Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games [NOOK Book]

Overview

Who was Cinna? What do the hawthorn and primrose symbolize? Or President Snow?s roses and Peeta?s bread? What about Katniss?s last name? Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, military histories, and the classics, English professor and award-winning pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel sheds light on the deeper meanings behind Panem?s heroes and villains in this hottest of YA trilogies.
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Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games

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Overview

Who was Cinna? What do the hawthorn and primrose symbolize? Or President Snow’s roses and Peeta’s bread? What about Katniss’s last name? Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, military histories, and the classics, English professor and award-winning pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel sheds light on the deeper meanings behind Panem’s heroes and villains in this hottest of YA trilogies.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033042333
  • Publisher: Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 146,294
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Harry Potter parodies, the Henry Potty and the Pet Rock series. She is the author of five new and forthcoming books on pop culture: From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey in Myth and Legend, Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in The Hunger Games, Teaching with Harry Potter, and Harry Potter: Still Recruiting. Learn more at vefrankel.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Best Book Ever

    This book is amazing. Must read.
    I lUV this book. I cant w8 to c the movie.
    Peeta (josh hutcherson) is HOT!!!!!
    Team Peeta

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    (From my blog, Word Vagabond: Supporting Independent and Small P

    (From my blog, Word Vagabond: Supporting Independent and Small Press authors.)

    English professor and pop-culture author Valerie Frankel delves into the symbolism, history, and mythology behind the popular Hunger Games series.

    The largest part of this book is an examination of the names of the significant characters in all three of the Hunger Games books, listed in alphabetical order. Following that, Frankel explains the meaning of the main symbols in the series and then examines its themes. The index contains a list of the names covered, this time organized by origin, and also a list of the Districts of Panem and their products.

    The depth of research Frankel put into this book was really impressive. She draws on a dizzying array of sources, which are meticulously noted in the bibliography. Some of the name interpretations she give seem like a bit of a stretch, but others, like Gale’s, seem spot-on. She also shows how the characters influence and illuminate each other, as in the relationship between Katniss and her sister’s cat, Buttercup.

    The author draws a strong correlation with Roman and military history, especially give Suzanne Collins’ military background. I found the origin of the word Avox particularly interesting.

    This is a detailed and fascinating look behind the scenes of a great series. I highly recommend it to any Hunger Games fans.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Got the sample and...

    Okay so I just got the free sample and I figured this out but the author didn't, the plant ccalled katniss has another name. It's other name is sagittaria, and I know Latin. Well, this word happens to mean female archer in Latin! I can't believe the book didn't mention that. I'm only 11 and I knew that just from studying Latin.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Epic!

    Loved the book alot it was awesome!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    to tge person under me

    DO NOT DIS CATO!!!!!!!
    sure he might b the bad guy but hes like the hottest guy of all ( besides finnick )

    3 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Oh My God.

    This is just amazing. It rely helps me! I loves it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    The biy with the bread

    Josh hutcherson and i have the same birthday!

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Overated

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo overated!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :(

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Team Peeta!!!!

    Peeta+Katniss forever <3 Rue my age she sounds hot ;)

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Wrong answer!!

    Everybody knows who finnick and cato are! Read the books they r amazing!
    PEETA+KATNISS

    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Who is cato?

    I forgot and who is finnick?
    Anyway GalexKatniss forever

    2 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    ananonymous Anonymous

    I don't really think Suzanne Collins would put that much effort into simply naming the characters, but its still pretty cool :)

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    I know right?

    Review 2 i knoright?

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Lykki

    Sorry George or Sam Claflin for Finnick look him up oh and PEETA AND KATNISS FO EVA!!!!!!! :)

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Should i...

    Should i buy this ???????

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Hu

    L

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    What

    Looks good

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Thats like yelling

    YAY DRUNKIES!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Team HAYMITCH

    Yay haymitch!!!!!:)

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Team peeta

    Go

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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