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Only You Can Save Mankind

Only You Can Save Mankind

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407042742
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 224
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IF NOT YOU, WHO ELSE? As the mighty alien fleet from the latest computer game thunders across the screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons . . . But it's only a game, isn't it. Isn't it? The first book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.

Radical Children's Literature

Radical Children's Literature

Future Visions and Aesthetic Transformations in Juvenile Fiction

  • Author: K. Reynolds
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230206204
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 215
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This book reappraises the place of children's literature, showing it to be a creative space where writers and illustrators try out new ideas about books, society, and narratives in an age of instant communication and multi-media. It looks at the stories about the world and young people; the interaction with changing childhoods and new technologies.

Reaper Man

Reaper Man

(Discworld Novel 11)

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407034774
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Death has to happen. That’s what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.' But it can. And it has. Death is missing – presumed gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen! Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . . ___________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series.

Witches Abroad

Witches Abroad

(Discworld Novel 12)

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407034804
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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'Things have to come to an end, see. That's how it works when you turn the world into stories. You should never have done that. You shouldn't treat people like they was characters, like they was things. But if you do, then you've got to know where the story ends.' It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? Quite hard, actually, even for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick. That's the problem with real life – it tends to get in the way of a good story, and a good story is hard to resist. Servant girls have to marry the prince. That's what life is all about. You can't fight a Happy Ending, especially when it comes with glass slippers and a Fairy Godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse. At least - up until now...

Rainbow's End

Rainbow's End

  • Author: Vernor Vinge
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447217470
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Robert Gu is a world-renowned poet and recovering Alzheimer's patient. The world that he remembers was much as we know it today. Now, as he regains his faculties through a new cure, he discovers that the world has changed. He is seventy-five years old, though by a medical miracle he looks much younger, and he’s starting over, for the first time unsure of his poetic gifts. Living with his son’s family, he has no choice but to learn how to cope with a new information age in which the virtual and the real are a seamless continuum. But the consensus reality of the digital world is available only if, like his thirteen-year-old granddaughter Miri, you know how to wear your wireless access and to see the digital context—through smart contact lenses. With knowledge comes risk. When Robert begins to re-train at Fairmont High he unwittingly becomes part of a wide-ranging conspiracy to use technology as a tool for world domination. This conspiracy is something that baffles even the most sophisticated security analysts, including Robert’s son and daughter-in law, two top people in the U.S. military. And even Miri, in her attempts to protect her grandfather, may be entangled in the plot . . . ‘In the grand tradition of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, Vernor Vinge just turned the future upside-down in Rainbow's End’ Charles Stross

Johnny Maxwell Trilogy

Johnny Maxwell Trilogy

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409098087
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 560
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From a computer game in which the aliens want Johnny to negotiate a peace treaty for them, to the inhabitants of a cemetery who are just discovering how much fun being alive can be, to the time of the Blitz, join Johnny Maxwell and his friends in these three terrific tales from the master of comic fantasy. ONLY YOU CAN SAVE MANKIND - Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award JHNNY AND THE DEAD - Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal;A Writers' Guild Award Winner; Also televised by LWT for ITV JOHNNY AND THE BOMB - Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal; Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award; Smarties Prize Silver Medal Winner

Men At Arms - Playtext

Men At Arms - Playtext

  • Author: Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446497879
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Scarcely a year on from the events of Guards! Guards!, the Ankh-Morpork City Night Watch find their services are once more needed to tackle a threat to their city. A threat at least as deadly as a 60-foot dragon, but mechanical and heartless to boot. It kills without compunction. It is the first gun on the Discworld. The original Watch - Captain Vimes, Sergeant Colon, Corporal Carrot and Corporal Nobbs - are joined by some new recruits, selected to reflect the city's ethnic make-up - Lance-Constable Cuddy (a dwarf), Detritus (a troll) and Angua (a w..., well, best to find out for yourself).

Effective Resources for Able and Talented Children

Effective Resources for Able and Talented Children

  • Author: Barry Teare
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1855396408
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 248
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Effective Resources for Able and Talented Children has been written to meet the massive demand for practical resources designed to stimulate and inspire more able pupils. It can be seen as a practical sequel to Barry Teare's Effective Provision for Able and Talented Children (published by Network Educational Press), but also stands entirely alone as the activities can be used quite independently. What the Book Covers: Contains a wealth of attractive and exciting photocopiable resources for able and talented pupils in both the primary and secondary sectors; Provides activities designed to inspire, motivate, challenge and stretch able children, encouraging them to enjoy their true potential; Begins with sections designed to help teachers build provision for able and talented children into the curriculum; The large bank of resources is organised according to areas of the National Curriculum and Scottish 5 - 14 Guidelines, such as English, Science and Mathematics, each preceded by a commentary outlining key principles and giving general guidance for teachers.

Nightmare Puzzle

Nightmare Puzzle

A Collection of Short Pieces By

  • Author: Philip M. LaVoie
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595761569
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 460
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Scraping sounds awake you from your sleep. Something putrid is moving underneath the bed, with razor talons only a thin mattress away from tearing you to shreds. Cringing with disbelief, in a panic you suddenly flee from the bedroom and down the stairs, screaming. In the living room, your corner vision catches a pair of glowing eyes shifting across the large picture window, and when you turn to look they are still there, only now joined with a drooling maw of fangs. As your heart races to the point of bursting from your chest, you flatten yourself against the wall trying praying to remain unseen until a ghostly, disembodied voice whispers your name from down the hallway. It sounds like a child, but you and your wife have no children. Your wife? Oh, God, where is she? There, in the kitchen she stands, smiling. At last, a piece of sanity from this insane night, and you rush to your loving mate. Behind her back she holds a gleaming butcher knife, waiting to return your embrace. In one swift stoke, her hand arcs down, and you Turn the page onto the next chapter, nervously anticipating what new horror awaits you this evening.

Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction

Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction

  • Author: Peter Hunt,Millicent Lenz
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826477607
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 184
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Edited by Morag Styles and written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering the key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published, read and studied. This book provides an illuminating guide to literature that creates alternative worlds for young readers. Focusing on the work of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, the book considers both the genre of ?alternative worlds? and the distinctiveness of these authors? texts, including Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass.