The Menagerie 3 Krakens And Lies

Author: Tui T. Sutherland
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062216848
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The Menagerie trilogy comes to a fantastic conclusion in Krakens and Lies, the third magical and mysterious adventure from Tui Sutherland (New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series) and Kari Sutherland. Young readers who love mythological creatures and series like Fablehaven, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and Spirit Animals won't want to miss the Menagerie. Someone has been sabotaging the Menagerie, and Logan and Zoe are on the case. But their troubles only get worse when the basilisk escapes its enclosure and the merpeople go on strike—leaving the kraken to its own devices. The race is on to solve the mystery and save the Menagerie in this riveting, action-packed finale!

Encountering Enchantment A Guide To Speculative Fiction For Teens 2nd Edition

Author: Susan Fichtelberg
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440834512
Size: 32.19 MB
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The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

The Menagerie

Author: Tui T. Sutherland
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062202901
Size: 11.33 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series, Tui T. Sutherland, and her sister, Kari Sutherland, comes the Menagerie series, perfect for fans of Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series and The Spiderwick Chronicles. In the small town of Xanadu, Wyoming lies the Menagerie, a top secret facility filled with unicorns, dragons, phoenixes, and other fairy tale creatures. At least, it was a secret—until six griffin cubs escaped. If Logan and Zoe don’t get the cubs back fast, the entire Menagerie will be shut down. The race is on and the resulting adventure is only the beginning of a thrilling series that will leave readers wanting a magical menagerie of their very own.

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers

Author: Rob Reid
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442274425
Size: 43.44 MB
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Reaching Reluctant Young Readers features 150 middle-grade books. Each profiled title has the potential to hook the reluctant reader and lure them to read the entire book. To specifically encourage elementary and middle-school-age reluctant children to read, there is first a pitch to get the reader’s attention. That is followed by a short reading passage to “set the hook” and encourage the young person to read the rest of the book on their own. Further, the book contains several hundred additional recommended titles. The books selected for this collection were chosen following the criteria of reluctant reader books created by the Quick Picks committee sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. While these guidelines were designed for young adult books, they also work well for middle-grade books. The criteria include: clear writing (no convoluted long sentences with sophisticated vocabulary), high interest “hook” in the first few pages, well-defined characters, interesting plot, and familiar themes.

Magic Park 3 Das Gestohlene Mammut

Author: Kari Sutherland
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 373200337X
Size: 51.86 MB
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Logan hat alle Hände voll zu tun und eine lange Liste mit Aufgaben: 1.den Streik der Meermenschen beenden, die nach Hawaii umgesiedelt werden wollen und deshalb ihre Pflichten vernachlässigen. 2.den gefährlichen Basilisken wieder einfangen, der aus seinem Gehege entwischt ist. 3.herausfinden, wer unerlaubt im Tierpark herumschleicht. 4.Mom finden. 5.verhindern, dass die Welt von der Existenz der Menagerie erfährt. Selbst wenn man an mehreren Orten gleichzeitig sein könnte, wäre das alles kaum zu schaffen ... Magic Park, die fantastische Kinderbuch-Reihe für Jungen und Mädchen ab 11 Jahren von Bestseller-Autorin Tui T. Sutherland! Im Mittelpunkt steht ein geheimer Tierpark voller mythologischer und magischer Tiere wie Phönixe, Greifen, Drachen, Einhörner, Yetis und Meermenschen. Die originelle Geschichte verbindet realistische Alltagsthemen wie Schule und Freundschaft mit tollen Fantasy-Elementen und ist witzig, temporeich und warmherzig zugleich.

Author: Linda Howard
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9789604507689
Size: 47.85 MB
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Sarah's ordered life is shattered when her beloved employer is brutally murdered. The investigating detective assures Sarah that she is not a suspect. Then, a second killing and this time, and despite a lack of evidence connecting her to the crime, Sarah cannot escape the shadow of guilt. Sarah carries on with her life. She doesn't realize that a deranged stalker is luring her into an elaborate trap.

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 618030971X
Size: 73.88 MB
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Η πτώση του Ατσαλόκαρδου θα έπρεπε να κάνει τα πράγματα πιο εύκολα, αντί γι’ αυτό, όμως, έφερε τον Ντέιβιντ αντιμέτωπο με νέα, βασανιστικά ερωτήματα που κανείς στο Νιουκάγο δεν είναι σε θέση να απαντήσει. Ο αγώνας της ανθρωπότητας εναντίον των Επικών έχει μεταφερθεί τώρα στην Αποκατεστημένη Βαβυλώνα, την πόλη που κάποτε ήταν γνωστή ως Μανχάταν. Μισοβυθισμένη στη θάλασσα κι έχοντας χάσει την αλλοτινή της αίγλη, είναι ένας τόπος όπου η ανθρώπινη ζωή έχει ελάχιστη αξία και βρίσκεται υπό την εξουσία της μυστηριώδους Επικής Ρεγκάλια. Στην προσπάθειά του να βρει τις απαντήσεις που αναζητά, ο Ντέιβιντ θα κληθεί να αναλάβει μια αποστολή γεμάτη απίστευτους κινδύνους, ακόμα πιο τρομακτική και θανάσιμη απ’ τη σύγκρουσή του με τον πανίσχυρο Ατσαλόκαρδο.

Monsters

Author: David D. Gilmore
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812220889
Size: 35.73 MB
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The human mind needs monsters. In every culture and in every epoch in human history, from ancient Egypt to modern Hollywood, imaginary beings have haunted dreams and fantasies, provoking in young and old shivers of delight, thrills of terror, and endless fascination. All known folklores brim with visions of looming and ferocious monsters, often in the role as adversaries to great heroes. But while heroes have been closely studied by mythologists, monsters have been neglected, even though they are equally important as pan-human symbols and reveal similar insights into ways the mind works. In Monsters: Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, and All Manner of Imaginary Terrors, anthropologist David D. Gilmore explores what human traits monsters represent and why they are so ubiquitous in people's imaginations and share so many features across different cultures. Using colorful and absorbing evidence from virtually all times and places, Monsters is the first attempt by an anthropologist to delve into the mysterious, frightful abyss of mythical beasts and to interpret their role in the psyche and in society. After many hair-raising descriptions of monstrous beings in art, folktales, fantasy, literature, and community ritual, including such avatars as Dracula and Frankenstein, Hollywood ghouls, and extraterrestrials, Gilmore identifies many common denominators and proposes some novel interpretations. Monsters, according to Gilmore, are always enormous, man-eating, gratuitously violent, aggressive, sexually sadistic, and superhuman in power, combining our worst nightmares and our most urgent fantasies. We both abhor and worship our monsters: they are our gods as well as our demons. Gilmore argues that the immortal monster of the mind is a complex creation embodying virtually all of the inner conflicts that make us human. Far from being something alien, nonhuman, and outside us, our monsters are our deepest selves.