A Sudden Wild Magic

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Publisher : William Morrow & Company
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029244442
Pages : 424 pages
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Download or read book A Sudden Wild Magic written by Diana Wynne Jones and published by William Morrow & Company. This book was released on 1992 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An adventurous group of good witches embarks on a perilous mission to save the earth from attack by an evil predator bent on stealing the planet's ideas, innovations, and technologies. 15,000 first printing.

Scores

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9781473219809
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Scores written by John Clute and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-11-24 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. As Scores demonstrates, his devotion to the task of understanding the central literatures of our era has not slackened. There are jokes in Scores, and curses, and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word of every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world. Following on from his two previous books of collected reviews (Strokes and Look at the Evidence) this book collects reviews from a wide variety of sources, but mostly from Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly. Where it has seemed possible to do so without distorting contemporary responses to books, these reviews have been revised, sometimes extensively. 125 review articles, over 200 books reviewed in more than 214,000 words.

Wild Magic

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9781471141447
Pages : 576 pages
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Download or read book Wild Magic written by Jude Fisher and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-11-20 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Magic has returned to Elda, creating all manner of wonders and terrors. None yet know that the source of this magic is the legendary Rosa Eldi, restored to the world, but not yet restored to herself. Unaware of her true nature, she has married King Ravn Asharson of the North, and now with usurpers and assassins circling she must conceive a child to establish the succession. In the Southern Empire, the fire of holy war is smouldering and violence is everywhere, fuelled by fundamentalist hatred and bigotry. Caught up in these machinations, peace-loving Saro Vingo is forced to take up arms against the North; and Virelai, apprentice sorcerer, finds himself chained to the murderous plans of his master, Tycho Issian. Ignoring his king's call to arms, Aran Aranson, chief of the Rockfall clan, is in the grip of a mad obsession borne of a magical map and dreams of sailing the frozen seas to Sanctuary, island of legend, to find a fortune. His daughter, Katla, dreams of sailing with him; but her fate lies elsewhere. All over Elda, forces are aligning themselves for good or for evil. There is magic in the world again, but it is wild and unpredictable, and few will count its touch a blessing.

Wild Magic

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ISBN 10 : 9781439115176
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book Wild Magic written by Tamora Pierce and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-12-08 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure in this first book of the Immortals series, featuring an updated cover for longtime fans and fresh converts alike, and including an all-new afterword from Tamora Pierce. Thirteen-year-old Daine has always had a special connection with animals, but only when she’s forced to leave home does she realize it’s more than a knack—it’s magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but she can also make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen’s Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student. Under Numair’s guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she encounters other beings, too, who are not so gentle. These terrifying creatures, called Immortals, have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years—but now someone has broken the barrier. And it’s up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an Immortal attack.

Diana Wynne Jones

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135461355
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book Diana Wynne Jones written by Farah Mendlesohn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Retelling Stories, Framing Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781136601491
Pages : 328 pages
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Download or read book Retelling Stories, Framing Culture written by John Stephens and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens to traditional stories when they are retold in another time and cultural context and for a different audience? This first-of-its-kind study discusses Bible stories, classical myths, heroic legends, Arthurian romances, Robin Hood lore, folk tales, 'oriental' tales, and other stories derived from European cultures. One chapter is devoted to various retellings of classics, from Shakespeare to "Wind in the Willows." The authors offer a general theory of what motivates the retelling of stories, and how stories express the aspirations of a society. An important function of stories is to introduce children to a cultural heritage, and to transmit a body of shared allusions and experiences that expresses a society's central values and assumptions. However, the cultural heritage may be modified through a pervasive tendency of retellings to produce socially conservative outcomes because of ethnocentric, androcentric and class-based assumptions in the source stories that persist into retellings. Therefore, some stories, such as classical myths, are particularly resistant to feminist reinterpretations, for example, while other types, such as folktales, are more malleable. In examining such possibilities, the book evaluates the processes of interpretation apparent in retellings. Index included.

Reading Programs for Young Adults

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476605449
Pages : 359 pages
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Download or read book Reading Programs for Young Adults written by Martha Seif Simpson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-11-16 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: School and public libraries often provide programs and activities for children in preschool through the sixth grade, but there is little available to young adults. For them, libraries become a place for work—the place to research an assignment or find a book for a report—but the thought of the library as a place for enjoyment is lost. So how do librarians recapture the interest of teenagers? This just might be the answer. Here you will find theme-based units (such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others) that are designed for young adults. Each includes a display idea, suggestions for local sponsorship of prizes, a program game to encourage participation, 10 theme-related activities, curriculum tie-in activities, sample questions for use in trivia games or scavenger hunts, ideas for activity sheets, a bibliography of related works, and a list of theme-related films. The units are highly flexible, allowing any public or school library to adapt them to their particular needs.

The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 10 : 9781849398763
Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy written by Jack Dann and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-09-30 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this unmissable collection, the biggest names in Fantasy reignite the fire of these legendary beasts with stories that will consume your imagination. Magical! THE DRAGON BOOK has stories from Garth Nix, Tad Williams, Jonathan Stroud, Tamora Pierce, Diana Wynne Jones, Sean Williams, Greg Maguire and many others.

Four British Fantasists

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 9780810852426
Pages : 322 pages
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Download or read book Four British Fantasists written by Charles Butler and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2006 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the work of four of the successful of the generation of fantasy writers who rose to prominence in the second Golden Age of children's literature in Britain.

Reflections

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 10 : 9781448126163
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Reflections written by Diana Wynne Jones and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-05-03 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Diana Wynne Jones is best-known for her novels and stories - of magical fantasy - written mainly for children. She received a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, as well as two Mythopoeic Awards and the Guardian Fiction Award for Charmed Life. But she was also a witty, entertaining speaker, a popular guest at science fiction and fantasy conventions and an engaged, scholarly critic of writing that interested her. This collection of more than twenty-five papers, chosen by Diana herself, includes fascinating literary criticism (such as a study of narrative structure in The Lord of the Rings and a ringing endorsement of the value of learning Anglo Saxon) alongside autobiographical anecdotes about reading tours (including an account of her famous travel jinx), revelations about the origins of her books, and thoughts in general about the life of an author and the value of writing. The longest autobiographical piece, 'Something About the Author', details Diana's extraordinary childhood and is illustrated with family photographs. Reflections is essential reading for anyone interested in Diana's works, fantasy or creative writing. The collection features a foreword by Neil Gaiman and an introduction and interview by Charlie Butler, a respected expert on fantasy writing.

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 10 : 9789004298606
Pages : 358 pages
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Download or read book The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-09-07 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature: Heroes and Eagles investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children’s literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery stories and classical mythology, and considering the ideological manipulations in these works.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 0313334412
Pages : 420 pages
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Download or read book The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales written by Donald Haase and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2008 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Best Books for Young Adults

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 10 : 9780838935699
Pages : 346 pages
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Download or read book Best Books for Young Adults written by Holly Koelling and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2007 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN 10 : 9781563086151
Pages : 531 pages
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Download or read book The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors written by Bernard Alger Drew and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1997 with total page 531 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781438140636
Pages : 1657 pages
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction written by Don D'Ammassa and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 1657 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents articles on the horror and fantasy genres of fiction, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

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ISBN 10 : 0810863456
Pages : 568 pages
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Download or read book The A to Z of Fantasy Literature written by Brian Stableford and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-08-13 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9781610692540
Pages : 1590 pages
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Download or read book Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] written by Anne E. Duggan Ph.D. and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-02-12 with total page 1590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts