Posts Tagged "13-15"

Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: When Ugandan President Idi Admin has a dream that all British Indians should be expelled from the country in 90 days, a nightmare begins for Sabine and her family. With a grandfather who came over from India with his family, Sabine was born in Uganda, and considers herself a Ugandan citizen. Struggling to come to terms with the sudden hatred from friends and the country she loves, Sabina must find within herself the strength to face reality, help her family and grasp the courage to start over again. Number of Pages: 215 Age Range: 13-15 Review: In a powerful, historical tale of the...

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The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: With a unfulfilled prophecy looming over Magnus, King Arthur’s former castle, many factions with different intentions are fighting to see how it will turn out. At the centre of the prophecy is a young man named Thomas, rumoured to be the one who will take back Magnus and restore rightful ownership to his family. With the help of knight, a young petty thief and a deaf mute young woman all meant for the gallows, Thomas leaves the abbey where he lived with monks and sets out to make the prophecy come true. There are a lot of mysterious forces working both for and against him, but...

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The Keeper of the Isis Light by Monica Hughes

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: On a planet named Isis, Olwen and her Guardian preserve the Isis light, a satellite connection to Earth. Over the years, they’ve recorded data from the planet and sent their records to Earth, in the hopes that eventually a ship will come with settlers to inhabit Isis. Olwen is ten in Isis years, 16 in Earth years, and happy with her life with the Guardian. Perfectly adapted to Isis’ environment, she is free to roam the planet as she pleases. But when the settlers finally arrive, Olwen’s bubble of isolation is popped, and while she falls in love with a seventeen...

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Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: Living in a future plagued by overcrowding, Lisse and her friends are graduating into a world that has no jobs for them. Thanks to the robots who are now able to do almost every job there is, created when Earth’s population was in decline, Lisse is facing a life with no purpose, just pure leisure. Sticking together in the designated area for the unemployed youth, Lisse and the others make the best of their situation, until rumours of The Game reach them. Bit by bit, they collect details about The Game, hoping to be invited to play. And when they are, it will change their lives...

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The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate by Marty Chan

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: Following his brother Dash through a mysterious portal, Ehrich Weisz is thrust into another dimension with a steampunk twist. Though he is all alone, believing his brother has been lost forever, he quickly adjusts to this new world and becomes a demon hunter, policing the so-called ‘Dimensionals” that come through a stable portal entrance in New York City. It’s the time of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, and with the American Civil War a part of recent history, the conquered are looking to get vengeance. With a stable portal and the help of a powerful alien race it...

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