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Over Sea, Under Stone

Author : Susan Cooper
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 17,79 MB
Release : 2012-03-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 144245895X

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Three siblings embark on an epic quest for a mythic grail in this first installment of Susan Cooper’s epic and award-winning The Dark Is Rising Sequence, now with a brand-new look! All through time, the two great forces of Light and Dark have battled for control of the world. Now, after centuries of balance, the Dark is summoning its terrifying forces to rise once more…and three children find themselves caught in the conflict. The Drew siblings—Simon, Jane, and Barney—are on a family holiday in Cornwall when they discover an ancient map in the attic of the house they are sharing with their Great Uncle Merry. They know immediately that the map is special but have no way of knowing how much. For the map leads to a grail: a vital weapon for the Light’s fight against evil. In taking on the quest to find the grail, the Drews will have to race against the sinister human beings who serve the dreadful power of the dark—an adventure that puts their own lives in grave peril.

Silver on the Tree

Author : Susan Cooper
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 18,13 MB
Release : 2023-11-14
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 166593297X

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The six champions of the Light join forces at last to fight the Dark in this fifth and final installment of Susan Cooper’s epic and award-winning The Dark Is Rising sequence, now with a brand-new look! The last great battle between the Light and the Dark has arrived, engulfing Will Stanton; his ageless master, Merriman; the three heroic Drew children; and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny is tied to the Light. On a quest through time and space that touches the most ancient myths of the islands of Britain, the six heroes fight fear and death in the darkly brooding mountains of Wales. And in the haunting Lost Land, Will and Bran find dream and nightmare, but also achieve the final talisman against the Dark: the crystal sword. In the dreadful last moment when the Dark rises, all the servants of the Light join to combine the powers of the sword and the six ancient signs. But even with the Signs on their side, can Light prevail?

The Dark Is Rising

Author : Susan Cooper
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 1038 pages
File Size : 49,36 MB
Release : 2010-08-31
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1442412534

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A Margaret K. McElderry book.

Over Sea, Under Stone

Author : Susan Cooper
Publisher : Abc-Clio Incorporated
Page : 315 pages
File Size : 48,90 MB
Release : 1965
Category : Fantasy.
ISBN : 9781850899327

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Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur.

Landscape in Children's Literature

Author : Jane Suzanne Carroll
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 45,23 MB
Release : 2012-08-06
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 1136321179

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This book provides a new critical methodology for the study of landscapes in children's literature. Treating landscape as the integration of unchanging and irreducible physical elements, or topoi, Carroll identifies and analyses four kinds of space — sacred spaces, green spaces, roadways, and lapsed spaces — that are the component elements of the physical environments of canonical British children’s fantasy. Using Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising Sequence as the test-case for this methodology, the book traces the development of the physical features and symbolic functions of landscape topoi from their earliest inception in medieval vernacular texts through to contemporary children's literature. The identification and analysis of landscape topoi synthesizes recent theories about interstitial space together with earlier morphological and topoanalytical studies, enabling the study of fictional landscapes in terms of their physical characteristics as well as in terms of their relationship with contemporary texts and historical precedents. Ultimately, by providing topoanalytical studies of other children’s texts, Carroll proposes topoanalysis as a rich critical method for the study and understanding of children’s literature and indicates how the findings of this approach may be expanded upon. In offering both transferable methodologies and detailed case-studies, this book outlines a new approach to literary landscapes as geographical places within socio-historical contexts.

Four British Fantasists

Author : Charles Butler
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Page : 323 pages
File Size : 36,46 MB
Release : 2006-04-25
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 1461658705

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Four British Fantasists explores the work of four of the most successful and influential of the generation of fantasy writes who rose to prominence in the "second Golden Age" of children's literature in Britain: Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Penelope Lively.

A Two-way Street

Author : Maryellen Hains
Publisher :
Page : 120 pages
File Size : 29,20 MB
Release : 1982
Category : Children
ISBN :

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Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy

Author : Dimitra Fimi
Publisher : Springer
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 13,86 MB
Release : 2017-03-06
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 1137552824

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Runner-up of the Katherine Briggs Folklore Award 2017 Winner of the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth & Fantasy Studies 2019 This book examines the creative uses of “Celtic” myth in contemporary fantasy written for children or young adults from the 1960s to the 2000s. Its scope ranges from classic children’s fantasies such as Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain and Alan Garner’s The Owl Service, to some of the most recent, award-winning fantasy authors of the last decade, such as Kate Thompson (The New Policeman) and Catherine Fisher (Darkhenge). The book focuses on the ways these fantasy works have appropriated and adapted Irish and Welsh medieval literature in order to highlight different perceptions of “Celticity.” The term “Celtic” itself is interrogated in light of recent debates in Celtic studies, in order to explore a fictional representation of a national past that is often romanticized and political.

Victory

Author : Susan Cooper
Publisher : Rollercoasters
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 32,46 MB
Release : 2007
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780198326786

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A fresh look at the Battle of Trafalgar. Sam Robbins is kidnapped to serve aboard HMS Victory. At first he is terrified and sick but gradually he is transformed into a sailor to fight at the battle. Echoes reach through the ages to touch Molly Jennings, a modern-day English girl forced toleave London and live with her new step-family in America.This time-shifting adventure tells the interwoven stories of Sam and Molly, linked by a mystery.

The Dark Is Rising Sequence (Boxed Set)

Author : Susan Cooper
Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,94 MB
Release : 2013-06-11
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781442489677

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Epic. Bestselling. Award-winning. The complete Dark Is Rising Sequence is now available as one keepsake collection. Will Stanton’s ordinary life is shattered with the dreadful revelation that the Dark—the source of all evil—is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. He finds that he is no ordinary boy, but the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping mankind free from the Dark. Soon Will is swept up in the great battle, along with his ageless master, Merriman; the three Drew children, who are mortal but have their own vital part to play; and a strange boy named Bran. These six fight fear and death in a quest through time and space interwoven with the most ancient myths of the islands of Britain—until, at last, Will and Bran find the weapon that will ultimately vanquish the Dark. One of the most celebrated fantasy sequences of all time, The Dark Is Rising is a searing, epic rendering of the eternal conflict between good and evil. This complete collection includes Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; and Silver on the Tree.