James Cameron's Avatar: The Na'vi Quest (James Cameron's Avatar Series)
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James Cameron's Avatar: The Na'vi Quest (James Cameron's Avatar Series)

by Nicole Pitesa, Benjamin Harper, James Cameron
     
 

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In the futuristic world of Avatar, Jake, a wounded ex-marine is thrust into an elaborate scheme to mine an exotic planet for its rare and valuable natural resources. Scientists have created Avatars -- bodies designed to look like the planet's alien inhabitants that have to be operated by a human consciousness. Walking in his Avatar body,

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In the futuristic world of Avatar, Jake, a wounded ex-marine is thrust into an elaborate scheme to mine an exotic planet for its rare and valuable natural resources. Scientists have created Avatars -- bodies designed to look like the planet's alien inhabitants that have to be operated by a human consciousness. Walking in his Avatar body, Jake finds himself drawn to the planet's way of life. But as the threat of war grows ever closer, Jake finds himself torn between his human roots and the new friends he wants to protect..

Ages: 7-10

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Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
Former Marine Jake Sully lost the use of his legs years ago in combat. Unlike his twin brother Tommy, a scientist, he has not done much since then to count himself a success. When Jake is informed that Tommy died while preparing for a trip to Pandora—a moon of the faraway planet Polyphemus—and that his identical DNA makes him a match for his brother's "avatar," he packs his things immediately. After all, what is there to hold him to Earth? The avatar program was designed to improve relations with Pandora's inhabitants, the tall, blue-skinned Na'vi. Each participant operates a lab-grown Na'vi "avatar" from a link unit; Jake's role is to protect the other scientists. When a routine mission goes awry, Jake ends up lost and adopted by the Na'vi. The more he learns about their ways—and the magic of Pandora—the less he is sure whose side he is on. This book version of the blockbuster Avatar film does a credible job of narrating a story whose main draws are admittedly visual, not plot and dialogue. Frequent pictures throughout the text also show glimpses of the movie. Those who are interested in a pure text interpretation of the script, however, should look elsewhere: Pitesa's narrative ends before the battle for Home Tree, Jake/Neytiri's marriage, and the deaths of any major characters. And it also omits much of Cameron's supporting cast. A "Movie Scrapbook" and "Reusable Sticker Book" also are available in this series. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor

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ISBN-13:
9780061801266
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Series:
James Cameron's Avatar Series
Pages:
58
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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