The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, Book 4)

The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, Book 4)


Author : Eoin Colfer
Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
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ISBN : 9781368036993
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (36 users)

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Artemis Fowl's memories of the fairy race have been wiped, and his one fairy ally, Captain Holly Short, is on the run. He needs his memory back--and fast--because a power-crazed pixie is out for revenge, scheming to overthrow the Lower Elements Police. With Holly gone, Artemis is depending on a flatulent dwarf. Things are about to explode. . .


Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception


Author : Eoin Colfer
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141339136
Pages : 343 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

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This title is optimised for colour devices. Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing?


Artemis Fowl: Opal Deception, The (new cover)

Artemis Fowl: Opal Deception, The (new cover)


Author : Eoin Colfer
Publisher : Hyperion
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ISBN : 9781423124559
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (124 users)

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The evil pixie Opal Koboi has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis Fowl is at the top of her list. After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. But they have not forgotten about him. Once again, he must stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding – only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him.


Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception


Author : Eoin Colfer
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141927232
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

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This title is optimised for colour devices. Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing?


Artemis Fowl: Books 1-4

Artemis Fowl: Books 1-4


Author : Eoin Colfer
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141356391
Pages : 1216 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

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Artemis Fowl is the twelve-year-old child genius and most powerful criminal mastermind in history! This eBook bundle includes the first four titles in the compelling Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Eternity Code, and The Opal Deception. Artemis Fowl is public enemy number one, but will anyone ever stop him?


Read On... Speculative Fiction for Teens

Read On... Speculative Fiction for Teens


Author : Jamie Kallio
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1598846531
Pages : 147 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (598 users)

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This guide offers exciting new reading paths for students who enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal themes. With over 350 titles organized into their primary appeal characteristics and scores of thematic lists, librarians and educators will benefit from lists of contemporary selections specifically written for teens.


Artemis Fowl - The Ultimate Quiz Book

Artemis Fowl - The Ultimate Quiz Book


Author : Jack Goldstein
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
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ISBN : 178234313X
Pages : 61 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (782 users)

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This excellent quiz book contains 250 questions to test the knowledge of any Artemis Fowl fan. From questions any old human should know all the way through to trivia that would test Artemis himself, this is a fantastic way to enjoy the world of the fairy people even more. With easy navigation between each question and answer section and questions on a whole host of characters, you are sure to enjoy this fantastic quiz. Play it yourself or test your friends!


Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction

Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction


Author : Meghan Gilbert-Hickey
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 149683383X
Pages : 280 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (496 users)

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Contributions by Malin Alkestrand, Joshua Yu Burnett, Sean P. Connors, Jill Coste, Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Miranda A. Green-Barteet, Sierra Hale, Kathryn Strong Hansen, Elizabeth Ho, Esther L. Jones, Sarah Olutola, Alex Polish, Zara Rix, Susan Tan, and Roberta Seelinger Trites Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction offers a sustained analysis of race and representation in young adult speculative fiction (YASF). The collection considers how characters of color are represented in YASF, how they contribute to and participate in speculative worlds, how race affects or influences the structures of speculative worlds, and how race and racial ideologies are implicated in YASF. This collection also examines how race and racism are discussed in YASF or if, indeed, race and racism are discussed at all. Essays explore such notable and popular works as the Divergent series, The Red Queen, The Lunar Chronicles, and the Infernal Devices trilogy. They consider the effects of colorblind ideology and postracialism on YASF, a genre that is often seen as progressive in its representation of adolescent protagonists. Simply put, colorblindness silences those who believe—and whose experiences demonstrate—that race and racism do continue to matter. In examining how some YASF texts normalize many of our social structures and hierarchies, this collection examines how race and racism are represented in the genre and considers how hierarchies of race are reinscribed in some texts and transgressed in others. Contributors point toward the potential of YASF to address and interrogate racial inequities in the contemporary West and beyond. They critique texts that fall short of this possibility, and they articulate ways in which readers and critics alike might nonetheless locate diversity within narratives. This is a collection troubled by the lingering emphasis on colorblindness in YASF, but it is also the work of scholars who love the genre and celebrate its progress toward inclusivity, and who further see in it an enduring future for intersectional identity.


Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl


Author : Eoin Colfer
Publisher : Puffin Bks
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ISBN : 9780141322964
Pages : 112 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (322 users)

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Graphic novel.


Children’s Literature and Culture

Children’s Literature and Culture


Author : Harry Eiss
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443808636
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

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This collection of scholarship on the world of the child offers an eclectic overview of several aspects of youth culture today. The first essay focuses on Donna Williams, Joanna Greenberg, Temple Grandin and other children whose unusual minds raise questions that take us deep into the mysteries of all of human existence. The second, “Colonel Mustard in the Library With The Sims: From Board Games to Video Games and Back,” gives a historical context and theoretical frame for considering contemporary video and board games in our current age of television The third, “Just a Fairy, His Wits, and Maybe a Touch of Magic; Magic, Technology, and Self-Reliance in Contemporary Fantasy Fiction,” takes on the technological world of childhood, in this case considering how it is represented in three fantasy series, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl and Faerie Wars, The fourth essay offers a detailed view of the history of children’s literature in China, including discussions of the important philosophical views that controlled what got taught and how, detailed charts of significant historic dates, genres of children’s literature, and award winning books of Chinese literature. The fifth considers contemporary Western world consumerism, in this case three popular book series, Clique, Gossip Girl, and The A-List, all published by Alloy for teenage girls. The sixth, “Surfing the Series: A Rhizomic Reading of Series Fiction,” once again deals with series fiction. The seventh explores the recent “Monet Mania” that has sparked interest in the great Impressionist Claude Monet among adults and educators. The final essay, “Jean Craighead George’s Alaskan Children’s Books: Love and Survival,” focuses on her book Julie of the Wolves and how it expresses aspects of Alaskan culture.


Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love


Author : Kathleen A. Baxter
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 159884847X
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (598 users)

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Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.


The Guy-friendly YA Library

The Guy-friendly YA Library


Author : Rollie James Welch
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 9781591582700
Pages : 228 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (582 users)

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Looks at the reading habits of teenage boys and describes ways to improve library services for them.


Subcreation: Fictional-World Construction from J.R.R. Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams

Subcreation: Fictional-World Construction from J.R.R. Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams


Author : Stefanie Schult
Publisher : Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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ISBN : 3832544194
Pages : 242 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (832 users)

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The doctorial thesis argues that the term Subcreation with its revised and broadened definition, in part differing from J.R.R. Tolkien's original term sub-creation, may be used for the discussion of the making of fictional worlds in literary discourse. The successful conception of a fictional world depends on the reader's willing suspension of disbelief. This depends both on the author and his skilled composition of the world and all its aspects, as well as on the reader's acceptance of this invented fictional world. The author needs to create a narrative with an inner consistency, which is crucial to achieving the effect of the reader's immersion in the fictional world. The fundamental aspects that an author needs to realize to achieve successful Subcreation have been structured into and analysed in four categories: Language and Linguistic Variation, Physiopoeia, Anthropoeia and Mythopoeia. Furthermore, this thesis shows that, as contemporary examples of fantastic literature, both Tad Williams's and Terry Pratchett's fictional worlds are successfully created through the realization of these aspects of Subcreation. Apart from commenting on the success of the subcreative process, this thesis also remarks upon the cultural influences both authors include in their writings. While both may be considered Anglophone in a general categorization, Pratchett's Discworld retains a feeling of 'Britishness' that is not to be found in Williams's Otherland. The thesis proposes several approaches to Subcreation that may be studied subsequently. So, for example, it may be possible to determine the success of an author's Subcreation by collecting empirical data. Apart from literary works this field of studies may also include other media.


Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide


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Pages : 394 pages
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For Younger Readers

For Younger Readers


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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics


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Pages : 100 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (312 users)

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For Younger Readers; Braille and Talking Books

For Younger Readers; Braille and Talking Books


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