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



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Peter is thrilled to join his parents on an expedition to Greenland, where his father studies global warming. Peter will get to skip school, drive a dogsled, and–finally–share in his dad’s adventures. But on the ice cap, Peter struggles to understand a series of visions that both frighten and entice him.

Thea has never seen the sun. Her extraordinary people, suspected of witchcraft and nearly driven to extinction, have retreated to a secret world they’ve built deep inside the arctic ice. As Thea dreams of a path to Earth’s surface, Peter’s search for answers brings him ever closer to her hidden home.

Rebecca Stead’s fascinating debut novel is a dazzling tale of mystery, science and adventure at the top of the world.

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PETER IS THRILLED to leave New York City to accompany his parents on an expedition to Greenland to study global warming. There he has visions of things that should be too far away for him to see.

Generations ago, the people of Thea’s community were hunted for possessing unusual abilities, so they fled beneath the ice. Thea needs help that only Peter can give. Their meeting reveals secrets of both their pasts, and changes the future for them both forever.

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When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland for his father's research, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible.

About the Author

Rebecca Stead is a former attorney who lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. This is her first book.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307495471
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Humor : General
Author:
Stead, Rebecca
Author:
Rebecca Stead
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Greenland
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Oregon Battle of the Books
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081014
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Product details 336 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780307495471 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , PETER IS THRILLED to leave New York City to accompany his parents on an expedition to Greenland to study global warming. There he has visions of things that should be too far away for him to see.

Generations ago, the people of Thea’s community were hunted for possessing unusual abilities, so they fled beneath the ice. Thea needs help that only Peter can give. Their meeting reveals secrets of both their pasts, and changes the future for them both forever.

"Synopsis" by , When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland for his father's research, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible.
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