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Dragon Harper

By Anne McCaffrey,Todd J. McCaffrey
  • ISBN Code: : 0345502523
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Captivating . . . The McCaffreys are well known for their brilliant characterizations, and they do not disappoint here.”—Booklist In Fort Hold, a clutch of fire-lizard eggs is about to hatch, and Lord Bemin’s beautiful young daughter, Koriana, is determined to Impress one of the delightful creatures. At the hatching, apprentice harper Kindan Impresses a fire-lizard of his own . . . and wins the heart of Koriana. But Lord Bemin mistrusts harpers and will not hear of a match between his daughter and the low-born Kindan. Then fate intervenes in the form of a virulent plague as fast-spreading as it is deadly. Arising suddenly, as if out of nowhere, the contagion decimates hold after hold, paying no heed to distinctions of birth. In this feverish crucible, friendship and love will be tested to the breaking point and beyond. For with Threadfall scant years away, the Dragonriders dare not expose themselves to infection, and it will fall to Kindan and his fellow apprentices to bravely search for a cure and save humanity. “Strong storytelling and compelling drama, along with memorable characters.”—Library Journal

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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345457455
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: crystal-singer.pdf

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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345490991
  • Total of Pages : 288
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  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Book Code : 1429969679
  • Total of Pages : 304
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345458605
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345509730
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 274
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345453964
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: dragonquest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345497368
  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345454057
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: all-the-weyrs-of-pern.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Book Code : 110166567X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: zel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Book Code : 1443402842
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: wolf-hall.pdf

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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345454006
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: dragonseye.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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By Robert Repino
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  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Book Code : 1616954280
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 619
  • Pdf File: morte.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Dragongirl

By Todd J. McCaffrey
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345521919
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 809
  • Pdf File: dragongirl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With a cast of beloved characters from previous Pern novels, Dragongirl is another triumph for Todd McCaffrey—and a riveting chapter for the Dragonriders of Pern. Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen Talenth, has returned with the dragons and riders who fled into the past to heal their battle wounds and prepare to fight anew the menace of Thread. Now more than three years older, Fiona is no longer a child but a woman—thrust into authority by a shocking tragedy. But leading weyrfolk who are distrustful of a young outsider will be only one of her challenges. Despite gaining reinforcements from the past, too few dragons have survived the recent plague to stem the tide of the intensifying Threadfall. As a senior Weyrwoman, Fiona must take decisive action. With the aid of Lorana, the rider who sacrificed her dragon for others, and Fiona’s true love, the harper Kindan, she proposes a daring, nearly impossible plan. But if it succeeds, it just might save them all.

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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 034553350X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345453999
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 814
  • Pdf File: the-chronicles-of-pern.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Travel back to the earliest days of Pernese history in this first-ever Dragonriders of Pern short-story collection! Join the original survey team as they explore Pern and decide to recommend it for colonization. Share the terror of the evacuation from the Southern Continent as a flotilla of ships, aided by intelligent, talking dolphins, braves the dreadful currents of the Pernest ocean. Learn how the famous Ruatha Hold was founded, and thrill with the dragonriders as they expand into a second, then a third Weyr. And discover a secret lost in time: the rescue of some of the original colonists before the planet was cut off forever! Building a new life on a distant world, braving the dreaded Thread that falls like silver rain from the sky only to destroy every living thing it touches, flying heroically on the wondrous dragons: The Dragonriders of Pern!

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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440834512
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • Pdf File: encountering-enchantment.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 135106715X
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 377
  • Pdf File: literature-for-young-adults.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now in its second edition, this book explores a great variety of genres and formats of young adult literature while placing special emphasis on contemporary works with nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions that are well suited to young adult readers. It looks at the ways in which contemporary readers can access literature and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers the resources that are available, especially online, for choosing and using good literature in the classroom and for recommending books for their students’ personal reading. In addition to traditional genre chapters, this book includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; and film. Graphic novels, diversity issues, and uses of technology are also included throughout the text. The book's discussion of literary language—including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms—enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their peers (and others) when communicating about books. This book is an essential resource for preservice educators to help young adults understand and appreciate the excellent literature that is available to them. New to the second edition: New popular authors, books, and movies with a greater focus on diversity of literature Updated coverage of new trends, such as metafiction, a renewed focus on nonfiction, and retellings of canonical works Increased attention to graphic novels and multimodal texts throughout the book eResources with downloadable materials, including book lists, awards lists, and Focus Questions

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  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1642501239
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 602
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-awesome-women-writers.pdf

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“A testament to the relationship and contributions of women writers, lest we forget their impact and inspiration . . . [an] amazing journey.” —Ntozake Shange, author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson takes us through time and highlights women who have left their mark on the literary world. This expansive compilation of women writers is a chance to delve deeper into the lives and works of renowned authors and learn about some lesser-known greats, as well. Some of the many women writers you will love learning about are: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Rachel Carson, Nadine Gordimer, Margaret Mead, Joyce Carol Oates, and many, many more. This feminist book is a beacon of brilliance and a celebration of the journeys and accomplishments of women who have worked to have their voices heard in black and white letters across the world. Open The Book of Awesome Women Writers today, and you will find: Engaging chapters such as “Prolific Pens,” “Mystics, Memoirists, and Madwomen,” and “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested” A plethora of necessary new additions to your reading list Confirmation that the female voice is not only awesome, but an essential part of literary culture “So go on, do some guilt-free indulging in the pages of Becca Anderson’s basket of literary bonbons. She has gathered a wealth of delectable stories in which to immerse ourselves, a bit at a time. Let’s hear it for bibliophiles and book ladies—our richest yet most non-fattening vice.” —Vicki León, author of Uppity Women of Ancient Times

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By M. Keith Booker
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0810878844
  • Total of Pages : 434
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: historical-dictionary-of-science-fiction-in-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.

Anne McCaffrey

By Robin Roberts
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1604732997
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 757
  • Pdf File: anne-mccaffrey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons is the biography of a writer who vividly depicted alien creatures and new worlds. As the author of the Dragonriders of Pern series, McCaffrey (1926–2011) was one of the most significant writers of science fiction and fantasy. She was the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and her 1978 novel The White Dragon was the first science-fiction novel to appear on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. This biography reveals a fascinating and complex figure, one who created and re-created her fiction by drawing on life experiences. At various stages, McCaffrey was a beautiful young girl who refused to fit into traditional gender roles in high school, a restless young mother who wanted to write, an American expatriate who became an Irish citizen, an animal lover who dreamed of fantasy worlds with perfect relationships between humans and beasts, and a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage just as the women's movement took hold. Author Robin Roberts conducted interviews with McCaffrey, her children, friends, and colleagues, and used archival correspondence and contemporary reviews and criticism. The biography examines how McCaffrey's early interests in theater, Slavonic languages and literature, and British history, mythology, and culture all shaped her science fiction. The book is a nuanced portrait of a writer whose appeal extends well beyond readers of her chosen genre.

Legends II

By George R. R. Martin,Diana Gabaldon,Terry Brooks,Anne McCaffrey
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345471091
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 822
  • Pdf File: legends-ii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, including Terry Brooks, Diana Gabaldon, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and Anne McCaffrey Legends II picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in Legends II return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand-alones—perfect introductions to the work of their authors—and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based. ROBIN HOBB returns to the Realm of the Elderlings with “Homecoming,” a powerful tale in which exiles sent to colonize the Cursed Shores find themselves sinking into an intoxicating but deadly dream . . . or is it a memory? GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues the adventures of Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in “The Sworn Sword,” set a generation before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire. ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne’er-do-wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in “The Yazoo Queen.” DIANA GABALDON turns to an important character from her Outlander saga—Lord John Grey—in “Lord John and the Succubus,” a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War. ROBERT SILVERBERG spins an enthralling tale of Majipoor’s early history—and remote future—as seen through the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unexpected destiny in “The Book of Changes.” TAD WILLIAMS explores the strange afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in “The Happiest Dead Boy in the World.” ANNE McCAFFREY shines a light into the most mysterious and wondrous of all places on Pern in the heartwarming “Beyond Between.” RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the great battles of the Riftwar to the story of one soldier, a young man about to embark on the ride of his life, in “The Messenger.” ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in “Threshold,” set at the end of the Third Age of her Symphony of Ages series. NEIL GAIMAN gives us a glimpse into what befalls the man called Shadow after the events of his Hugo Award–winning novel American Gods in “The Monarch of the Glen.” TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in “Indomitable,” the tale of Jair Ohmsford’s desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch . . . armed only with the magic of illusion.

Of Modern Dragons and other essays on Genre Fiction

By John Lennard
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  • Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: of-modern-dragons-and-other-essays-on-genre-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A volume of essays exploring some of the best genre fiction of the last 40 years, including workk by Reginald Hill, Thomas Harris, Dorothy L. Sayers, Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb (since 2000 the world's best-selling novelist) , J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, Ian McDonald, Octavia E. Butler, and The Tortallan World of Tamora Pierce.

Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

By Karen D. Wood,William E. Blanton
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  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Book Code : 1606233815
  • Total of Pages : 526
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 804
  • Pdf File: literacy-instruction-for-adolescents.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thorough and accessible, this professional resource and text shows how the latest research in adolescent literacy can be translated into effective practice in middle and high school classrooms. Leading authorities discuss findings on the adolescent learner, addressing such essential topics as comprehension, content-area literacy, differentiated instruction, gender differences in literacy learning, and English language learners. With a focus on evidence-based methods, coverage ranges from techniques for building digital literacy and comprehension skills to strategies for flexible grouping and writing instruction. Ideal for courses in adolescent literacy, each chapter includes guiding questions, discussion questions, and classroom examples.

Legends

By Robert Silverberg
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1429966572
  • Total of Pages : 720
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 179
  • Pdf File: legends.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Acclaimed writer and editor Robert Silverberg gathered eleven of the finest writers in Fantasy to contribute to this collection of short novels. Each of the writers was asked to write a new story based on one of his or her most famous series: from Stephen King's opening piece set in his popular Gunslinger universe to Robert Jordan's early look at his famed Wheel of Time saga, these stories are exceptionally well written and universally well told. The authors include King, Jordan, and Silverberg himself, as well as Terry and Lyn Pratchett, Terry Goodkind, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, and Raymond E. Feist. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Time of the Dragons

By James A. Owen
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481441442
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 250
  • Pdf File: time-of-the-dragons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

James A. Owen continues to take readers on a journey through the fantastical world of beloved fantasy, where dragons are real, and dreams—and nightmares—come true. John and Jack, two of the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica, have discovered a plea for help on an ancient medieval parchment—it is not only addressed to them, but seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson. Yet before they can discover the origin of the strange book, Hugo walks through a door in time—and vanishes into the past. And, just like that, the world begins to change. The only hope to restore the proper order of things lies in a forgotten island at the edge of the Archipelago, where a time travel device left by Jules Verne must be used to race through history itself—from the Bronze Age to ancient Alexandria and the founding of the Silver Throne. But even if all of the legendary Caretakers from past and present are able to answer the oldest mystery in the world and save Hugo, darker forces may still be gathering against them, and a greater crisis may be at hand. Together with a new enemy, the Imperial Cartological Society, the Shadow King may be unstoppable. The only hope may in the Grail Child, Rose Dyson, and her companions’ desperate quest to find the only weapon capable of defeating their enemies and the Spear: the broken sword Caliburn. With page-turning action and a great twist, this story is a classic among classics—a volume to be treasured and gifted to those we love.

Nebula Awards Showcase 2010

By Bill Fawcett
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101186275
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 681
  • Pdf File: nebula-awards-showcase-2010.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The year's best science fiction and fantasy in one essential volume. An annual commemoration, the Nebula Awards are presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to those members whose imaginations refine and re-define the infinite storytelling possibilities found within the genre. The Nebula Awards Showcase represents the best of the best in fantasy in one indispensible collection. This year's compilation includes stories by: ?Ursula K. LeGuin ?Catherine Asaro ?John Kessel ?Nina Kiriki Hoffman ?Harry Harrison, this year's Grandmaster

Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 3rd Edition

By Rose Brock
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440866945
  • Total of Pages : 219
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 971
  • Pdf File: young-adult-literature-in-action.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Taking a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians and for librarians who are new to working with young adults • Focuses on timely topics such as diverse books, LGBTQ+ selections, the role of book formats, and the relevance of librarians serving teen populations • Provides updated information on audio and e-books, accessible books, and graphic novels • Shows how YALSA and AASL standards and competencies can be demonstrated

A Study Guide for Donald Barthelme's "The King of Jazz"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410388522
  • Total of Pages : 19
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 412
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-donald-barthelme-s-the-king-of-jazz.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Study Guide for Donald Barthelme's "The King of Jazz", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.