Thirteenth Child

Thirteenth Child


Author : Patricia C. Wrede
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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ISBN : 0545283035
Pages : 352 pages
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#1 NYT bestselling author Pat Wrede returns to Scholastic with an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the wild, wild west. Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.


13th Child

13th Child


Author : Patricia C. Wrede
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ISBN : 9780545200264
Pages : 344 pages
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Eighteen-year-old Eff must finally get over believing she is bad luck and accept that her special training in Aphrikan magic, and being the twin of the seventh son of a seventh son, give her extraordinary power to combat magical creatures that threaten settlements on the western frontier.


The Far West

The Far West


Author : Patricia C. Wrede
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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ISBN : 0545512697
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (545 users)

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, the fantastic conclusion to her tale of magic on the western frontier. Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child...but also the seventh daughter in her family. Her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful double seventh son. Her life at the edge of the Great Barrier Spell is different from anyone else's that she knows. When the government forms an expedition to map the Far West, Eff has the opportunity to travel farther than anyone in the world. With Lan, William, Professor Torgeson, Wash, and Professor Ochiba, Eff finds that nothing on the wild frontier is as they expected. There are strange findings in their research, a long prarie winter spent in too-close quarters, and more new species, magical and otherwise, dangerous and benign, than they ever expected to find. And then spring comes, and the explorers realize how tenuous life near the Great Barrier Spell may be if they don't find a way to stop a magical flood in a hurry. Eff's unique way of viewing magic has saved the settlers time and again, but this time all of Columbia is at stake if she should fail.


Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns

Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns


Author : Paul Green
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 147662402X
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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From automatons to zombies, many elements of fantasy and science fiction have been cross-pollinated with the Western movie genre. In its second edition, this encyclopedia of the Weird Western includes many new entries covering film, television, animation, novels, pulp fiction, short stories, comic books, graphic novels and video and role-playing games. Categories include Weird, Weird Menace, Science Fiction, Space, Steampunk and Romance Westerns.


Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child


Author : Lee Galda
Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1305854985
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (35 users)

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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Across the Great Barrier

Across the Great Barrier


Author : Patricia C. Wrede
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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ISBN : 0545033438
Pages : 354 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (545 users)

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In an alternate frontier America, Eff must travel beyond the Great Barrier and come to terms with her magic abilities--and those of her twin brother--to stop the newest threat encroaching on the settlers.


Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold


Author : Edward James
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN : 0252097378
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (252 users)

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Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias against the disabled, economic exploitation, and the role of women in society. Acclaimed science fiction scholar Edward James traces Bujold's career, showing how Bujold emerged from fanzine culture to win devoted male and female readers despite working in genres--military SF, space opera--perceived as solely by and for males. Devoted to old-school ideas such as faith in humanity and the desire to probe and do good in the universe, Bujold simultaneously subverted genre conventions and experimented with forms that led her in bold creative directions. As James shows, her iconic hero Miles Vorkosigan--unimposing, physically impaired, self-conscious to a fault--embodied Bujold's thematic concerns. The sheer humanity of her characters, meanwhile, gained her a legion of fans eager to provide her with feedback, expand her vision through fan fiction, and follow her into fantasy.


Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition


Author : Susan Fichtelberg
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440834512
Pages : 392 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

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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


School Library Journal

School Library Journal


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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics


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Pages : 114 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (312 users)

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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series


Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher : Copyright Office, Library of Congress
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Pages : 1516 pages
Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

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The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century

The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century


Author : Richard Perez
Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030398358
Pages : 650 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

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The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century examines magical realism in literatures from around the globe. Featuring twenty-seven essays written by leading scholars, this anthology argues that literary expressions of magical realism proliferate globally in the twenty-first century due to travel and migrations, the shrinking of time and space, and the growing encroachment of human life on nature. In this global context, magical realism addresses twenty-first-century politics, aesthetics, identity, and social/national formations where contact between and within cultures has exponentially increased, altering how communities and nations imagine themselves. This text assembles a group of critics throughout the world—the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia—who employ multiple theoretical approaches to examine the different ways magical realism in literature has transitioned to a global practice; thus, signaling a new stage in the history and development of the genre.


Fathers and Children

Fathers and Children


Author : Michael Paul Rogin
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
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ISBN : 1412823471
Pages : 373 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (412 users)

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Rogin shows us a Jackson who saw the Indians as a menace to the new nation and its citizens. This volatile synthesis of liberal egalitarianism and an assault on the American Indians is the source of continuing interest in the sobering and important book.


Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999

Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999


Author : R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher : Rr Bowker Llc
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ISBN : 9780835242011
Pages : 1300 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (242 users)

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Billboard

Billboard


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Pages : 114 pages
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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.


Billboard

Billboard


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Pages : 144 pages
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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.


Cue

Cue


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