Heartlight [NOOK Book]

Overview

A young girl must find her missing grandfather-and uncover the secret he harbors that could save Earth and the entire solar system from annihilation.

Kate and her grandfather use one of his inventions to travel faster than the speed of light on a mission to save the sun from a premature death.

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Overview

A young girl must find her missing grandfather-and uncover the secret he harbors that could save Earth and the entire solar system from annihilation.

Kate and her grandfather use one of his inventions to travel faster than the speed of light on a mission to save the sun from a premature death.

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T. A. Barron's debut novel, Heartlight, originally published in 1990, has become a staple of middle school reading lists. The science adventure fantasy focuses on a young girl named Kate and her grandfather, who is a famous scientist. Kate is struggling to find her identity -- her parents recently moved to a new house and, in her new school, Kate is having trouble fitting in. The only real friend she has is her grandfather, who lives just a few houses away.

Every day after school, Kate goes to her grandfather's house, where she spends time with him when he's not busy in his laboratory. His current top-secret project is creating PCL (Pure Concentrated Light), a magical substance that has the power to liberate a person's "heartlight" so that they can travel anywhere in space. When he discovers that the sun is days away from losing all its power, Kate and her grandfather use their heartlight to travel to a distant star in a desperate quest to save the world.

Heartlight, the first book in Barron's Heartlight trilogy (which includes The Ancient One and The Merlin Effect) is a perfect book for teenagers interested in fantasy and/or spirituality. The story is reminiscent of young adult classics like Lois Lowry's The Giver and Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting. And although the subject of death and dying can be a somber one, the overall theme of this book is uplifting. In the words of Kate's grandfather: "I believe that every living thing has a time to die, as well as a time to be born… The important thing is that they flowered beautifully while they were alive." Paul Goat Allen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101650998
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/27/1990
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 509,428
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 344 KB

Table of Contents

I The Mystery of the Morpho 9
II Almighty Wings 30
III The Green Box 58
IV The Wings of Morpheus 78
V The Darkness 95
VI The Cocoon 110
VII Ariella 118
VIII Nimba's Flight 136
IX The Bottomless Blue 152
X Strange Encounters 163
XI Earth bound 180
XII The Voice 187
XIII Trethoniel 194
XIV The Promise 207
XV Apple Cider 221
XVI The True Music 225
XVII Grandfather's Choice 243
XVIII Revenge of The Darkness 249
XIX The Black Hole 261
XX Chrysanthemums 268
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2003

    For the young and old alike!

    The fate of mankind rests in the hands of a young girl, her world renowned astronomener grandfather, and butterflies in TA Barron's HEARTLIGHT. Shortly after revealing to Kate that the sun itself is imperilled, her grandfather disappears via a magical ring. She takes its twin and finds herself in another world, riding aback a magical butterfly with rainbow wings. When danger almost claims Kate's life, help comes from a most unexpected, unusual source. Together with her new companions, Kate must find and rescue her grandfather, as the quest becomes one not only for the life of her sun, but for the universe, and perhaps for her grandfather's very soul. .......... ***** Like many classic 'children's' books, this novel is told on so many levels that if an older reader passes it by due to the 'target' audience, they will be cheating themselves. While freshly simple, it has levels that only a mature mind can grasp. Mythic images from many cultures are used in new ways, and the reader will be charmed with its soul satisfying message of love and hope. What I particularly enjoyed was the fact that Kate's reliance on the Lord saved her more than once. This is an author I would gladly read any day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2003

    A Charming and Enveloping Novel

    I read this book when I was in Jr. High, and now twenty-seven, I read it again and was just as entranced as I was then. It combines the fantasy of Diane Duane with the scientific theory of Madiline L'ingle. A perfect book for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2003

    :-)

    This book was my favorite out of his series. You should read them all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2003

    Concise

    Heartlight was amazing. It was short, and said much in those pages. The ending almost made me cry. I recommend it to anyone looking for a very concise story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2000

    Great book!!

    This is an awesome book!! I request it to all young readers who are ineterested in Magic and wonders. T.A. Barron is a wonderful author and u should read all of his books!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    What a book!

    This is a great book because it mixes a little bit of reality with fantasy. The thing that makes this book so great is that the reader gets the impression that this is a regular girl, therefore, they feel more in touch with her thoughts and feelings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 1999

    Best Book

    this book is the most fasanating book that I ever read i really had to put my mind to it. I encourage everyone to read this book and go thruogh the adventure.

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