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A Monster Calls

By Patrick Ness,Siobhan Dowd
  • ISBN Code: : 0763669091
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-monster-calls.pdf

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NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

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Sang Monster Muncul Persis Lewat Tengah Malam. Seperti Monster-Monster Lain. Tetapi, dia bukanlah monster seperti yang dibayangkan Conor. Conor mengira sang monster seperti dalam mimpi buruknya, yang mendatanginya hampir setiap malam sejak Mum mulai menjalani pengobatan, monster yang datang bersama selimut kegelapan, desau angin, dan jeritan… Monster ini berbeda. Dia kuno, liar. Dan dia menginginkan hal yang paling berbahaya dari Conor. Dia Menginginkan Kebenaran. Dalam buku karya dua pemenang Carnegie Medal ini, Patrick Ness merangkai kisah menyentuh tentang cinta, kehilangan, dan harapan. Ia menulisnya berdasarkan ide final Siobhan Dowd, penulis yang meninggal akibat kanker. Ini memang kisah sedih. Tetapi kisah ini juga bijak, kelam namun lucu dan berani, dengan kalimat-kalimat singkat, dilengkapi gambar-gambar fantastis dan keheningan-keheningan yang menggugah. A MONSTER CALLS merupakan hadiah dari penulis luar biasa dan karya seni yang mengagumkan. —The New York Times

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062403214
  • Total of Pages : 304
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  • Total of Pages : 608
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  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Book Code : 0375891544
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 342
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  • Book Code : 0763670855
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 168
  • Pdf File: monstrous-affections.pdf

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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
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  • Pdf File: chaos-walking.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 153872474X
  • Total of Pages : 290
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  • Book Code : 0525582371
  • Total of Pages : 336
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  • Pdf File: the-guggenheim-mystery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007390343
  • Total of Pages : 496
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  • Pdf File: the-crash-of-hennington.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062860747
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Total of Pages : 312
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  • Pdf File: the-london-eye-mystery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
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  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: code-orange.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
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  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 733
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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Book Code : 1429924314
  • Total of Pages : 720
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  • Pdf File: everything-is-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godard's work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting images—cultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as a—if not the—key influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable. In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godard's technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the director's early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godard's wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave filmmakers. Everything Is Cinema confirms Godard's greatness and shows decisively that his films have left their mark on screens everywhere.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101550449
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: the-lions-of-little-rock.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weighty—this authentic piece of work has got soul."—The New York Times Book Review As twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is everything Marlee wishes she could be: she's brave, brash and always knows the right thing to say. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn't matter. She just wants her friend back. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are even willing to take on segregation and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families. Winner of the New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1789093961
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: the-lights-of-prague.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For readers of VE Schwab and The Witcher, science and magic clash in atmospheric gaslight-era Prague. In the quiet streets of Prague all manner of mysterious creatures lurk in the shadows. Unbeknownst to its citizens, their only hope against the tide of predators are the dauntless lamplighters – secret elite of monster hunters whose light staves off the darkness each night. Domek Myska leads a life teeming with fraught encounters with the worst kind of evil: pijavice, bloodthirsty and soulless vampiric creatures. Despite this, Domek finds solace in his moments spent in the company of his friend, the clever and beautiful Lady Ora Fischerová - a widow with secrets of her own. When Domek finds himself stalked by the spirit of the White Lady - a ghost who haunts the baroque halls of Prague castle – he stumbles across the sentient essence of a will-o’-the-wisp captured in a mysterious container. Now, as its bearer, Domek wields its power, but the wisp, known for leading travellers to their deaths, will not be so easily controlled. After discovering a conspiracy amongst the pijavice that could see them unleash terror on the daylight world, Domek finds himself in a race against those who aim to twist alchemical science for their own dangerous gain.

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 146688259X
  • Total of Pages : 3920
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: the-house-of-night-series.pdf

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Dare to enter the HOUSE OF NIGHT, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling series, with this complete e-collection of all twelve books! When 16-year-old Zoey Redbird is Marked by a vampyre tracker and begins to undergo the Change into an actual vampyre, she has to leave behind her family in Tulsa and move into the House of Night, a boarding school for other fledglings like her. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been singled out by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. Although Zoey has awesome new powers, it's not so easy to fit in when everyone knows you're "special" – and some people wish you weren't.... As Zoey tries to make new friends and maybe find a hot boyfriend (or three), she comes up against all kinds of evil, from the perfect-looking, super-popular girl with not-so-innocent plans, to the mysterious deaths happening at the House of Night and all over Tulsa, and the beautiful high priestess, Neferet, who seems to have Zoey's best interests at heart...or does she? Things at the House of Night are rarely what they seem. Can Zoey find the courage deep within herself to find the truth and embrace her destiny? Read the entire epic series from #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors P. C. CAST and KRISTIN CAST: Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted, Burned, Awakened, Destined, Hidden, Revealed, Redeemed

Chaos Walking Movie Tie-in Edition: The Knife of Never Letting Go

By Patrick Ness
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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 1536211036
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 210
  • Pdf File: chaos-walking-movie-tie-in-edition.pdf

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Read it before you see it! The first book of Patrick Ness’s astonishing Chaos Walking trilogy, inspiration for a major motion picture, is now available in a movie tie-in edition. Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. In the midst of the cacophony, Todd knows that the town is hiding something from him: something so awful he is forced to flee. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, Todd stumbles upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

Patrick Ness: Exclusive Candlewick Press Sampler

By Patrick Ness
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 0763690260
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: patrick-ness.pdf

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The sampler includes chapters from three of Patrick Ness’s celebrated novels: More Than This, A Monster Calls, and The Knife of Never Letting Go. More Than This From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life — or perhaps afterlife — of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. A Monster Calls An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. The Knife of Never Letting Go A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard — and where the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret.

Pastoral Aesthetics

By Nathan Carlin
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190270160
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 861
  • Pdf File: pastoral-aesthetics.pdf

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It is often said that bioethics emerged from theology in the 1960s, and that since then it has grown into a secular enterprise, yielding to other disciplines and professions such as philosophy and law. During the 1970s and 1980s, a kind of secularism in biomedicine and related areas was encouraged by the need for a neutral language that could provide common ground for guiding clinical practice and research protocols. Tom Beauchamp and James Childress, in their pivotal The Principles of Biomedical Ethics, achieved this neutrality through an approach that came to be known as "principlist bioethics." In Pastoral Aesthetics, Nathan Carlin critically engages Beauchamp and Childress by revisiting the role of religion in bioethics and argues that pastoral theologians can enrich moral imagination in bioethics by cultivating an aesthetic sensibility that is theologically-informed, psychologically-sophisticated, therapeutically-oriented, and experientially-grounded. To achieve these ends, Carlin employs Paul Tillich's method of correlation by positioning four principles of bioethics with four images of pastoral care, drawing on a range of sources, including painting, fiction, memoir, poetry, journalism, cultural studies, clinical journals, classic cases in bioethics, and original pastoral care conversations. What emerges is a form of interdisciplinary inquiry that will be of special interest to bioethicists, theologians, and chaplains.

Harry and the Dinosaurs: A Monster Surprise!

By Ian Whybrow
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141962569
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 541
  • Pdf File: harry-and-the-dinosaurs.pdf

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Harry thinks he's too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs but they think he's wrong! He looked after them when he was little and now they want to stick by him - forever . . . When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry discovers he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs. Just a rub with his finger calls up some MONSTER-sized muscle! In this adventure, Harry and his friends are kayaking when they discover someone is stealing rare birds' eggs. But there's a SURPRISE in store for the thief!

The Truths of Monsters

By Ildikó Limpár
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476643741
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: the-truths-of-monsters.pdf

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As monster theory highlights, monsters are cultural symbols, guarding the borders that society creates to protect its values and norms. Adolescence is the time when one explores and aims at crossing borders to learn the rules of the culture that one will fit into as an adult. Exploring the roles of monsters in coming-of-age narratives and the need to confront and understand the monstrous, this work explores recent developments in the presentation of monsters--such as the vampire, the zombie, and the man-made monster--in maturation narratives, then moves on to discuss monsters inhabiting the psychic landscapes of child characters. Finally, it touches on monsters in science fiction, in which facing the monstrous is a variation of the New World narrative. Discussions of novels by M. R. Carey, Suzanne Collins, Neil Gaiman, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Sarah Maria Griffin, Seanan McGuire, Stephenie Meyer, Patrick Ness, and Jon Skovron are complemented by analysis of television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Westworld.

Beyond the Book

By Bridget Carrington
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443855413
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 818
  • Pdf File: beyond-the-book.pdf

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November 2012 saw the joint annual conference of the British branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and the MA course at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University. The theme of the conference was the investigation of aspects of literature for children that were ‘Beyond the Book’. From woodcuts to e-books, children’s literature has always lent itself to reinterpretation and expansion. In its early days, this was achieved through different forms of retelling, through illustration and interactive illustration (pop-ups and flaps), and then through music, film, television and stage adaptation. The contributors to the 2012 conference explored the variety of means by which we transform literature intended for children, and celebrated the vibrant world of creativity that has sought, and continues to seek, different ways in which to engage young readers. Bridget Carrington and Jennifer Harding have previously collaborated as the editors of earlier IBBY UK/NCRCL MA conference proceedings: Going Graphic: Comics and Graphic Novels for Young People; Conflicts and Controversies: Challenging Children’s Literature; and It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme: Children and Poetry (Pied Piper Publishing, 2010, 2011, 2012).

Young Adult Literature in the Composition Classroom

By Tamara Girardi,Abigail G. Scheg
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476633487
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 122
  • Pdf File: young-adult-literature-in-the-composition-classroom.pdf

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Young adult literature holds an exceptional place in modern American popular culture. Accessible to readers of all levels, it captures a diverse audience and tends to adapt to the big screen in an exciting way. With its wide readership, YAL sparks interesting discussions inside and outside of the classroom. This collection of new essays examines how YAL has impacted college composition courses, primarily focusing on the first year. Contributors discuss popular YA stories, their educational potential, and possibilities for classroom discussion and exercise.