The Tough Guide to Fantasyland

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780142407226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 234

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A unique guide to fantasy literature helps readers understand such subjects as virginity, why High Priests are always evil, how Dark Lords always have minions, and useful tips on what to do when captured by a Goblin. Reprint.

The Dark Lord of Derkholm

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007507593

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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A hilarious adventure about a fantasy world in danger of destruction from that most vile of threats... tourism .Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature in 1999.

Dogsbody

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007439725

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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A powerful being fights for his life within the body of a humble, earthbound puppy.

Genreflecting

A Guide to Popular Reading Interests

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

Heir Apparent

Author: Vivian Vande Velde

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547351919

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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In Heir Apparent there are as many ways to win as there are to get killed. Giannine can testify to how many ways there are to die—it's about all she's been able to do since she started playing. Now all she has to do is get the magic ring, find the stolen treasure, answer the dwarf's dumb riddles, come up with a poem for the head-chopping statue, cope with the army of ghosts, outmaneuver her half brothers, and defeat the man-eating dragon. If she can do all of that, why, she just might save her own life!

Reflections

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448126169

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Diana Wynne Jones is best-known for her novels and stories - of magical fantasy - written mainly for children. She received a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, as well as two Mythopoeic Awards and the Guardian Fiction Award for Charmed Life. But she was also a witty, entertaining speaker, a popular guest at science fiction and fantasy conventions and an engaged, scholarly critic of writing that interested her. This collection of more than twenty-five papers, chosen by Diana herself, includes fascinating literary criticism (such as a study of narrative structure in The Lord of the Rings and a ringing endorsement of the value of learning Anglo Saxon) alongside autobiographical anecdotes about reading tours (including an account of her famous travel jinx), revelations about the origins of her books, and thoughts in general about the life of an author and the value of writing. The longest autobiographical piece, 'Something About the Author', details Diana's extraordinary childhood and is illustrated with family photographs. Reflections is essential reading for anyone interested in Diana's works, fantasy or creative writing. The collection features a foreword by Neil Gaiman and an introduction and interview by Charlie Butler, a respected expert on fantasy writing.

Mothers in Children's and Young Adult Literature

From the Eighteenth Century to Postfeminism

Author: Lisa Rowe Fraustino,Karen Coats

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496807006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Living or dead, present or absent, sadly dysfunctional or merrily adequate, the figure of the mother bears enormous freight across a child’s emotional and intellectual life. Given the vital role literary mothers play in books for young readers, it is remarkable how little scholarly attention has been paid to the representation of mothers outside of fairy tales and beyond studies of gender stereotypes. This collection of thirteen essays begins to fill a critical gap by bringing together a range of theoretical perspectives by a rich mix of senior scholars and new voices. Following an introduction in which the coeditors describe key trends in interdisciplinary scholarship, the book’s first section focuses on the pedagogical roots of maternal influence in early children’s literature. The next section explores the shifting cultural perspectives and subjectivities of the twentieth century. The third section examines the interplay of fantasy, reality, and the ethical dimensions of literary mothers. The collection ends with readings of postfeminist motherhood, from contemporary realism to dystopian fantasy. The range of critical approaches in this volume will provide multiple inroads for scholars to investigate richer readings of mothers in children’s and young adult literature.

A Sudden Wild Magic

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Gollehon Books

ISBN: 9780575601970

Category:

Page: 380

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A breathtakingly original, funny adventure of wars, worlds and otherworlds by one of the greatest fantasy writers in Britain

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405192445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1536

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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

A Tale of Time City

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101567007

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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A thrilling story by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin. London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the countryside, because of the war. But she is being kidnapped - out of her own time. Her kidnappers are Jonathan and Sam, two boys her own age, from a place called Time City, designed especially to oversee history. But now history is going critical, and Jonathan and Sam are convinced that Time City's impending doom can only be averted by a twentieth-century girl named Vivian Smith. Too bad they have the wrong girl. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Unexpected Magic

Collected Stories

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244604

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

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Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones presents ariveting collection of unpredictable tales, including: A cat tells how the kindhearted wizard she owns is suddenly called upon to defeat a horrific Beast. When Anne has mumps, her drawings come to life, and she must protect her home from them. Four children become involved in the intrigue surrounding an innocent prince, an evil count, and a brave outlaw. These fifteen stories and one novella will enchant, startle, and surprise!

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #5

Author: Kurt Busiek

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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The conspirators make their move, but the Champion has a few surprises for them. Note title change.

The Tropes of Fantasy Fiction

Author: Gabrielle Lissauer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476618364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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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.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Themes, Works, and Wonders

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313329517

Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 1395

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A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

Fire and Hemlock

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007387458

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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In the mind of a lonely, imaginative girl, who can tell where fiction ends and reality begins? An epic fantasy, spanning nine years...

Voyages and Visions

Towards a Cultural History of Travel

Author: Jaś Elsner,Joan Pau Rubiés

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861890207

Category: History

Page: 344

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With essays by Kasia Boddy, Michael Bravo, Peter Burke, Melissa Calaresu, Jesus Maria Carillo Castillo, Peter Hansen, Edward James, Nigel Leask, Joan-Pau Rubies and Wes Williams A much-needed contribution to the expanding interest in the history of travel and travel writing, Voyages and Visionsis the first attempt to sketch a cultural history of travel from the sixteenth century to the present day. The essays address the theme of travel as a historical, literary and imaginative process, focusing on significant episodes and encounters in world history. The contributors to this collection include historians of art and of science, anthropologists, literary critics and mainstream cultural historians. Their essays encompass a challenging range of subjects, including the explorations of South America, India and Mexico; mountaineering in the Himalayas; space travel; science fiction; and American post-war travel fiction. Voyages and Visionsis truly interdisciplinary, and essential reading for anyone interested in travel writing.

Titus Groan

Author: Mervyn Peake

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468301020

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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An undisputed classic of epic fantasy, Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast novels represent one of the most brilliantly sustained flights of Gothic imagination. As the novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born. He stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual whose origins are lost in history and the castle is peopled by dark characters in half-lit corridors. Dreamlike and macabre, Peake's extraordinary novel is one of the most astonishing and fantastic works in modern English fiction.