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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Indian in the Cupboard

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007309955

The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: April 2 2009
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
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Price: €11.03

I, Houdini

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007341535

Houdini is no ordinary hamster. He is an escapologist with an exceptional talent for getting out of cages and urge to escape leads him to all kinds of adventures... New edition published into the First Modern Classics list, fantastic stories for young readers.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: March 4 2010
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
Middle Years,
Book Level: 6.2
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Price: €9.45

Stealing Stacey

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007159222

A compelling and touching coming-of-age story set in the magnificent Australian outback.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: May 4 2004
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
Middle Years,
Book Level: 4.2
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Indian in the Cupboard Trilogy

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ISBN/EAN: 9780006749523

Three bestselling stories about Omri, and his friend Patrick, who turns his plastic Red Indian, Little Bull, into a real miniature person.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: March 1 1994
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
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Alice By Accident

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007143870

Nine-year-old Alice must write about herself for a school assignment, and in doing so, she sorts out her feelings about her somewhat prickly single mother, the father she has never met, her flamboyant paternal grandmother and the rest of her sometimes confusing life.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: May 6 2003
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
Middle Years,
Book Level: 5
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Key to the Indian

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007149025

The fifth title in this gripping series about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: November 3 2003
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
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Price: €8.42

Tiger, Tiger

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007462940

Two tigers. One city. Two very different lives. A compelling story about friendship, brotherhood and battling against the odds.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: April 26 2012
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
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Dungeon

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007137787

A medieval tragedy and tale of retribution - The Dungeon is a powerful story from a writer of great skill and potency.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: November 3 2003
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
Upper Years,
Book Level: 5.7
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Price: €8.15

Return of the Indian

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007148998

Omri has never forgotten Little Bull and yields to the temptation to see his tiny blood brother again. But Little Bull is found slumped over his horse with two bullet wounds in his back and Omri faces the terrifying responsibility of the power of life and death as he tries to help him.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: June 2 2003
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
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Mystery of the Cupboard

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ISBN/EAN: 9780007149018

What will Omri find inside the eaves of his new home? Will there be more little figures that come to life? After Omri reads his great-great-great-aunt's account, he longs to try the key. And when his friend Patrick comes to stay, nothing can stop him.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: November 3 2003
Author: Banks, Lynne Reid
Format: Paperback
Availability: Re-Printing
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Price: €11.03