Perchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2

Perchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2

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by Lisa Mantchev
     
 

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Following on the heels of Eyes Like Stars, the next book in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata trilogy is equally fantastic and original—and very romantic!

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Following on the heels of Eyes Like Stars, the next book in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata trilogy is equally fantastic and original—and very romantic!

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In this exhilarating sequel to Eyes Like Stars (2009), 17-year-old Bertie Shakespeare Smith plunges from the cloistered Theatre Illuminata into the colder, crueler outside world to rescue her pirate boyfriend Nate from the dreadful Sea Goddess. Sharing the caravan are her agreeably caustic fairy friends from A Midsummer Night's Dream and the seductive air spirit Ariel, boyfriend number two. Since Bertie is now the Teller of Tales, everything she writes actually happens. Of course, she has to watch her words, to hilarious effect: Even a benign-seeming utterance such as "The fairies kindled a fire" ends up with singed wings and hurt feelings. The pace is fast and furious, and the secrets to Bertie's intriguing heritage unfold satisfyingly, but it's Mantchev's fresh, intelligent style that delights most. She would never write "while cracking a nut." Instead? " . . . while his nimble fingers cracked nuts with a rapidity that defied logic." This fantastical romp-an absolute must for theater buffs-might stand alone, but it'd be a pity not to start with the first. (Fantasy. 12 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429947480
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Series:
Theatre Illuminata Series , #2
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
172,747
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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“Perhaps I can appeal, then, to the romantic nature of our situation.” Without moving, everything about Ariel reached for her. “The open road, the veil of night drawn over the world, us living as vagabonds.” Usually, Peaseblossom played the part of Bertie’s tiny little conscience, but this time, she issued the requisite Dire Warning to herself: Don't think about how close he is, or the fact that all you'd have to do to kiss him is tilt your head. Think of Nate . . . . “If you’re done with whatever fierce internal argument is creasing your forehead—” Ariel's low laugh undid the knot she had tied on her resolve. A bit of his wind pushed her nearly into his lap, and their lips met. Bertie's brain fogged over until the fairies’ collective noises of disgust recalled her to her senses. Pulling away, she muttered, “Vagabonds don't wear crinolines.”

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