The Tropes Of Fantasy Fiction

Author: Gabrielle Lissauer
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618364
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Comparing various fantasy fiction stories, this book shows that it is not the tropes and clichés that make a story good or bad but how the author applies them. The book also explores the concept of text versus meta-text—that is, when the story’s world and character actions contradict the reader’s expectations based on the tropes being used. Covering authors from Mercedes Lackey and Brandon Sanderson to Christopher Paolini and Stephenie Meyer, the author finds that it is the nature of tropes and the language used that make a fantasy story, for bad or good.

Fiction Sequels For Readers 10 To 16

Author: Vicki Anderson
Editor: McFarland
ISBN:
Size: 12,22 MB
Format: PDF
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Provides annotations for approximately 1500 sequel books.

Books Out Loud

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ISBN: 9780835246781
Size: 18,27 MB
Format: PDF
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Popular Science

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Size: 14,99 MB
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Fiction Index For Readers 10 To 16

Author: Vicki Anderson
Editor: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland
ISBN:
Size: 18,14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Index of 8200 titles arranged under 200 specific subject headings.

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086151
Size: 12,69 MB
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Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading

Dragon

Author: Martin Arnold
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780239416
Size: 15,14 MB
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From the fire-breathing beasts of North European myth and legend to the Book of Revelation’s Great Red Dragon of Hell, from those supernatural agencies of imperial authority in ancient China to the so-called dragon-women who threaten male authority, dragons are a global phenomenon, one that has troubled humanity for thousands of years. These often scaly beasts take a wide variety of forms and meanings, but there is one thing they all have in common: our fear of their formidable power and, as a consequence, our need either to overcome, appease, or in some way assume that power as our own. In this fiery cultural history, Martin Arnold asks how these unifying impulses can be explained. Are they owed to our need to impose order on chaos in the form of a dragon-slaying hero? Is it our terror of nature, writ large, unleashed in its most destructive form? Or is the dragon nothing less than an expression of that greatest and most disturbing mystery of all: our mortality? Tracing the history of ideas about dragons from the earliest of times to Game of Thrones, Arnold explores exactly what it might be that calls forth such creatures from the darkest corners of our collective imagination.

Books In Print

Author: Bowker Editorial Staff
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ISBN: 9780835235037
Size: 13,78 MB
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Juniorplots 3

Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN:
Size: 11,22 MB
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Presents summaries of eighty fiction and nonfiction titles for readers, ages twelve to sixteen, with suggestions to use in motivating them to read for pleasure.