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The Fire Chronicle (Books of Beginning)

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ISBN13: 9780375872723
ISBN10: 0375872728
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Includes 9 copies of The Fire Chronicle (DG/

About the Author

John Stephens is also the author of The Emerald Atlas, the first installment in the Books of Beginning trilogy.  John received his MFA from the University of Virginia, and went on to write and produce television for ten years.  During this time, he read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman and fell in love with fantasy for young readers.  He spent the next several years waking at 4 AM every morning to write The Emerald Atlas before heading to work for the day.

John lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son and their dog, Bug. Visit BooksofBeginning.com to find out more about The Fire Chronicle, the Books of Beginning, and John.

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Sheila Deeth, July 16, 2014 (view all comments by Sheila Deeth)
Second in the Books of Beginnings series, John Stephens’ The Fire Chronicle takes young readers into two fascinating worlds of ragged orphans and terrifying dragons, tying them both together through “two magical books” and “three lost siblings.”

The middle sibling comes to the fore in this story, and his gradual transformation from bookish follower to confident leader is very appealing. On the way he acquires the title “rabbit,” resists falling in love, and loses both his sisters to different disasters. Meanwhile older sibling Kate isn’t sure if she’s saving her friends or losing them, after losing herself and her book in New York City’s ragged streets of a hundred years ago.

The humor is playful, modern and pleasant, for adults as well as children. The dialog is convincing and sharp. And change, even when it involves loss, isn’t always bad. “[T]he point of life isn’t to avoid pain,” says one character, counseling Michael as loss and defeat bring him down. It’s wise advice, in a book with wise lessons, exciting adventure, intriguingly different mythology, and enticing mystery. Now I’m eagerly awaiting the third in the series.

Disclosure: I read the first and couldn’t resist going out to buy the second.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375872723
Author:
Stephens, John
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Series:
Books of Beginning
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.2 x 1.05 in 0.65 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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