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ISBN13: 9780439436557
ISBN10: 0439436559
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Arthur Penhaligon's magical adventures continue as he faces a new grave danger — in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday. More amazing fantasy from best-selling author Garth Nix.

Arthur doesn't think he will ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday — the house that contains an entire world. But Tuesday brings new challenges — in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the well-being of both Arthur's family and his world. Arthur must retrieve the Second Key from Grim Tuesday in order to save everything — an adventure that will include stealing a Sunship, surviving a very weird work camp, befriending a bearlike spirit, fighting the voidlike Nithlings, and traveling to the scary Far Reaches for the ultimate showdown.

Review:

"Garth Nix burst on the literary scene with his riveting Shade's Children, a YA tale of life down under post-apocalypse. Now he is taking his futuristic stories to the middle grades with this new 'Keys' series....Arthur is an earnest young hero and his absurd adventures could well become addictive." Children's Literature

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"The second in Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series, Grim Tuesday, brings back Arthur Penhaligon after his defeat of the titular villain in Mister Monday. While a new nemesis, Grim Tuesday, attempts to challenge Arthur for control of his key, the young hero must deal with Nithlings, a shape-changing Scoucher and Grim's band of seven Grotesques." Publishers Weekly Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Review:

"Arthur Penhaligon's adventures are absorbing and entertaining, with worthy characters and thought-provoking situations." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Arthur Penhaligon's magical adventures continue as he faces a grave new danger in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday.

About the Author

Garth Nix is the New York Times best-selling author of the Seventh Tower series, as well as the acclaimed novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.

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ceciliajasmine, July 3, 2014 (view all comments by ceciliajasmine)
Have you ever gotten so into a book that you finished it in one day? This series was like that for me. The character's details let you imagine the craziest things and make you laugh. Book 2 was my favorite out of the series. When I couldn't move on to a next book, I would read this one again. Not only was Grim Tuesday responsible for my library fees but also for my adoration for this series.
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Robin Wood, August 11, 2012 (view all comments by Robin Wood)
This is a great series for kids, imaginative, interesting, with room to grow. I'm an adult who likes YA and I am enjoying this series a lot. Arthur is a real kid, smart, caring and determined.
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Shoshana, February 19, 2008 (view all comments by Shoshana)
I so like Garth Nix. He creates genuinely interesting worlds and dilemmas and his characters, even when sparingly drawn, variously evoke empathy, interest, fear, admiration, and other emotions. This second installment begins as poor Arthur, exhausted by his Monday encounters, is quickly drawn back into a conflict with (and on) Tuesday. Perhaps the best way to read the series would be one a day for a week, in order that the reader identify even more closely with Arthur's desperation for a little down time. With this second book, the terms of the overall story arc seem to be established, so the reader can focus instead on the quality of Arthur's character. As in the Seventh Tower series, the young male protagonist gropes to understand a strange new world and his significant role in it. Arthur is much less churlish and more open to new experiences than is that series's protagonist Tal; it remains to be seen whether this renders him ultimately less interesting.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439436557
Author:
Nix, Garth
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Young adult fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series:
Keys to the Kingdom
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
January 1, 2004
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 336 pages Scholastic Paperbacks - English 9780439436557 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Garth Nix burst on the literary scene with his riveting Shade's Children, a YA tale of life down under post-apocalypse. Now he is taking his futuristic stories to the middle grades with this new 'Keys' series....Arthur is an earnest young hero and his absurd adventures could well become addictive."
"Review" by , "The second in Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series, Grim Tuesday, brings back Arthur Penhaligon after his defeat of the titular villain in Mister Monday. While a new nemesis, Grim Tuesday, attempts to challenge Arthur for control of his key, the young hero must deal with Nithlings, a shape-changing Scoucher and Grim's band of seven Grotesques." Publishers Weekly Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"Review" by , "Arthur Penhaligon's adventures are absorbing and entertaining, with worthy characters and thought-provoking situations."
"Synopsis" by , Arthur Penhaligon's magical adventures continue as he faces a grave new danger in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday.
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