The Chronicles of Faerie: The Book of Dreams

The Chronicles of Faerie: The Book of Dreams

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by O.R. Melling
     
 

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Dana Faolan, the spunky half-faerie heroine of The Light-Bearer’s Daughter, the third book in The Chronicles, has been using her access to the land of Faerie to escape the troubles of being a teenager in a new town. But a dark, mysterious enemy is determined to sever the two worlds forever, thus dooming both. It will take all of Dana’sSee more details below

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Dana Faolan, the spunky half-faerie heroine of The Light-Bearer’s Daughter, the third book in The Chronicles, has been using her access to the land of Faerie to escape the troubles of being a teenager in a new town. But a dark, mysterious enemy is determined to sever the two worlds forever, thus dooming both. It will take all of Dana’s bravery and resourcefulness, plus the help of friends old and new, to save her two homes, especially when it becomes clear that the answer lies in an act of terrible sacrifice.
 
Just as the previous books explored Ireland’s rich folkloric history, The Book of Dreams delves into the magical lore of Canada. Melling delivers another “compelling blend of mythology and geography” (School Library Journal, starred review) that will thrill fans of the series.

F&P level: Y

F&P genre: F

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VOYA - Vikki Terrile
For Girls Only: The Ultimate Guide to Being a Girl is a brief, illustrated advice book for teen girls, the latest in Amulet's Sunscreen line. The book is divided into mini-essays covering many related topics: clothes, gossip, marking your body, true love, dealing with dad, the tease, big sisters, the future, the beauty myth, party time, keepsakes, saying no, self-consciousness, getting your period, dealing with mom, first kiss, unhealthy comparisons, your best friend, be yourself. Oddly, this "ultimate guide" leaves out everything—like school, sports, hobbies, faith—a girl might be wondering about that does not have to do with their looks and boys. Even the essays on dealing with family members reduce conflicts to how they are related to girls' interests in boys and clothes. Filled with broad generalizations about girls that are stereotypical and limiting (for example, that all girls like to talk just for the sake of talking and love clothes and fashion), the book defines girlhood in a painfully narrow way. All girls are assumed to be heterosexual, and the essay on "the tease" (the girl who lives to steal other girls' boyfriends) and the cartoon that illustrates a fashion model's brain as a pea are surprising if not downright offensive. In the end, the author offers no advice other than assorted versions of "be yourself," a worthy message but one done no justice by the rest of the book. Reviewer: Vikki Terrile
Alfred Chan
As a 13-year-old half-fairy and half-mortal being, Dana has the ability to teleport herself spiritually into Faerie, the land of the fairies, in order to escape life in the "real world" of Canada, where she lives very unhappily with her father and stepmother. In Faerie, Dana's mother, the fairy queen, gives her the mission of finding the Book of Dreams in order to fulfill her destiny. With her shape-shifting powers, a flying spirit vessel, and her French classmate Jean, Dana embarks on a grand adventure where she encounters mythical creatures like dragons, trolls, and even Sasquatch. With actual maps included in the book, Melling utilizes her descriptive writing skills to create a world of adventure and thrills for readers. Reviewer: Alfred Chan

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810983465
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Chronicles of Faerie Series, #4
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.20(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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