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ISBN13: 9780753461181
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Now available in paperback, The Fire Thief hilariously reimagines the myth ofPrometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus travels through time to Eden City in 1858. There, he befriends a young orphan, actor, and petty criminal named Jim. When Jim runs into trouble with the law, Prometheus is torn—if he uses his powers to get his friend out of trouble, he will betray his hiding place to the gods. Terry Deary masterfully interweaves two plots, with action jumping at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City. Packed with puns, wisecracks, and sarcastic footnotes, The Fire Thief turns Greek mythology into a laughing matter.

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"Dreary has wriiten a satirical book that is probably too complex for the intended readers." Children's Literature

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"The characters fail to develop beyond stereotypes, and the plot twists unroll all too predictably." School Library Journal

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"Self-consciously Dickensian in cast and theme, this pastiche is likely to leave readers as confused as they are unimpressed." Kirkus Reviews

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Now available in paperback, The Fire Thief hilariously reimagines the myth of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus travels through time to Eden City in 1858. There, he befriends a young orphan, actor, and petty criminal named Jim. When Jim runs into trouble with the law, Prometheus is torn — if he uses his powers to get his friend out of trouble, he will betray his hiding place to the gods. Terry Deary masterfully interweaves two plots, with action jumping at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City. Packed with puns, wisecracks, and sarcastic footnotes, The Fire Thief turns Greek mythology into a laughing matter.

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International best-selling author Terry Deary reinvents the myth of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus travels through time to a murky metropolis called Eden City. There, he befriends a motley assortment of comic characters and learns what humans have done with his gift of fire.

Enter our narrator: Jim, a young orphan, actor, aspiring novelist, and petty criminal who rids the wealthy of their worldly possessions. With the help of Jim, Terry Deary masterfully interweaves two plots, with the action jumping at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City. Prometheus has a soft spot for humans in need, but using his powers to get his new friends out of trouble will betray his hiding place to the gods!

Using humorous footnotes, shameless puns, and literary references to everyone from Dickens to Poe, Terry Deary has created an original work that will have readers laughing out loud.

About the Author

Terry Deary is the author of over 160 books. He writes both fiction andnonfiction to much acclaim and has a hand in the television, theater, andradio worlds as well. His Horrible History series has sold twenty millioncopies worldwide, and his books have been translated into twenty-eightlanguages. Deary has won numerous awards, including Blue Peter's Best Nonfiction Author of the Century in the United Kingdom. He was nameda Doctor of Education by Sunderland University. For more informationplease visit www.terry-deary.net.

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fantasticly funny,magicly misticall and ultimately unputdownable.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780753461181
Author:
Deary, Terry
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Prometheus (Greek deity)
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
Historical/United States/Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Fire Thief Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.07 x 5.1 x 0.89 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 256 pages Kingfisher - English 9780753461181 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Dreary has wriiten a satirical book that is probably too complex for the intended readers."
"Review" by , "The characters fail to develop beyond stereotypes, and the plot twists unroll all too predictably."
"Review" by , "Self-consciously Dickensian in cast and theme, this pastiche is likely to leave readers as confused as they are unimpressed."
"Synopsis" by ,
Now available in paperback, The Fire Thief hilariously reimagines the myth of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus travels through time to Eden City in 1858. There, he befriends a young orphan, actor, and petty criminal named Jim. When Jim runs into trouble with the law, Prometheus is torn — if he uses his powers to get his friend out of trouble, he will betray his hiding place to the gods. Terry Deary masterfully interweaves two plots, with action jumping at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City. Packed with puns, wisecracks, and sarcastic footnotes, The Fire Thief turns Greek mythology into a laughing matter.
"Synopsis" by , International best-selling author Terry Deary reinvents the myth of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus travels through time to a murky metropolis called Eden City. There, he befriends a motley assortment of comic characters and learns what humans have done with his gift of fire.

Enter our narrator: Jim, a young orphan, actor, aspiring novelist, and petty criminal who rids the wealthy of their worldly possessions. With the help of Jim, Terry Deary masterfully interweaves two plots, with the action jumping at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City. Prometheus has a soft spot for humans in need, but using his powers to get his new friends out of trouble will betray his hiding place to the gods!

Using humorous footnotes, shameless puns, and literary references to everyone from Dickens to Poe, Terry Deary has created an original work that will have readers laughing out loud.

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