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Enchantress from the Stars

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This book by Portland author Sylvia Engdahl was forgotten for nearly 20 years, but was rescued in a new edition a few years ago. It tells the story of Elana, a girl on a mission to save a planet from destruction. It explores how science and magic can co-exist and even help each other, and is narrated by a strong female voice and perspective. Anyone who liked The Giver will find much to love here, too.
Recommended by Adam P., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Elana, a member of an interstellar civilization on a mission to a medieval planet, becomes the key to a dangerous plan to turn back an invasion. How can she help the Andrecians, who still believe in magic and superstition, without revealing her own alien powers? At the same time, Georyn, the son of an Andrecian woodcutter, knows only that there is a dragon in the enchanted forest, and he must defeat it. He sees Elana as the Enchantress from the Stars who has come to test him, to prove he is worthy. One of the few science fiction books to win a Newbery Honor, this novel will enthrall teenage and adult readers.

Synopsis:

Elana is a member of an interstellar civilization on a mission to a medieval planet and becomes the key to a dangerous plan to turn back an invasion. How can she help the Amdrecians, who still believe in magic and superstition? "[A] serious and thought-provoking novel . . . realistic and moving."--"Times Literary Supplement" (UK).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142500378
Author:
Engdahl, Sylvia
Publisher:
Firebird
Foreword by:
Lowry, Lois
Foreword:
Lowry, Lois
Author:
Engdahl, Sylvia Louise
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
Responsibility
Subject:
Choice.
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Firebird
Series Volume:
437
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 6 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.06x4.36x.74 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 304 pages Firebird - English 9780142500378 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This book by Portland author Sylvia Engdahl was forgotten for nearly 20 years, but was rescued in a new edition a few years ago. It tells the story of Elana, a girl on a mission to save a planet from destruction. It explores how science and magic can co-exist and even help each other, and is narrated by a strong female voice and perspective. Anyone who liked The Giver will find much to love here, too.

"Synopsis" by , Elana is a member of an interstellar civilization on a mission to a medieval planet and becomes the key to a dangerous plan to turn back an invasion. How can she help the Amdrecians, who still believe in magic and superstition? "[A] serious and thought-provoking novel . . . realistic and moving."--"Times Literary Supplement" (UK).

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