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Pillage has been nominated for the Cybilis Award 2009. Now in the third year, the Cybils are an international series of book awards selected by a talented panel of children's and young adult book bloggers. The award seeks to find books that strike the balance between literary quality and kid appeal. Nominations were open to the public, and anyone could nominate a book published in the current year.
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Overview

Pillage has been nominated for the Cybilis Award 2009. Now in the third year, the Cybils are an international series of book awards selected by a talented panel of children's and young adult book bloggers. The award seeks to find books that strike the balance between literary quality and kid appeal. Nominations were open to the public, and anyone could nominate a book published in the current year.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606416808
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/4/2010
  • Series: Pillage Trilogy Series , #1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 530,710
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 5.68 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Obert Skye
Obert Skye

Obert Skye is the bestselling author of the award-winning Leven Thumps series, including Professor Winsnicker’s Book of Proper Etiquette for Well-Mannered Sycophants. He’s also written the children’s bestseller Pillage. We would tell you more about him but, frankly, we don’t know much more. We can tell you he was raised in the mystery section of the public library. He is not an only child and he grew up with a dog named Fred. For more information about school assemblies, store visits, and animated toothpicks, we invite you to visit LevenThumps.com.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    An amazing adventure

    Pillage by Obert Skye published in 2008 it is Youth Fiction/Fantasy. It is about a boy named Beck Phillips who is a high school and is a trouble maker until the day he hears his mother dies and is sent to live with his very wealthy uncle up Kingsplot. When he is on the train heading to Kingsplot he finds out it is in the middle of nowhere, he finds out his uncle is crazy, obsessed with dragons, and refuses to come out of the attic. He makes friends with Kate and Milo and start to explore the mysteries of the estate, to figure out why all these strange things are happening like the flying lights in the hallways the buried basement and his new power. It is a story that drags you in and makes you think and wonder. You feel everything and you are able to see what everything looks like. If you lost your imagination this book brings it back it makes everything wondrous and exciting. It changed my attitude towards school it makes you want to do fun things. I started to wonder if any of the old houses in Salt Lake City have buried basements or secretes hidden in them. The main character in this story is Beck Philips and throughout the story he is faced with so many challenges that he has to face. His mother dies in the beginning of the story and he is sent to live with his uncle. He has to find a way to handle that all in one day his entire life setting is changed. He has to find a way to get accustomed to his new surroundings in Kingsplot and fit in, in a whole new school with people he doesn't know but they know him and everyone in the school refuses to get to know him because he is a Philips and that isn't good in the town. Everyone knows of his uncle how crazy he is and what their family has done over the years in the town. He grows up a lot he used to pull pranks and get into trouble but at the end everyone respects him and his family he made everyone change their minds about his whole family. The author shows how he was in the beginning of the story and by the end you can see how much the author has changed the way he is in the way he talks and acts with the people around him and to his teachers. I would recommend this book to anyone it is a book for anyone. It doesn't matter what genera's you like this book will interest you. I really enjoyed it, although I am a big fan of the author and his writing I told my grandfather who only ever reads westerns to read it he finished it in one day he said it was unusual but really good once you got into it. It will take your imagination of the world to a whole new level of excitement.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2008

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    Reviewed by Tasha for TeensReadToo.com

    Fifteen-year-old Beck Phillips' favorite activity is causing trouble - and his latest scheme is setting off an angry hive of bees through the air ducts in his current school. Maybe this inclination for trouble comes from moving around a lot, a non-existent father, or the fact that his mother is very ill. <BR/><BR/>When his mom dies, Beck is uprooted from his life once again and is sent to live with his wealthy but estranged uncle out in the mountainous country. On the train ride to Kingsplot, Beck meets Kate, who can't even be bothered to give Beck the time of day, even though he thinks that she is the prettiest thing going. Little do they both know that they are going to see much more of each other, even though it's not at the top of Kate's priority list. <BR/><BR/>When Beck arrives at his uncle's mansion, an air of mystery greets him. While the house has seven floors and hundreds of rooms, Beck, along with his uncle and a minimal house staff, are the only occupants. What's even stranger is that Beck's uncle only comes out of his domed room once in a blue moon. <BR/><BR/>As time progresses, Beck learns dark secrets about his lost family. Secrets that include buried basements, forbidden gardens, an ancient book of unusual family history, and most surprising of all...dragons! <BR/><BR/>Beck's life has changed forever, and there is no turning back now. Along with some newfound friends, Beck is about to embark on his biggest adventure yet. <BR/><BR/>PILLAGE was an absolutely amazing book. It takes you on an adventure that is beyond your wildest dreams. From the very first chapter, the author's humor came out and I found myself laughing along with Beck's schemes. There was also a great suspense factor. This is one of those books that I just couldn't put down. I eagerly anticipated each turn of events (of which there were many) and was shocked at many things, especially the ending, which gave the term "plot twist" a whole new meaning. <BR/><BR/>The plot itself was also very interesting. Incorporating dragons into any modern-day book is always very intriguing, and the author had a knack for making everything seem real. And even though the book was set in modern day, it felt like it was set long ago. The whole story seemed to have this vintage fairy-tale feel to it, which I just devoured. <BR/><BR/>Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to both young and old readers looking for a great read. After reading PILLAGE I have definitely fallen in love with the fantasy genre and definitely look forward to more of Obert Skye's books.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Realy good

    Its so awsome for read to chldren i love every thing about it i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2009

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    Excellent Book!

    I read Pillage because I had read the Leven Thumps series, also by Obert Skye. Now I have to say, Obert Skye is an amazing author! The only books I know of that he's written is Leven Thumps and Pillage, and they are both amazingly awesome! It was a fantastic book, and I love the humor in it. It was so funny, my sides almost cracked. Please, read this book, and check out Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo as well!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2008

    Awesome Story--Fantastic Storyteller

    The title intrigued me. What is this, a pirate book with a dragon on the cover? I like dragons, and pirates, so I had to give it a go. I am glad I did. I was caught from the very first (you'll see)-- although it was not at all what I expected which is not a bad thing. It was fantastic. I want to do it again. I also want to live in Kingsplot, if there is land still available. When does the train leave?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Love it!!!

    I read this a novel in my class, and everybody screamed at the end :) love it!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Awesome book

    Great

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Alicia

    Waves, result 11

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    BEST!!!

    BEST BOOK ON NOOK!!! 5 STARS! I RECOMEND IT!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    i love this book

    when i read this book i go into a hole nother wrold . if you are 9-56 you will love this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Omg

    Pillage is like all other orbet skye books, it was mazing, including the books that followed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    Worth your time, fresh

    Wow! That was really good! It started out kind of iffy and I could put the book down without any real drive to pick it up again. So when I reached page 62 I basically forced myself to read it because I didn't want to take forever to read this. It got much better once I got to page 100 or so.

    I was constantly waiting for a dragon to appear but it was quite the surprise when Beck found a certain something. Skye did very good with interweaving Beck's plant-growing ability and the dragons together. Beck's family history was also very interesting but it was obvious from an early time in the book that he was some type of ancestor to a family I will not name.

    They had quite the turn of events with the household. I never would have guessed that things would've happened the way they did. Although, some of the happenings were almost painfully obvious. It wasn't boring but, for me, this lacked the drive to read and not put the book down. I was at the end of the book and things were really exciting and had to get up and do something and it wasn't torture to put the book down. But I equally wanted to finish because I was getting worried that (with less than 20 pages left) things weren't going to wrap up very satisfyingly. But they did.

    It was a satisfying end and I'm curious as to how Skye came up with a squel to this. I will definately be buying Choke. Pillage left me more curious than it did dying with excitement.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

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    OMG AMAZING!!!!!

    OBert Skye has created anuther amazing series!!! his origional leven thumps is still the best but this series comes in at a close second!! i love dragons and he made them seem real by puting them in an every day situation!!! thumb up for pillage!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2010

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    Amazing

    I have read the Leven Thumps series and it was amazing. This topped it of Obert Skye is one of th best authors to live.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2009

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    Amazing book

    I first found this book at the library and now I totaly love it! The characters are funny and interesting while the story has a great plot line. I highly recommend this book!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    Intriguing

    Absolutley loved it. Amazingly written. The cover and title are intriguing and pulled me right in. The words Skye writes weaves an extraordinary story with an unsuspecting ending that will leave you breathless, eager for more. Skye is an amazing storyteller.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Firework!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't stop reading this book, it is so interesting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    ELERT ELRT BELOW DONT READ

    SPOLIER ELERT DONT RESD BELOW

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Might get a debit

    ?_?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Reader

    Loved this book so so so so much!i finished it in 3 days and only stopped reading when my mom made me put it down! I would definitly roccomend this book and i would rate it an ellen out of ten!

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