The Constellation of Sylvie
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Constellation of Sylvie


  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689857133


The Constellation of Sylvie Book Description :

Twelve-year-old Princess Sylvie tries to save her storybook kingdom, which lives within the pages of "The Great Good Thing," when they find themselves aboard a doomed space ship, despite the interference of the jester, Pingree, who schemes to blackmail he...

The Great Good Thing
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Great Good Thing


  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689843242


The Great Good Thing Book Description :

As a princess trapped in a tale, twelve-year-old Sylvie makes her escape one day by going inside a young reader's head where she rescues other characters and saves kingdoms for years and years. A first children's book. 10,000 first printing....

The Door in the Forest
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Door in the Forest


  • Author : Roderick Townley
  • Publisher : Bluefire
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375847424


The Door in the Forest Book Description :

While trying to outwit the soldiers who are occupying their small town, Daniel, who cannot lie, and Emily, who discovers she has magical powers, are drawn to an island in the heart of the forest where townsfolk have been warned never to go....

   Throw the book away

Throw the book away


  • Author : Amie A. Doughty
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-05-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476605661


Throw the book away Book Description :

Children’s literature is an excellent way to educate children, on everything from social behavior and beliefs to attitudes toward education itself. A major aspect of children’s literature is the importance of books and reading. Books represent adult authority. This book examines the role that books, reading and writing play in children’s fantasy fiction, from books that act as artifacts of power (The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Harry Potter) to interactive books (The Neverending Story, Malice, Inkheart) to books with character-writers (Percy Jackson, Captain Underpants). The author finds that although books and reading often play a prominent role in fantasy for children, the majority of young protagonists gain self-sufficiency ...

Gentle Reads  Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits  Grades 5 9

Gentle Reads Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits Grades 5 9


  • Author : Deanna J. McDaniel
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2008-06-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313094514


Gentle Reads Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits Grades 5 9 Book Description :

This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9....

The Winter Sister
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Winter Sister


  • Author : Megan Collins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982100162


The Winter Sister Book Description :

Book of the Month Club Selection “A haunting debut: suspenseful, atmospheric, and completely riveting.” —Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls “I love a good family-driven suspense novel, and this one doesn't disappoint.” —Marie Claire In this spellbinding and suspenseful debut, a young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailing mother and begins to dig deeper into her sister’s unsolved murder. Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found—and years later, her murder remains unsolved. In the present day, Sylvie returns home to care for her es...

Into the Labyrinth

Into the Labyrinth


  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689846151


Into the Labyrinth Book Description :

Princess Sylvie and the other characters in the book entitled "The Great Good Thing" confront the perils of being uploaded onto the World Wide Web, forcing them to act out their story both in print and in cyberspace....

The Blue Shoe
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

The Blue Shoe


  • Author : Roderick Townley
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375847417


The Blue Shoe Book Description :

A mysterious stranger commissions a single, valuable shoe from a humble cobbler, changing the cobbler's life and the life of his young apprentice forever....

A Bitter Magic

A Bitter Magic


  • Author : Roderick Townley
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2015-11-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780449816516


A Bitter Magic Book Description :

A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions. Everything is in place: the packed theater, the Amazing Thummel, and, center stage, the magician's mysterious assistant. Some have called her the most beautiful woman in Europe. Then, in a swirl of light, she vanishes! An astounding illusion, but she never reappears. All that remains are a bloodstained white scarf and her daughter, Cisley, who lives in a glass castle and walks her pet lobster each morning by the sea. Enter Cole, a rambunctious boy from town and Cisley's first true friend. Together they hunt for clues to her mother's disappearance. They puzzle over broken mirrors, ever-shifting labyrinths, a closet full of whispering ball gowns, and a fatal quest for a pure black rose. Roderi...

The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass


  • Author : Janet McNally
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062436290


The Looking Glass Book Description :

Perfect for fans of Emily Henry and Sarah Dessen, Janet McNally’s imaginative story of sisterhood shows that the fiercest of loves are often the ones that exist outside of happily-ever-afters. GIRLS IN TROUBLE. That’s what Sylvie Blake’s older sister Julia renamed their favorite fairy tale book, way back when they were just girls themselves. Now Julia has disappeared—and no one knows for sure if she wants to be away, or if she’s the one in trouble. Then a copy of their old storybook arrives with a mysterious list inside, and Sylvie begins to see signs of her sister, and their favorite fairy tales, everywhere she goes. With the help of her best friend’s enigmatic brother and his beat-up car, Sylvie sets out to follow the strange signs righ...