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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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For a good vacation read, try Shadow Thieves. Anne Ursu's somewhat dark, mythological thriller is the first in the Cronus Chronicles, so if you enjoy it, there's more to look forward to. Ursu's work dances between humor, gothic suspense, and family values: if Charlotte and Zee do everything their parents say to do, then who will save the world?
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Something extraordinary is about to happen to Charlotte Mielswetzski. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It's not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere. It's not the arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he's the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. And it's not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedos who follow Charlotte everywhere. What's so extraordinary is not any one of these things. It's andlt;iandgt;allandlt;/iandgt; of them. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When Charlotte's friends start to get sick, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure. Their quest leads them to a not-so-mythical Underworld, where they face Harpies that love to rhyme, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Charlotte and Zee learn that in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil. And then they discover that the fate of every person — living andlt;iandgt;andandlt;/iandgt; dead — is in their hands.

Synopsis:

Conflict: In the end: Charlotte

Zee

Grandmother Winter

Mr. Metos

The Immortals: Description/Powers Important because.. In the endÉ Philonecron

Hades

Persephone

Charon

Music:

The Harpies like to rewrite nursery rhymes to reflect their more modern tastes. Rewrite a nursery rhyme or tune for another of the Underworld's beasts. Common tunes include "Mary Had a Little Lamb," "Frére Jacques," or "London Bridge."

Art: Design the costumes for a movie adaptation of the novel. Sketch garments and choose colors and fabrics.

Or choose a scene to design instead. You can sketch, paint, or use the computer to create your setting.

Synopsis:

Something extraordinary is about to happen to Charlotte Mielswetzski.

It's not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere. It's not the arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he's the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. And it's not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedos who follow Charlotte everywhere. What's so extraordinary is not any one of these things. It's all of them.

When Charlotte's friends start to get sick, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure. Their quest leads them to a not-so-mythical Underworld, where they face Harpies that love to rhyme, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood.

Charlotte and Zee learn that in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil. And then they discover that the fate of every person — living and dead — is in their hands.

About the Author

Anne Ursu is the author of The Shadow Thieves, The Siren Song, and The Immortal Fire, all books in the Cronus Chronicles series. She has also writtenandnbsp;novels for adults. Anne teaches at Hamline University's Masters ofandnbsp;Fine Arts in Writing for Children for Young Adults. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and cats.

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crowyhead, April 16, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
When children in their town start falling mysteriously ill, Charlotte and her cousin Zee uncover a plot to take over the Underworld using the children's stolen shadows.

I really wanted to like this more than I did -- it was witty, and creative, and I enjoyed it, but it didn't quite have the spark to win me over completely. Despite the length of the book, the characters aren't developed all that well, and it just feels a little flat. It's supposedly the first book in a series, but I'm not sure where the author plans to go next with it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416905882
Author:
Ursu, Anne
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Fortune, Eric
Author:
Fortune, Eric
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cronus Chronicles Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 10.465 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 432 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9781416905882 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

For a good vacation read, try Shadow Thieves. Anne Ursu's somewhat dark, mythological thriller is the first in the Cronus Chronicles, so if you enjoy it, there's more to look forward to. Ursu's work dances between humor, gothic suspense, and family values: if Charlotte and Zee do everything their parents say to do, then who will save the world?

"Synopsis" by , Conflict: In the end: Charlotte

Zee

Grandmother Winter

Mr. Metos

The Immortals: Description/Powers Important because.. In the endÉ Philonecron

Hades

Persephone

Charon

Music:

The Harpies like to rewrite nursery rhymes to reflect their more modern tastes. Rewrite a nursery rhyme or tune for another of the Underworld's beasts. Common tunes include "Mary Had a Little Lamb," "Frére Jacques," or "London Bridge."

Art: Design the costumes for a movie adaptation of the novel. Sketch garments and choose colors and fabrics.

Or choose a scene to design instead. You can sketch, paint, or use the computer to create your setting.

"Synopsis" by , Something extraordinary is about to happen to Charlotte Mielswetzski.

It's not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere. It's not the arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he's the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. And it's not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedos who follow Charlotte everywhere. What's so extraordinary is not any one of these things. It's all of them.

When Charlotte's friends start to get sick, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure. Their quest leads them to a not-so-mythical Underworld, where they face Harpies that love to rhyme, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood.

Charlotte and Zee learn that in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil. And then they discover that the fate of every person — living and dead — is in their hands.

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