by T. A. Barron

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781101650998
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/27/1990
Series: The Adventures of Kate , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 275
File size: 351 KB
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

T.A. Barron was a Princeton grad, a Rhodes Scholar, and a highly successful business man before he returned to his true love: books for children. He is theNew York Times bestselling author of the Merlin Saga, the Heartlight Saga, Tree Girl, The Hero's Trail, and many picture books. He has also created a Young Heros Award that rewards children who are heroic in their communities with a monetary prize for their achievements. He’s an environmental activist and is on the board of many corporations and charities. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, five children, two dogs and two goats. www.tabarron.com

Table of Contents

IThe Mystery of the Morpho9
IIAlmighty Wings30
IIIThe Green Box58
IVThe Wings of Morpheus78
VThe Darkness95
VIThe Cocoon110
VIIINimba's Flight136
IXThe Bottomless Blue152
XStrange Encounters163
XIEarth bound180
XIIThe Voice187
XIVThe Promise207
XVApple Cider221
XVIThe True Music225
XVIIGrandfather's Choice243
XVIIIRevenge of The Darkness249
XIXThe Black Hole261

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Madeleine L'Engle

"What a joy to read! The author manages to combine sophisticated concepts of physics with high fantasy in a marvelous way!"

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Heartlight (Adventures of Kate Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was my favorite out of his series. You should read them all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.