Summary Book Review Tiffany Aching 4-Book Collection by Terry Pratchett:
Download or read book Tiffany Aching 4-Book Collection written by Terry Pratchett and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 1680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection includes all four Tiffany Aching novels in Terry Pratchett's beloved and bestselling Discworld series. The Wee Free Men: Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men—a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . . A Hat Full of Sky: Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this! What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself ... if it can be done at all. Wintersmith: When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. Because if Tiffany doesn't make it to Spring—Spring won't come. I Shall Wear Midnight: As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone—or something—is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root. Aided by the tiny-but-tough Wee Free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . .
Summary Book Review Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature by Caroline Webb:
Download or read book Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature written by Caroline Webb and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-09-15 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world—and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers.
Summary Book Review Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9 by Deanna J. McDaniel:
Download or read book Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9 written by Deanna J. McDaniel and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-06-30 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.
Summary Book Review Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction by Bernice M. Murphy:
Download or read book Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction written by Bernice M. Murphy and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.
Summary Book Review The Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery Boxed Set, Books 4-6 by Jeanne Glidewell:
Download or read book The Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery Boxed Set, Books 4-6 written by Jeanne Glidewell and published by ePublishing Works!. This book was released on 2022-09-27 with total page 874 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Join Senior Citizens and Full-Time RVers Rip and Rapella Ripple for Three Full-Length Adventures of Mystery and Mayhem BOOK 4: RIP YOUR HEART OUT – While celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary on an Alaskan cruise, Rip experiences a serious cardiac event resulting in a triple-bypass. Of course, the hospital is just the beginning; the Chartreuse Caboose isn’t the best place to recuperate and heal. His cardiac care nurse, Sydney Combs, has the perfect solution: her recently deceased aunt’s home. But when Sydney is accused of murder, Rapella takes the case. BOOK 5: RIPPED APART - Rip and Rapella head to Rockport, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, to assist their daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Milo, with recovery from the horrific storm. Rapella, with a nose for foul-play, suspects Regina’s missing neighbor may have been murdered amidst the maelstrom when she discovers a mysterious note. When an anonymous tipster turns up dead, Rapella is determined to find justice for both. BOOK 6: RIPPED OFF - Rip and Rapella arrive in Albuquerque to surprise their granddaughter Tiffany on her thirtieth birthday.But the festivities take a chill when Tiffany and husband Chase’s investment manager and close friend, Trey Monroe, is found dead in the airport with a one-way ticket to the Cayman Islands in his hand. The money Chase and Tiffany had invested through Trey is missing. Worse yet, Tiffany learns—unbeknownst to her—Chase had invested their entire savings in a risky IPO, which lands Chase in the matrimonial dog house, as well as in the big house as a murder suspect. From The Publisher: The Ripple Effect series is enjoyed by fans of Joanne Fluke, Madison Johns, Ceecee James, and readers of cozy mysteries who enjoy light-hearted, clean & wholesome mysteries featuring female amateur sleuths and senior citizens. “It is not often a book makes me laugh aloud but Jeanne Glidewell never disappoints . . .” ~Yvonne P., Reviewer “Absolutely love this series. Very well done.” ~eBook Discovery Read & Review Club “I hope this series continues. Being Rip and Rapellas’ age, I am happy to see them featured in adventures. I can recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, cozy or not.” ~Anna, Reviewer THE RIPPLE EFFECT MYSTERIES, in series order: A Rip Roaring Good Time Rip Tide Ripped to Shreds Rip Your Heart Out Ripped Apart Ripped Off No Big Rip The Grim Ripper THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series order Leave No Stone Unturned The Extinguished Guest Haunted With This Ring Just Ducky The Spirit of the Season - a holiday novella Cozy Camping Marriage & Mayhem
Summary Book Review The School Story by David Aitchison:
Download or read book The School Story written by David Aitchison and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2022-02-15 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The School Story: Young Adult Narratives in the Age of Neoliberalism examines the work of contemporary writers, filmmakers, and critics who, reflecting on the realm of school experience, help to shape dominant ideas of school. The creations discussed are mostly stories for children and young adults. David Aitchison looks at serious novels for teens including Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak and Faiza Guène’s Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow, the light-hearted, middle-grade fiction of Andrew Clements and Tommy Greenwald, and Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography for young readers, I Am Malala. He also responds to stories that take young people as their primary subjects in such novels as Sapphire’s Push and films including Battle Royale and Cooties. Though ranging widely in their accounts of young life, such stories betray a mounting sense of crisis in education around the world, especially in terms of equity (the extent to which students from diverse backgrounds have fair chances of receiving quality education) and empowerment (the extent to which diverse students are encouraged to gain strength, confidence, and selfhood as learners). Drawing particular attention to the influence of neoliberal initiatives on school experience, this book considers what it means when learning and success are measured more and more by entrepreneurship, competitive individualism, and marketplace gains. Attentive to the ways in which power structures, institutional routines, school spaces, and social relations operate in the contemporary school story, The School Story offers provocative insights into a genre that speaks profoundly to the increasingly precarious position of education in the twenty-first century.
Summary Book Review Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds by Marion Rana:
Download or read book Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds written by Marion Rana and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-12 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.
Author :Jes Battis Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2021-06-08 ISBN 10 :9781501515330 Pages :252 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (533 users download)
Summary Book Review Thinking Queerly by Jes Battis:
Download or read book Thinking Queerly written by Jes Battis and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do we love wizards? Where do these magical figures come from? Thinking Queerly traces the wizard from medieval Arthurian literature to contemporary YA adaptations. By exploring the link between Merlin and Harry Potter, or Morgan le Fay and Sabrina, readers will see how the wizard offers spaces of hope and transformation for young readers. In particular, this book examines how wizards think differently, and how this difference can resonate with both LGBTQ and neurodivergent readers, who’ve been told they don’t fit in.
Summary Book Review An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett by Andrew M. Butler:
Download or read book An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett written by Andrew M. Butler and published by Praeger. This book was released on 2007 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A hugely revealing critical encyclopedia of the whole Pratchett oeuvre, including non-Discworld novels, works for children and miscellania.
Summary Book Review Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett:
Download or read book Dragons at Crumbling Castle written by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-09-11 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster! Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store . . . Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem! ‘So funny I dropped my spoon laughing!’ – King Arthur
Summary Book Review Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers by Rebecca L. Thomas:
Download or read book Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers written by Rebecca L. Thomas and published by Libraries Unltd Incorporated. This book was released on 2009 with total page 732 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents librarians and teachers with information on more than seven hundred fiction series for children in middle school and high school, providing annotations, a listing of titles, important characters, genre, author biography, and major themes.
Summary Book Review Something about the Author by Lisa Kumar:
Download or read book Something about the Author written by Lisa Kumar and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2007-02 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
Download or read book Genreflecting written by Cynthia Orr and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-04-23 with total page 622 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.
Summary Book Review The Magic of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows:
Download or read book The Magic of Terry Pratchett written by Marc Burrows and published by White Owl. This book was released on 2020-07-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An in-depth look into the life and writings of the bestselling author of the Discworld novels, Good Omens, and Nation. The Magic of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s bestselling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him—via more than sixty best-selling books—to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts. Praise for The Magic of Terry Pratchett "In this encompassing biography of the prolific fantasy and science-fiction author, writer and comedian Burrows details both the writing accomplishments and the personal life of Sir Terry Pratchett. . . . Burrows spoke to friends and family, and this biography has moments of sadness, especially when discussing Pratchett’s fight with Alzheimer’s. But the book is also funny and conversational in tone, and an excellent tribute to a beloved author.” —Booklist “Affable and consistently engaging . . . Burrow’s buoyant, pun-peppered, and aptly footnote-flecked style . . . helpfully marries his subject matter, propelling us through decade after decade of a heavily writing-centric life while illuminating Pratchett’s complexities and contradictions without any drag in the tempo.” —Locus Magazine “An impressively comprehensive, engagingly written biography. ****”—SFX
Summary Book Review Supernatural Youth by Jes Battis:
Download or read book Supernatural Youth written by Jes Battis and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2011 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The goal of Supernatural Youth: The Rise of the Teen Hero in Literature and Popular Culture, edited by Jes Battis, is to analyze the ways in which young heroic protagonists are presented in popular literary and visual texts. Supernatural Youth is essential for educators who work in the fields of English, media studies, women's studies, LGBT studies, and sociology, as well as undergraduate students who are interested in popular culture.