Jason and the Gorgon's Blood

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Open Road Media

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 246

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Before he led the Argonauts on the quest for the Golden Fleece, Jason saved an ancient city . . . Jason is an orphan training to be a warrior under the instruction of the centaur Chiron. But when wild centaurs steal Chiron’s most precious possessions—two jars of Gorgon’s blood, one with the power to heal any wound and the other a poison deadly enough to massacre multitudes—Jason must recover the blood before it can destroy the city of Iolcus. As he undertakes the quest with a band of unruly companions, Jason learns he’s actually the true heir to the throne of Iolcus. Only by proving himself worthy of leading this troop of young heroes can Jason stop the savage centaurs and save his city from slaughter. This ebook features personal histories by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris including rare images from the authors’ personal collections, as well as a timeline of the Heroic Age and a conversation between the two authors about the making of the series.

Book Crush

For Kids and Teens - Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 512

From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Nancy Pearl has developed more thematic lists of books to enjoy. The Book Lust audience is committed to reading, and here is a smart and entertaining tool for picking the best books for kids. Divided into three sections—Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult—Nancy Pearl makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, and ideas. For horse lovers, she reminds us of the mainstays in the category (Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, etc.) but then in a creative twist connects Mr. Revere and I to the list. In a list called Chapter One, she answers the proverbial question: which chapters books are the most compelling for kids who are now ready to move beyond picture books. And who says picture books aren’t deep? Recommended Folk Tales sort out many of life’s dilemmas and issues of good and bad; a selection of picture books on Death and Dying introduces this topic with sensitivity; and You’ve Got a Friend offers up books for early readers that show the complexities and the pleasures of relating to others. Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the unending choices for reading material for young people. It starts when the kids are toddler and doesn’t end until high-school graduation. What’s good, what’s trash, what’s going to hold their interest? Nancy Pearl, America’s favorite librarian, points the way in Book Crush.

Gentle Reads

Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9

Author: Deanna McDaniel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

View: 944

Presents books for young readers that focus on positive themes like leadership, courage, nobility, and virtue, and includes descriptions and bibliographic information for each book listed.

Love and Loss

Three Traditional Tales

Author: David Calcutt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

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Page: 104

View: 762

This trio of tales deals with happy and sad endings, attesting to the power of love and the sacrifices it calls for. Contains: Lady of Flower and Feathers (Welsh, from the Mabinogion); Dead Man (Ancient Greek); Savitri (Indian Epic).

Historical and Miscellaneous Question

From the Eighty-fourth London Edition with Large Additions, Embracing the Elements of Mythology, Astronomy, Architecture, Heraldry, Etc., Etc

Author: Richmal Mangnall

Publisher:

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Category: History

Page: 396

View: 465

Demigods and Monsters

Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 525

Which Greek god makes the best parent? Would you want to be one of Artemis’ Hunters? Why do so many monsters go into retail? Spend a little more time in Percy Jackson’s world—a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero. Find out: Why Dionysus might actually be the best director Camp Half-Blood could have How to recognize a monster when you see one Why even if we aren’t facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myth can still help us deal with the scary things in our own lives Plus, consult our glossary of people, places, and things from Greek myth: how Medusa got her snake hair extensions, why Chiron isn’t into partying and paintball like the rest of his centaur family, and the whole story on Percy’s mythical namesake.