Download or Read eBook The Song of the Quarkbeast PDF written by Jasper Fforde and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2013 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Song of the Quarkbeast by : Jasper Fforde
In an alternate United Kingdom, King Snodd aims to control the world by controlling magic, and only 16-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of an employment agency for sorcerers, stands between Snodd and his plans, in the sequel to The Last Dragonslayer. 75,000 first printing.
Download or Read eBook The Song of the Quarkbeast PDF written by Jasper Fforde and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-11-10 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Song of the Quarkbeast by : Jasper Fforde
A long time ago magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keep bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls magic controls almost anything. One person stands between Snodd and his plans for power and riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice. Meet Jennifer Strange, sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam, the employment agency for sorcerers and soothsayers. With only one functioning wizard and her faithful assistant 'Tiger' Prawns, Jennifer must use every ounce of ingenuity to derail King Snodd's plans. It may involve a trip on a magic carpet at the speed of sound to the Troll Wall, the mysterious Transient Moose, and a powerless sorceress named Once Magnificent Boo. But one thing is certain: Jennifer Strange will not relinquish the noble powers of magic to big business and commerce without a fight.
Book Synopsis The Great Troll War by : Jasper Fforde
The final instalment of the Last Dragonslayer Chronicles, demonstrating that with a small band of committed followers, a large tin of resolve and steely determination, almost anything can be achieved . . . Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekick and fellow Orphan Tiger Prawns have been driven to the tip of the UnUnited Kingdoms - Cornwall - by the invasion of the Trolls. Their one defence is a six-foot-wide trench full of buttons, something which the Trolls find unaccountably terrifying (it's their clickiness). Worse than being eaten by Trolls is the prospect of the Mighty Shandar requisitioning the Quarkbeast and using him to achieve supreme power and domination - an ambition that has been four hundred years in the planning and which will ultimately leave the Earth a cold cinder, devoid of all life. Nothing has ever looked so bleak, but Jennifer, assisted by a renegade vegan Troll, a bunch of misfit sorcerers, the Princess (or is she now the ruler?) of the UnUnited (or are they now United?) Kingdoms, and Tiger, must find a way to vanquish the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, and along the way discover the truth about her parents, herself, and what is in the locked glovebox of her VW Beetle . . .
Download or Read eBook The Sidekick Comes of Age PDF written by Stephen M. Zimmerly and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-04-15 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Sidekick Comes of Age by : Stephen M. Zimmerly
Literary sidekicks like Dr. Watson and Robin the Boy Wonder have not been the singular subject of a significant critical study—until now. Using young adult literature (YA) to study the sidekick reveals new and exciting ways to understand these kinds of characters and this kind of literature. YA has embraced the sidekick, recognizing the way the character reflects the importance of growth and finding one’s place in the world. The nature of many YA texts allows sidekicks to grow beyond literary or historical origins. This includes letting sidekicks “evolve” over the course of multiple texts, using parallel novels to add complexity to a sidekick’s characterization, and telling a story from the sidekick’s perspective, paradoxically making the sidekick the hero. A singularly focused and prolonged study helps to establish sidekick scholarship as a burgeoning field in and of itself.
Download or Read eBook Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature PDF written by Allen Stroud and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2023 with total page 579 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature by : Allen Stroud
Fantasy is a genre in motion, gradually expanding its reach and historical sources to embrace a global identity Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature, Second Edition is a snapshot of the genre in this moment, identifying new themes and sources that are emerging to inspire, enhance and invigorate the published works of fantasy writers.
Download or Read eBook The Eye of Zoltar PDF written by Jasper Fforde and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2014 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Eye of Zoltar by : Jasper Fforde
Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange faces the impossible when the mighty Shandar emerges from his preserved state and presents her with a task that sends her and her companions on a journey from which they may never return.
Download or Read eBook Canadian Curriculum Studies PDF written by Erika Hasebe-Ludt and published by Canadian Scholars. This book was released on 2018-06-19 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Canadian Curriculum Studies by : Erika Hasebe-Ludt
This timely edited collection asks bold and urgent questions about the complexity, culture, and character of curriculum studies in Canada. Featuring 30 original chapters and 21 short invocations, this volume includes works by both established and new scholars, illustrating the wide range of cutting-edge writing in this area. Weaving together personal essays, poetry, life writing, and other arts-based inquiry modes, Canadian Curriculum Studies highlights the creative, performative, interactive, and imaginative nature of this field. The contributors were asked to provoke conceptions and understandings of curriculum studies by examining their convictions, commitments, and challenges with/in this discipline. By bringing together diverse indigenous and non-indigenous scholarship, the editors invoke the concept of métissage, which is finding a growing resonance both in Canada and abroad. Exploring the idea of curriculum studies as an interdisciplinary field across transnational contexts, this rich text is well-suited to senior undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum studies and qualitative educational research.
Book Synopsis The Constant Rabbit by : Jasper Fforde
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR. THE MOST ORIGINAL BOOK OF 2021 'Sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality' The Times *** The village of Much Hemlock has always been a right-wing stronghold. British. Solid. Traditional. Then they move in. They're different from everyone else: they have a weird religion, an aggressive vegan agenda, and too many children. They may seem quiet and peace-loving, but who knows where it could lead? They are a family of human-sized rabbits, the result of an inexplicable anthropomorphising event half a century before. With a mass rehoming to Wales for 1.2 million rabbits looming, long-term resident Peter Knox is drawn from his customary spot on the fence and must choose his corner: a cosy job-for-life at the Rabbit Compliance Taskforce, or stand with the rabbits - and weather the full brunt of human savagery. It'll take a rabbit to teach a human humanity . . . PRAISE FOR JASPER FFORDE 'The Constant Rabbit is Jasper Fforde's most chilling and realistic book yet' Guardian 'You won't read anything quite like this in 2020 - or beyond that too' CultureFly 'Lovely little satire...wonderfully imaginative and very funny.' - Spectator 'Fforde presents a milquetoast cog in an absurdly bureaucratic wheel, this time cleverly skewering Brexit, conservative politics, and white supremacy in this surprisingly uplifting tale of one man doing his best, even if it is the bare minimum.' Booklist 'The Constant Rabbit is designed to shake readers out of that complacency: to recognise that merely holding liberal values is not enough to prevent the quickening advance of racism and xenophobia in this country. One must act.' Financial Times 'A serious minded comedy' Mail on Sunday READERS LOVE THE CONSTANT RABBIT 'This is Jasper Fforde at his absolute best. Clever, thought-provoking and relevant, whilst maintaining the absurdity that we have come to love Fforde for' 5 STARS 'A real classic - the sort of book that will be read in fifty or a hundred years' time' 5 STARS '[Jasper Fforde's] ability to take something relatively normal and turn it on it's head is sublime, ridiculous and so enjoyable! Quirky, funny, satirical tale with pertinent reflections on current times.' 5 STARS 'This book couldn't have come at a better time. Frighteningly poignant given the state of world. It's a truly wonderful piece of work that belongs right up there with Orwell.' 5 STARS 'This is Jasper Fforde at his finest. A witty, thought provoking read that makes you sit up and take note of all the things going on around you. Love this author, was already a fan, but now even more so.' 5 STARS 'I knew within minutes of starting the opening chapter that this was Fforde at the top of his game.' 5 STARS
Download or Read eBook The Last Dragonslayer PDF written by Jasper Fforde and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-04-11 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Last Dragonslayer by : Jasper Fforde
NOW A MAJOR FILM ON SKY1 WITH GAME OF THRONES STAR JOHN BRADLEY In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g. Then the magic started fading away. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery. So it's a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer, and say something is coming. Big Magic . . .
Download or Read eBook Television and Serial Adaptation PDF written by Shannon Wells-Lassagne and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-01-20 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Television and Serial Adaptation by : Shannon Wells-Lassagne
As American television continues to garner considerable esteem, rivalling the seventh art in its "cinematic" aesthetics and the complexity of its narratives, one aspect of its development has been relatively unexamined. While film has long acknowledged its tendency to adapt, an ability that contributed to its status as narrative art (capable of translating canonical texts onto the screen), television adaptations have seemingly been relegated to the miniseries or classic serial. From remakes and reboots to transmedia storytelling, loose adaptations or adaptations which last but a single episode, the recycling of pre-existing narrative is a practice that is just as common in television as in film, and this text seeks to rectify that oversight, examining series from M*A*S*H to Game of Thrones, Pride and Prejudice to Castle.