Alanna

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1481439588
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (481 users)

Download or read book Alanna written by Tamora Pierce and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-10-21 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, learning many hard lessons along her path to high adventure.

The Fiction Gateway

Publisher : Aust Council for Ed Research
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ISBN : 0864318804
Pages : 178 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (864 users)

Download or read book The Fiction Gateway written by Suzanne Eberlé and published by Aust Council for Ed Research. This book was released on 2009 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this guide, two experienced school librarians provide a selection of books for librarians, teachers and parents. The Fiction Gateway is an essential resource that supports individual, group and social reading program and provides an instant guide to matching children's interests with suitable reading material.

Female Heroes in Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350119318
Pages : 217 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (35 users)

Download or read book Female Heroes in Young Adult Fantasy Fiction written by Leah Phillips and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2023-01-26 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The heroic romance is one of the West's most enduring narratives, found everywhere, from religion and myth to blockbuster films and young adult literature. Within this story, adolescent girls are not, and cannot be, the heroes. They are, at best, the hero's bride, a prize he wins for slaying monsters. Crucially, although the girl's exclusion from heroic selfhood affects all girls, it does not do so equally- whiteness and able-bodiedness are taken as markers of heightened, fantasy femininity. Female Heroes in Young Adult Fantasy Fiction explores how the young female-heroes of mythopoeic YA, a Tolkienian-inspired genre drawing on myth's world-creating power and YA's liminal potential, disrupt the conventional heroic narrative. These heroes, such as Tamora Pierce's Alanna the Lioness, Daine the Wildmage, and Marissa Meyer's Cinder and Iko, offer a model of being-hero, an embodied way of living and being in this world that disrupts the typical hero's violent hierarchy, isolating individuality, and erasure of difference. In doing so, they push the boundaries of what it means to be a hero, a girl, and even human.

Alanna: The First Adventure

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1448192692
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (448 users)

Download or read book Alanna: The First Adventure written by Tamora Pierce and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-10-21 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.” Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places. Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page. But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to learn who her enemies are. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins . . .

Out of This World Library Programs: Using Speculative Fiction to Promote Reading and Launch Learning

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440852871
Pages : 157 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Out of This World Library Programs: Using Speculative Fiction to Promote Reading and Launch Learning written by Joel A. Nichols and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-02-06 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the most compelling—and in many cases the most accessible—titles across the vast area of imaginative fantasy and science fiction literature and media, this book showcases creative ways to build on existing interest in these genres and promote reading, literacy, and critical thinking. • Presents ways for librarians connect to young patrons with enriching and entertaining workshop ideas • Models deep engagement with reading and texts, focusing on leveraging high-interest popular fiction and media to engage young people in critical thinking and reflection, thereby increasing their understanding of the world and themselves • Stimulates children of various learning styles and age ranges to think creatively and critically through curricula that ties into STEM/STEAM learning

Of Modern Dragons; and other essays on Genre Fiction:

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1847600697
Pages : 266 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (847 users)

Download or read book Of Modern Dragons; and other essays on Genre Fiction: written by John Lennard and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2008 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A volume of essays exploring some of the best genre fiction of the last 40 years.

Retelling Stories, Framing Culture

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 113660149X
Pages : 328 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Retelling Stories, Framing Culture written by John Stephens and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens to traditional stories when they are retold in another time and cultural context and for a different audience? This first-of-its-kind study discusses Bible stories, classical myths, heroic legends, Arthurian romances, Robin Hood lore, folk tales, 'oriental' tales, and other stories derived from European cultures. One chapter is devoted to various retellings of classics, from Shakespeare to "Wind in the Willows." The authors offer a general theory of what motivates the retelling of stories, and how stories express the aspirations of a society. An important function of stories is to introduce children to a cultural heritage, and to transmit a body of shared allusions and experiences that expresses a society's central values and assumptions. However, the cultural heritage may be modified through a pervasive tendency of retellings to produce socially conservative outcomes because of ethnocentric, androcentric and class-based assumptions in the source stories that persist into retellings. Therefore, some stories, such as classical myths, are particularly resistant to feminist reinterpretations, for example, while other types, such as folktales, are more malleable. In examining such possibilities, the book evaluates the processes of interpretation apparent in retellings. Index included.

Song of the Lioness Quartet

Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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ISBN : 9781481416498
Pages : 1168 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (416 users)

Download or read book Song of the Lioness Quartet written by Tamora Pierce and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2014-10-21 with total page 1168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Experience the magic and adventure of the complete Song of the Lioness quartet, now available in a collectible boxed set with new cover art and afterwords from acclaimed author of this beloved fantasy series, Tamora Pierce. Fearless, bold, athletic, magical. Young Alanna of Trebond is all of these things, and more than anything else, she has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only to boys. So she and her twin brother, Thom, switch places: Thom heads for the convent to become a sorcerer, and Alanna—pretending to be a boy—is off to the castle of King Roald to begin her journey to knighthood. Filled with swords and sorcery, exploits and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s quest for knighthood launches the epic adventures of Tortall’s heroes. This paperbook boxed set of the beloved Song of the Lioness quartet includes original afterwords from Tamora Pierce for each book in the collection: Alanna, In the Hand of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, and Lioness Rampant.

Into the Closet

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136777288
Pages : 296 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Into the Closet written by Victoria Flanagan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Into the Closet examines the representation of cross-dressing in a wide variety of children’s fiction, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to teen films and novels for young adults. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the different types of cross-dressing found in children’s narratives, raising a number of significant issues relating to the ideological construction of masculinity and femininity in books for younger readers. Many literary and cultural critics have studied the cultural significance of adult cross-dressing, yet although cross-dressing representations are plentiful in children’s literature and film, very little critical attention has been paid to this subject to date. Into the Closet fills this critical gap. Cross-dressing demonstrates how gender is symbolically constructed through various items of clothing and apparel. It also has the ability to deconstruct notions of problematizing the relationship between sex and gender. Into the Closet is an important book for academics, teachers, and parents because it demonstrates how cross-dressing, rather than being taboo, is frequently used in children’s literature and film as a strategy to educate (or enculturate) children about gender.

“Throw the book away”

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476605661
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book “Throw the book away” written by Amie A. Doughty and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-05-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children’s literature is an excellent way to educate children, on everything from social behavior and beliefs to attitudes toward education itself. A major aspect of children’s literature is the importance of books and reading. Books represent adult authority. This book examines the role that books, reading and writing play in children’s fantasy fiction, from books that act as artifacts of power (The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Harry Potter) to interactive books (The Neverending Story, Malice, Inkheart) to books with character-writers (Percy Jackson, Captain Underpants). The author finds that although books and reading often play a prominent role in fantasy for children, the majority of young protagonists gain self-sufficiency not by reading but specifically by moving beyond books and reading.

Children's Books in Print

Publisher : R. R. Bowker
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ISBN :
Pages : 1266 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book Children's Books in Print written by R R Bowker Publishing and published by R. R. Bowker. This book was released on 1999-12 with total page 1266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults

Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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ISBN :
Pages : 1216 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults written by Ruth Nadelman Lynn and published by Libraries Unltd Incorporated. This book was released on 2005 with total page 1216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers brief descriptions of more than 7,500 works of fantasy arranged by themes, including animal, time travel, witchcraft, sorcery, ghost, and humor.

First Test

Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
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ISBN : 0307433358
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book First Test written by Tamora Pierce and published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall—one that allows females to train for knighthood. After years in the Yamani Islands, she knows that women can be warriors, and now that she’s returned home, Kel is determined to achieve her goal. She believes she is ready for the traditional hazing and grueling schedule of a page. But standing in Kel’s way is Lord Wyldon. The training master is dead set against girls becoming knights. He says she must pass a one-year trial that no male page has ever had to endure. It’s just one more way to separate Kel from her fellow trainees. But she is not to be underestimated. She will fight to succeed, even when the test is unfair. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." —SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." —LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Reading Tamora Pierce: 'The Protector of the Small'

Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
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ISBN : 1847602452
Pages : 191 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (847 users)

Download or read book Reading Tamora Pierce: 'The Protector of the Small' written by John Lennard and published by Humanities-Ebooks. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tamora Pierce is a prolific and very unusual modern master of fantasy for young adults and the first such author to appear regularly on the New York Times bestseller lists. The four books making up The Protector of the Small are the 9th to 12th (of 15) novels set in Tortall, and follow the progress of Keladry of Mindelan from the first openly female page in more than a century to her attainment of Knighthood and introduction to war. The Notes cover Tamora Pierce's life and work; the world of Tortall (including the geography, cast, and neighbouring cultures); the strange menagerie of immortal creatures who may be friend or foe; the pantheon of interfering multicultural god/desse/s; knighthood; and the school series format that Pierce adapts. The well-illustrated Annotations cover unusual words, ideas, and objects mentioned, real-world cultural, historical, and literary references, and the major thematic issues that develop throughout the quartet. First Test, Page, Squire, and Lady Knight are all covered on a chapter-by-chapter basis. The Essay considers The Protector of the Small as a revisioning of Song of the Lioness, the structure of the quartet, and the nature of Blayce and the killing devices. A Note on Fanfiction surveys the enormous Tortall archive of fanfic as a resource for readers of the quartet, and a Bibliography provides checklists both of Pierce's works and of writing about her. Tamora Pierce read the book in manuscript and has generously allowed her comments to be published, including new extracanonical facts about Jump, women in combat, the death magic that powers the killing devices, and much more.

Reading Tamora Pierce: 'The Immortals'

Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
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ISBN : 1847600379
Pages : 122 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (847 users)

Download or read book Reading Tamora Pierce: 'The Immortals' written by John Lennard and published by Humanities-Ebooks. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The four books making up The Immortals are the 5th - 8th (of 15) novels set in Tortall, and introduce the' Wildmage', Veralidaine Sarrasri, who appears in most later novels in the Tortall series. The Notes in this book cover Tamora Pierce's life and work; the world of Tortall (including the geography, cast, and neighbouring cultures); the strange menagerie of immortal creatures who may be friend or foe; and the pantheon of interfering multicultural god/desse/s. The well-illustrated Annotations pay special attention to the many animals who feature, cultural and historical references, and the major thematic issues that develop throughout the quartet. Wild Magic, Wolf-Speaker, The Emperor Mage, and The Realms of the Gods are all covered on a chapter-by-chapter basis, and there is a link to the deleted chapter of The Emperor Mage (in which Daine heals a poisoned camel). The Essay compares The Immortals with its successor quartet, Protector of the Small, for both the brave teenage heroines have a particular and very educational relationship with Pierce's greatest fantasy-beasts, the amazing (and amazingly smelly) Stormwings. The Bibliography has a section detailing works about' Tamora Pierce and Children's Writing'.

For Younger Readers

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Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (89 users)

Download or read book For Younger Readers written by and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Beka Cooper: The Hunt Records

Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
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ISBN : 0449813177
Pages : 1728 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (449 users)

Download or read book Beka Cooper: The Hunt Records written by Tamora Pierce and published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2012-07-10 with total page 1728 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beka Cooper's journals describe her training, promotion, and success as a policewoman (dog) in Tortall. From the back alleys of Corus, to the sewers of Port Caynn, to the backwoods of the north country, Beka will not let her quarry escape. Tamora Pierce's first tales told in first person give marvelous insight into the complex and wonderful character of Beka, whose strength, loyalty, and goodness are an inspiration to all those around her . . . except perhaps the criminals.