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Arthur and the Forbidden City

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ISBN13: 9780060596262
ISBN10: 0060596260
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In Arthur and the Minimoys, internationally renowned filmmaker Luc Besson created a unique world where magical marvels abound, dark forces lurk around every corner, and a tribe of tiny people live hidden in an ordinary-looking garden. Now, in the thrilling conclusion to the epic adventure, Arthur, Princess Selenia, and Prince Betameche must find a way into the heart of the most dangerous, terrifying place known to Minimoys — Necropolis, the forbidden city, where malevolent wizard Maltazard the cursed rules with cruel power.

Luc Besson's two Arthur books were a spectacular success when they were first published in France, topping the best-seller lists for the year behind only Harry Potter. Join Arthur for the adventure of a lifetime, where he discovers that sometimes the smallest heroes can make the biggest difference.

Review:

"The mishmash of a plot is matched by extraordinarily cliched writing....Genuinely, entirely and irredeemably awful and rescued by not a shred of imagination or delight." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

In this follow-up to his bestselling Arthur and the Minimoys, filmmaker Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita) concludes this epic adventure. Arthur, Princess Selenia, and Prince Betameche head to the forbidden city Necropolis, where the malevolent wizard Maltazard rules with cruel power.

Synopsis:

Arthur's quest takes him into the heart of the forbidden city ...

Arthur's backyard looks like a peaceful, ordinary garden — if you are human-sized, that is. But if you're half an inch tall, like the Minimoys, this backyard is a vast world where fierce battles are fought, ferocious monsters are faced, and one evil wizard, Maltazard the Cursed, rules with cruel power from his terrifying stronghold: Necropolis, the forbidden city.

Now ten-year-old Arthur — magically transformed into a Minimoy — and his Minimoy companions, brave Princess Selenia and mischievous Prince Betameche, must somehow find a way into this forbidden city. Their mission: to rescue Arthur's grandfather, recover a stolen treasure, and save the land of the Minimoys once and for all, before it's too late.

But once you're inside the forbidden city .... can you ever get out again?

About the Author

Luc Besson is the internationally renowned and award-winning writer/director/producer behind such movies as The Fifth Element, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, and La Femme Nikita. Arthur and the Minimoys is his first novel for young readers, soon to be followed by the sequel, Arthur and the Forbidden City. He is currently working on a movie based on both books to be released in 2006.

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DsnGurl, September 5, 2006 (view all comments by DsnGurl)
I love this book it is one of my all time favs and I am going to see the movie the first day it comes out!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060596262
Translator:
Sowchek, Ellen
Publisher:
Libri
Translator:
Sowchek, Ellen
Author:
Besson, Luc
Author:
by Luc Besson
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Movie Tie - In
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
U.S. ed.
Publication Date:
September 1, 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Pages:
183
Dimensions:
8.84x6.32x.74 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Arthur and the Forbidden City
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Product details 183 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060596262 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The mishmash of a plot is matched by extraordinarily cliched writing....Genuinely, entirely and irredeemably awful and rescued by not a shred of imagination or delight."
"Synopsis" by , In this follow-up to his bestselling Arthur and the Minimoys, filmmaker Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita) concludes this epic adventure. Arthur, Princess Selenia, and Prince Betameche head to the forbidden city Necropolis, where the malevolent wizard Maltazard rules with cruel power.
"Synopsis" by ,

Arthur's quest takes him into the heart of the forbidden city ...

Arthur's backyard looks like a peaceful, ordinary garden — if you are human-sized, that is. But if you're half an inch tall, like the Minimoys, this backyard is a vast world where fierce battles are fought, ferocious monsters are faced, and one evil wizard, Maltazard the Cursed, rules with cruel power from his terrifying stronghold: Necropolis, the forbidden city.

Now ten-year-old Arthur — magically transformed into a Minimoy — and his Minimoy companions, brave Princess Selenia and mischievous Prince Betameche, must somehow find a way into this forbidden city. Their mission: to rescue Arthur's grandfather, recover a stolen treasure, and save the land of the Minimoys once and for all, before it's too late.

But once you're inside the forbidden city .... can you ever get out again?

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