Dragons and Da Vinci

27 October 2008


As you know on my previous posts, The Inheritence series is a traditional dragon tale. For lower readers (no offense) a dragon book I've read is Dragons Egg by Sarah L. Thompson. its pretty short with medium sized letters and 267 pages. Barely what I would call a book with real literature. Its 'ok', but not a really GREAT book. But still, you might like it!

If your are an artist or not, you WILL like the book The book Leonardo's Shadow by Christopher Grey. You can visit his site leonardo'sshadow.com I think...... Its a story told by a boy whom which Leonardo saves. The boy becomes Leonardo's servant and its increidble.

I'll try to add to this post later....

What the Moon Saw

25 October 2008


Resau has only written two books, Red Glass and What the Moon Saw . Both books are very powerful and express's nationalism of Mexico. Its filled with nature and touching stories, the two books both contain bits of romance.
What the Moon Saw, is about a girl, Clara Luna, who is Mexican but lives in America with her family. She gets a letter from her grandparent's asking her to visit, and Clara does. There she lives and explores everything, and she meets a boy named Pedro a guitarist and a goat herder. She falls in love with the beauty of Mexico and the simplicity of Pedro. Here's some official reveiws about it:

From School Library Journal Starred Review. Grade 5-9–Out of the blue, 14-year-old Clara Luna receives a letter from her grandparents inviting her to spend the summer with them in Mexico. She has never met her fathers parents and he has not seen them since he left his homeland more than 20 years ago. Wary of visiting people she doesnt know and yet frustrated and restless with her life at home, Clara embarks on the two-day journey to the remote village of Yucuyoo. Through her experiences there, she discovers not only her own strength as an individual, but also her talent for healing, which she shares with her grandmother. The exquisitely crafted narrative includes Claras first-person impressions and descriptions interspersed with chapters of her grandmothers story. The characters are well developed, each with a fully formed backstory. Resau does an exceptional job of portraying the agricultural society sympathetically and realistically, naturally integrating Spanish words and phrases in Mixteco into the plot without distracting from it. The atmosphere is mystical and dreamlike, yet energetic. Readers will relish Claras adventures in Mexico, as well as her budding romance with Pedro. This distinguished novel will be a great addition to any collection.–Melissa Christy Buron, Epps Island Elementary, Houston, TX Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist *Starred Review* "In all my fourteen years, I hadn't thought much about Mexico," says Clara, who lives in suburban Maryland with her American mother and Mexican father, who crossed the border illegally long ago. Then Clara's Mexican grandparents invite her to spend the summer with them in Oaxaca, and she finds herself on a plane, traveling to see a part of her father's life she has barely considered. Resau's deeply felt, lyrical debut follows Clara through her summer with her grandparents, who live in small huts in the remote Oaxacan mountains. After her grandfather tells Clara that her grandmother "can see a whole world that the rest of us cannot," Clara learns that Abuelita is a healer, and in alternating first-person narratives, Resau juxtaposes Abuelita's stories of her coming-of-age with Clara's own awakening. Pedro, a young neighbor, stirs some of Clara's first romantic desires and forces questions about cultural misperceptions. The metaphors of personal discovery are sometimes heavy and esoteric, and the transitions between narrators are occasionally contrived. But in poetic, memorable language, Resau offers a rare glimpse into an indigenous culture, grounding her story in the universal questions and conflicts of a young teen. Readers who enjoyed Ann Cameron's Colibri (2003) will find themselves equally swept up in this powerful, magical story, and they'll feel, along with Clara, "the spiderweb's threads, connecting me to people miles and years away." Gillian Engberg Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Did you know? By Karl Fishcer

23 October 2008

This has nothing to do with books, I'm sorry, but please read this message.
Have you ever had questions about the future? What the next generation of children around the world will be experiencing after the old age dies away? Do you have any idea how advanced technology can get in 2 years? in 2010 things will change so much, it would be a wonder to people in 2008.


http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=799aaa845e1c2e8a762b


and here's t
he you tube version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHWTLA8WecI


Send this video to all your friends, family, and teachers, plus adults you know. They'll be amazed by this video.

Cornelia Funke

18 October 2008


German Author, Cornelia Funke
She's a loved children's author, and also the author of the famous Inkheart series. Note that the 3rd book to the Inkheart series has been released, Inkdeath. She wrote,

When Santa Fell to Earth
Dragon Rider
Ghosthunters series
Igraine the Brave
The Theif Lord
Most of her books are for children, but The Theif Lord is for everyone all ages. The setting is in Venice Italy, where two runaway orphans try to find a home. They meet a gang, whose leader is THE THEIF LORD and provides money for all the other children in the gang. The Inkheart series is for young adults too, a thrilling series about story characters that get 'read' out of their book by Meggie's dad. You'll have to read it to understand it. Its a fantastic fantasy. The other books are more for 8-10 year old books.

Christopher Paolini Special

17 October 2008




The well famous Eragon series is highly recommended for everyone all ages. Its a very powerful story about Dragon Rider Eragon and his dragon Sophia. Each book grows more serious then the other, and a new book, Brisngr, has become a bestseller. The movie, Eragon, is terrible in my opinion. Like all movie, Eragon misses out on some sections, but way much more then imaginable. In fact, the producers of Eragon could not make another movie because on how much the first movie Eragon missed out on. And the actor that plays Eragon in the movie is HORRIBLE, and not very appealing like I thought the real Eragon was (is).

Of course, before watching the movie (if you watched it) read the book first. If you watch the movie first, then it erases your imagination from the book. PLEASE read the book first!!!

Elaine and Emily

16 October 2008


Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell is a poem formatted Arthurian legend focusing on Elaine of Ascollat. It shows a different view of boy-like Elaine from her point of veiw. There's romance included, romance readers! All through all, an excellent book.

The Emily Windsnap series is a really weak story about a half girl/mermaid. But if your 8 or younger, then its a perfect book for you. Biggish print letters, and terrible writing. ugh!

Greek Mythology Books


Greek Mythology is a magnetic topic that many readers LOVE to read. Enthralling as it is, some authors write mythology in the most boring-est way EVER. Below are some books that display Greek Mythology in the most thrilling way

Nobody's Princess and Nobody's Prize by Esther Friesner
Mythology- Edith Hamilton

Mythology by Edith Hamilton gives more like short stories on famous tales. Hope you'll love it! The Esther Friesner books (Nobody's Princess and Nobody's Prize) show Helen of Sparta before the Trojan War. And it just so happens that Helen did not start the Trojan War as many people claim, is was actually Eris God of Discord. Eris was angry for not being invited to a wedding and set a golden apple with the words "To The Fairest" engraved in it

. Immediatly, Athene Hera, and Aphrodite claimed the apple was theirs. Unable to choose, they relied of Paris, the young and handsome prince of Troy, to choose. Each goddess bribed Paris, but Aphrodite's bribe was the one that Paris accepted.
"I will give you the most beautiful mortal, Helen of Sparta", she had whispered.

Helen is shown as a heroine, a strong woman, instead of a beautiful woman stolen from her home.

Gail Carson Levine


Gail Carson Levine is a humor/fantasy writer that writes humorous morphed up fairy tales. I like mixed up fairy tales, and Levine just meets all my standards. Her books are for all ages, even adults. Below are the titles of Gail Carson Levine's books, and the date it was published.

Ella Enchanted (1997)
The Fairy's Mistake (1999)
The Princess Test (1999)
The Wish (1999)
Dave at Night (1999)
Cinderellis and the Glass Hill (2000)
The Two Princesses of Bamarre (2001)
Betsy Who Cried Wolf (2002)
The Fairy's Return (2002)
Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (2005)
Fairest (2006)
Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand (2007)
Ever (2008)

Fairest and Ever are more like romance novels, including The Two Princesses of Bammare. The rest are romance, but really hilarious. Its reallllllllly highly recommended.


The Artemis Fowl Special



This is one of my most FAVORITE series in the whole world. Artemis Fowl is a dangerously smart and hilarious character, and all the books are always adventurous. A must-read to all Artemis Fowl fans is a guide called The Artemis Fowl Files by Eoin Colfer. The Progress reports from Artemis's school is incredible! Below is the Artemis Fowl series in order

Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident
Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code
Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception
Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox
If you understand extensive vocabulary, then this is the book for you. Machines and advanced technology is also promised. Eoin Colfer himself was an Irish boy, but now an Irish man. He was always interested in Irish mythology since he was a child, and he became inspired to write the first Artemis Fowl book.


ALL MY EOIN COLFER

Other less fun books (my opinion) is
The Wish List
The Supernaturalist

AIRMAN by Eoin Colfer is a new one, and relates to airplanes and the sky.






You might have already read Rick Riordan's The Lightning Theif series, but I would suggest you read them all before you read Battle of The Labyrinth the 4th book to the series, (361 pages). This book is about a young demi-god, Percy Jackson, who realizes that he is the son of a god, son of a god of the BIG THREE
Zeus, King of the Sky
Poseidon, King of the Ocean
Hades, King of the Underworld

So who is Percy's father? And why is it such a big deal that it might cause a war amongst the gods? Imagine how deadly the force of the gods are.... Modern Greek mythology, humor, and action-packed moments, this series is incerdible. I sound like a commercial, don't I? haha.



If your interested in reading a really easy to understand book about Global Warming, read The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming. It's really nice, except that it also reveals the sad truth about our dying Earth.

Great books

15 October 2008

About me, the blogger

For suggested Young Adult books, check my other blog

www.kikiwhatsnew.blog.com

I didn't choose the bar code! Well I did, but I couldn't change it! It contains some great books, but I've got much more on this blog. I'm a young adult myself and a really good reader. Most books on this blog are....
  • fantasy
  • myth
  • fiction
Yes, well............thats it. I'll reveal more of my personality through my future posts.

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