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Into the Mist (The Land of Elyon Series)
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Into the Mist (The Land of Elyon Series)

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by Patrick Carman, Ron McLarty (Narrated by), Ron McLarty (Read by)
 

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The thrilling prequel to the bestselling Land of Elyon trilogy

Format: 6 CDs, Unabridged

From a humble and unexplained childhood in a very strange orphanage to a series of fearless escapes to a quest full of riddles and exploration, Thomas and Roland find that their identity--and the mysterious tattoos on their knees--are linked to a much greater history

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The thrilling prequel to the bestselling Land of Elyon trilogy

Format: 6 CDs, Unabridged

From a humble and unexplained childhood in a very strange orphanage to a series of fearless escapes to a quest full of riddles and exploration, Thomas and Roland find that their identity--and the mysterious tattoos on their knees--are linked to a much greater history than they ever would have guessed. One brother, Thomas, is destined for adventure on land, while the other brother, Roland, is destined for adventure on sea. But before this happens, they must journey into the mist...and find the truth about both their past and their future.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Alexa Daley and Yipes from the "Land of Elyon" series, are traveling aboard the ship, Warwick Beacon, captained by Roland Warvold. While out on the Lonely Sea sailing to Five Stone Pillars, Roland reveals in flashbacks the story about his older brother and himself. The two young brothers, Thomas and Roland, were sent to live at Madam Vicker's House on the Hill, an institution for homeless children. The ruthless Madam Vickers with the help of her son and snarling watch dogs kept a close eye on all the youngsters who were forced to dig for "treasure" in the hill of garbage. Roland and Thomas planned an escape from the House on the Hill with hopes of discovering the meaning of the circle and square symbol, along with a cryptic message which was found during the digging. Although the brothers left the miserable conditions, they faced unknown dangers in a world where they had no choice but to place their trust in a talking mountain lion in order to find the Western Kingdom. Roland's story draws to a close once the ship approaches the Five Stone Pillars, marking the start of a new adventure to be continued in a sequel.
School Library Journal

Gr 4-7 -Fans of Patrick Carman's "Land of Elyon" trilogy will be delighted to learn about Roland and Thomas Warvold's unusual and dangerous childhoods in this prequel (Scholastic, 2007) to the series. Their story begins in an orphanage where the brothers are forced to perform manual labor along with the other maltreated children. Thomas dreams of escaping, and when an opportunity arises, both brothers flee. The long journey is wrought with danger and mysterious magic, but the boys move from obstacle to obstacle with courage and determination. Narrator Ron McLarty's skillful, well-paced reading adds excitement, suspense, and thoughtful introspection when needed. He successfully conveys the personalities and emotions of the brothers. In addition to providing background information for fans of the trilogy, this book is also a fine stand-alone, action-packed fantasy.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN

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Kirkus Reviews
Carman returns to the Land of Elyon with a second series set in the dystopian world. After the events ending in The Tenth City (2006), Alexa and her friend Yipes set sail with Roland Warvold on a long sea voyage to an undisclosed destination. With their journey reaching an end, Roland reveals many details of the childhood he shared with his brother Thomas, casting light on the characters and motivations of the mysterious Warvolds and their role in the fight against the tyrant Grindall. The cast of characters will be familiar to readers of the trilogy, and Carman provides an introduction and list of short descriptions of people and places for non-initiates. What will keep readers involved, however, is the nonstop action of the plot, which moves from crisis to crisis and ends on a classic Carman cliffhanger. The unresolved ending, which comes as a great surprise, is a perfect setup for subsequent books. This can stand on its own merits but will be a surefire winner wherever the original series is popular. (Fantasy. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545024648
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Land of Elyon Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 6 CDs, 6 hrs. 56 min.
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Patrick Carman is the bestselling author of numerous series for young readers, including The Land of Elyon, Elliot’s Park, Skeleton Creek, Atherton, Trackers, Dark Eden, and 3:15. He got his start as a storyteller weaving bedtime tales for his two daughters. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his family.

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Into the Mist 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was my favorite out of all of the land of elyon books. You look into the past of the Warvold brothers. Some of your questions are answered but you come up with more. YOU need to read it.