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



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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ISBN13: 9781590385814
ISBN10: 1590385810
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For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite...

Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws give relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken, an arcane evil is unleashed, forcing Kendra and Seth to face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save her family, Fablehaven, and perhaps the world, Kendra must find the courage to do what she fears most.

Review:

"Witty repartee between the central characters, as well as the occasional well-done set piece, isn't enough to hold this hefty debut together." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Once upon a time, fairy tales were grim.

 

Cinderellas stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds.

 

Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half.

 

And in a tale called “The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage,” a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other. Yes, the sausage talks. (Okay, I guess that ones not that grim…)

 

Those are the real fairy tales.

 

But they have nothing on the story Im about to tell.

 

This is the darkest fairy tale of all. Also, it is the weirdest. And the bloodiest.

 

It is the grimmest tale I have ever heard.

 

And I am sharing it with you.

 

Two children venture through forests, flee kingdoms, face ogres and demons and monsters, and, ultimately, find their way home. Oh yes, and they may die. Just once or twice. 

 

Thats right. Fairy tales

Are

Awesome.   

Synopsis:

Widely praised and beloved by children, adults, and critics alike, Adam Gidwitz delivers a third serving of eerie new landscapes and fear-inducing creatures in a story sure to delight and frighten fans old and new. In the final book in the series, Adam's brilliantly irreverent narrator leads readers through a fresh world of Grimm-inspired fairy tales, based on such classics as The Juniper Tree, the real story of Cinderella, and Rumpelstiltskin.

About the Author

Brandon Mull has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker. For a couple of years, he lived in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, where he learned Spanish and juggling. He currently lives on the side of a mountain above a prison with his wife and two children. Fablehaven is Brandon's debut novel.

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1Firefly, February 4, 2007 (view all comments by 1Firefly)
As a huge fan of Children's Literature, I approached FABLEHAVEN without much hope. It was written by an American (not usually a good thing) and he is young (usually a terrible thing) and it is his first book (three strikes against it before I opened the first page.)
I couldn't have been more wrong. FABLEHAVEN is a treat from the start. Characters are believable and present day to the point you feel you've met them in line at the supermarket. I won't ruin it for you by telling the tale, but you WILL be swept away. I am eager for the next book to come out, and absolutely thrilled that my sons loved it, read it themselves, and claimed to like it better than the previous family favorite, Harry Potter! Five stars are not enough for this wonderful, multi-generational book.
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kzmp, December 3, 2006 (view all comments by kzmp)
your books rock there the best ones I ever read.
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Fablehaven Fan, October 18, 2006 (view all comments by Fablehaven Fan)
After 30 quick pages I was hooked...
I had the pleasure of meeting the author on one of his book tours, impressed by his presentation, I decided to give it a read. Not an experienced fantasy reader, but once I entered Fablehaven ... my world expanded into a new horizon of literary delight. Fablehaven is ageless, and simple a great read for all. Really looking forward to book #2 in 2007 - Thanks Brandon!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590385814
Publisher:
Dutton Juvenile
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Author:
Mull, Brandon
Author:
Gidwitz, Adam
Author:
D'Andrade, Hugh
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Fablehaven
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20131008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
7-9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 368 pages Deseret Book Company - English 9781590385814 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Witty repartee between the central characters, as well as the occasional well-done set piece, isn't enough to hold this hefty debut together."
"Synopsis" by ,
Once upon a time, fairy tales were grim.

 

Cinderellas stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds.

 

Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half.

 

And in a tale called “The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage,” a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other. Yes, the sausage talks. (Okay, I guess that ones not that grim…)

 

Those are the real fairy tales.

 

But they have nothing on the story Im about to tell.

 

This is the darkest fairy tale of all. Also, it is the weirdest. And the bloodiest.

 

It is the grimmest tale I have ever heard.

 

And I am sharing it with you.

 

Two children venture through forests, flee kingdoms, face ogres and demons and monsters, and, ultimately, find their way home. Oh yes, and they may die. Just once or twice. 

 

Thats right. Fairy tales

Are

Awesome.   

"Synopsis" by ,
Widely praised and beloved by children, adults, and critics alike, Adam Gidwitz delivers a third serving of eerie new landscapes and fear-inducing creatures in a story sure to delight and frighten fans old and new. In the final book in the series, Adam's brilliantly irreverent narrator leads readers through a fresh world of Grimm-inspired fairy tales, based on such classics as The Juniper Tree, the real story of Cinderella, and Rumpelstiltskin.
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