The Song Of The Quarkbeast

Author: Jasper Fforde
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444707248
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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.

The Sidekick Comes Of Age

Author: Stephen M. Zimmerly
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498586805
Size: 18,17 MB
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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.

Canadian Curriculum Studies

Author: Erika Hasebe-Ludt
Editor: Canadian Scholars
ISBN: 1773380559
Size: 17,87 MB
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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.

The Last Dragonslayer

Author: Jasper Fforde
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444707191
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COMING TO TELEVISION THIS CHRISTMAS FROM SKY1 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 . . .

The Chronicles Of Kazam Collection

Author: Jasper Fforde
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0358005957
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In true Ffordian fashion, New York Times best-selling author Jasper Fforde weaves the wild with wit in this fantasy series for young readers. Read the first three books now! Magic is fading fast in the Ununited Kingdom. The uppity and vain sorcerers might think delivering pizzas by magic carpet or rewiring a house is beneath their talent, but fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, who manages an employment agency for magicians, knows better than to turn up her nose at any job they can get. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. All signs point to Jennifer—and Big Magic. This digital collection includes the novels The Last Dragonslayer, The Song of the Quarkbeast, and The Eye of Zoltar.