A Sudden Wild Magic

A Sudden Wild Magic
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publsiher: William Morrow & Company
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1992
Genre: Fiction

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An adventurous group of good witches embarks on a perilous mission to save the earth from attack by an evil predator bent on stealing the planet's ideas, innovations, and technologies. 15,000 first printing.


Author: John Clute
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-11-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1473219809

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For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. As Scores demonstrates, his devotion to the task of understanding the central literatures of our era has not slackened. There are jokes in Scores, and curses, and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word of every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world. Following on from his two previous books of collected reviews (Strokes and Look at the Evidence) this book collects reviews from a wide variety of sources, but mostly from Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly. Where it has seemed possible to do so without distorting contemporary responses to books, these reviews have been revised, sometimes extensively. 125 review articles, over 200 books reviewed in more than 214,000 words.

Wild Magic

Wild Magic
Author: Jude Fisher
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-11-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1471141446

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Magic has returned to Elda, creating all manner of wonders and terrors. None yet know that the source of this magic is the legendary Rosa Eldi, restored to the world, but not yet restored to herself. Unaware of her true nature, she has married King Ravn Asharson of the North, and now with usurpers and assassins circling she must conceive a child to establish the succession. In the Southern Empire, the fire of holy war is smouldering and violence is everywhere, fuelled by fundamentalist hatred and bigotry. Caught up in these machinations, peace-loving Saro Vingo is forced to take up arms against the North; and Virelai, apprentice sorcerer, finds himself chained to the murderous plans of his master, Tycho Issian. Ignoring his king's call to arms, Aran Aranson, chief of the Rockfall clan, is in the grip of a mad obsession borne of a magical map and dreams of sailing the frozen seas to Sanctuary, island of legend, to find a fortune. His daughter, Katla, dreams of sailing with him; but her fate lies elsewhere. All over Elda, forces are aligning themselves for good or for evil. There is magic in the world again, but it is wild and unpredictable, and few will count its touch a blessing.

Wild Magic

Wild Magic
Author: Tamora Pierce
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-12-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1439115176

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Discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure in this first book of the Immortals series, featuring an updated cover for longtime fans and fresh converts alike, and including an all-new afterword from Tamora Pierce. Thirteen-year-old Daine has always had a special connection with animals, but only when she’s forced to leave home does she realize it’s more than a knack—it’s magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but she can also make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen’s Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student. Under Numair’s guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she encounters other beings, too, who are not so gentle. These terrifying creatures, called Immortals, have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years—but now someone has broken the barrier. And it’s up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an Immortal attack.

Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones
Author: Farah Mendlesohn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2013-09-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 113546135X

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British author Diana Wynne Jones has been writing speculative fiction for children for more than thirty years. A clear influence on more recent writers such as J. K. Rowling, her humorous and exciting stories of wizard's academies, dragons, and griffins-many published for children but read by all ages-are also complexly structured and thought provoking critiques of the fantasy tradition. This is the first serious study of Jones's work, written by a renowned science fiction critic and historian. In addition to providing an overview of Jones's work, Farah Mendlesohn also examines Jones's important critiques of the fantastic tradition's ideas about childhood and adolescence. This book will be of interest to Jones's many admirers and to those who study fantasy and children's literature.

Retelling Stories Framing Culture

Retelling Stories  Framing Culture
Author: John Stephens
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2013-01-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 113660149X

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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.

Reading Programs for Young Adults

Reading Programs for Young Adults
Author: Martha Seif Simpson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2015-11-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1476605440

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School and public libraries often provide programs and activities for children in preschool through the sixth grade, but there is little available to young adults. For them, libraries become a place for work—the place to research an assignment or find a book for a report—but the thought of the library as a place for enjoyment is lost. So how do librarians recapture the interest of teenagers? This just might be the answer. Here you will find theme-based units (such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others) that are designed for young adults. Each includes a display idea, suggestions for local sponsorship of prizes, a program game to encourage participation, 10 theme-related activities, curriculum tie-in activities, sample questions for use in trivia games or scavenger hunts, ideas for activity sheets, a bibliography of related works, and a list of theme-related films. The units are highly flexible, allowing any public or school library to adapt them to their particular needs.

The Dragon Book Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy

The Dragon Book  Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy
Author: Jack Dann
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-09-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1849398763

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In this unmissable collection, the biggest names in Fantasy reignite the fire of these legendary beasts with stories that will consume your imagination. Magical! THE DRAGON BOOK has stories from Garth Nix, Tad Williams, Jonathan Stroud, Tamora Pierce, Diana Wynne Jones, Sean Williams, Greg Maguire and many others.

Four British Fantasists

Four British Fantasists
Author: Charles Butler
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2006
Genre: Children's stories, English
ISBN: 081085242X

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Explores the work of four of the successful of the generation of fantasy writers who rose to prominence in the second Golden Age of children's literature in Britain.

The Promise Witch The Wild Magic Trilogy Book Three

The Promise Witch  The Wild Magic Trilogy  Book Three
Author: Celine Kiernan
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-06-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1536218251

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The Wild Magic trilogy culminates in a middle-grade fantasy adventure about witches, courage, community, and the terrors of sudden climate change. Third in a darkly enchanting trilogy after Begone the Raggedy Witches and The Little Grey Girl, The Promise Witch opens in a time of heat and thirst. The deposed old tyrant of a queen sent a cursed winter to bury Witches Borough in snow. Months later, the clouds have vanished, but an equally cursed drought has settled over the castle and its river, now bone-dry. Witches Borough is dying, and though Mup is the pathfinder, the stitcher of worlds, is she strong enough to mend a scorched landscape and bring the water home? Enter a raggedy witch trailing a storm of ashes: Magda, Crow’s mother. She wants Mup to fulfill a promise. She wants Mup to help her. And woe betide any who stand in her way. Irish storyteller Celine Kiernan’s breathtaking tale of family, loyalty, and risk caps a timeless trilogy brimming with drama and danger—and heartbreaking resonance to the struggles of today.


Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-05-03
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1448126169

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Diana Wynne Jones is best-known for her novels and stories - of magical fantasy - written mainly for children. She received a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, as well as two Mythopoeic Awards and the Guardian Fiction Award for Charmed Life. But she was also a witty, entertaining speaker, a popular guest at science fiction and fantasy conventions and an engaged, scholarly critic of writing that interested her. This collection of more than twenty-five papers, chosen by Diana herself, includes fascinating literary criticism (such as a study of narrative structure in The Lord of the Rings and a ringing endorsement of the value of learning Anglo Saxon) alongside autobiographical anecdotes about reading tours (including an account of her famous travel jinx), revelations about the origins of her books, and thoughts in general about the life of an author and the value of writing. The longest autobiographical piece, 'Something About the Author', details Diana's extraordinary childhood and is illustrated with family photographs. Reflections is essential reading for anyone interested in Diana's works, fantasy or creative writing. The collection features a foreword by Neil Gaiman and an introduction and interview by Charlie Butler, a respected expert on fantasy writing.

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children s Literature

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children   s Literature
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2015-09-07
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9004298606

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The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature: Heroes and Eagles investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children’s literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery stories and classical mythology, and considering the ideological manipulations in these works.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales
Author: Donald Haase
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2008
Genre: Fairy tales
ISBN: 9780313334412

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Best Books for Young Adults

Best Books for Young Adults
Author: Holly Koelling
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2007-08-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0838935699

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This is a classic, standard resource for collection building and on-the-spot readers advisory absolutely indispensable for school and public libraries.

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1997
Genre: Authors, American
ISBN: 1563086158

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Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading.

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction
Author: Don D'Ammassa
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 1657
Release: 2015-04-22
Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
ISBN: 1438140630

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Presents articles on the horror and fantasy genres of fiction, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature
Author: Brian Stableford
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2009-08-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780810863453

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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.