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The Resource Enter a glossy web, McKenna Ruebush ; with illustrations by Jaime Zollars

Enter a glossy web, McKenna Ruebush ; with illustrations by Jaime Zollars

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Enter a glossy web
Title
Enter a glossy web
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McKenna Ruebush ; with illustrations by Jaime Zollars
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Language
eng
Summary
"A fantasy adventure about a young girl on a magical quest to rescue The Timekeeper in order to protect the future"--
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  • Gr 4–6—Twelve-year-old George (short for Georgina) feels right at home with her zany aunt and uncle, despite missing her lost brother. However, she's soon swept up in an adventure to stop an apocalyptic meteor shower by re-forming the mythical Council of Seven from Uncle Constantine's bedtime stories. Along the way she meets two orphaned boys who pledge to help her. Through muddy puddles and the zooming highway of flying doors ("the Door Way") that connect ingeniously crafted little worlds, the friends are perfectly set up for a specific challenge at each stop. A bit too linear and simplistic in structure for more sophisticated readers, this is an ideal entry point for those new to speculative fiction. The protagonists build courage and learn hearty lessons such as the value of leaving a place better than you found it. A cantankerous magical tablet who serves as a map and doomsday clock shines out from among other amusing characters, lending a refreshingly modern feel to the tale. There is an unfortunate comment about children playing cowboys and Indians in a heavenlike world encountered along the way. The book also presents yet another all-white fantasy world. VERDICT An additional purchase for younger middle grade readers who can handle moderately high page counts.—Erin Reilly-Sanders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI --Erin Reilly-Sanders (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 8, p95)
  • This debut fantasy tests the theory that a great opening and closing number will cause an audience to forgive almost anything.The novel ends with a spectacular battle, including a sword fight with skeleton bones. And the dialogue in the opening chapters is endlessly entertaining. Early on, George learns why Aunt Henrietta's nickname is Chicken: "Chicken is long for Hen, which is short for Henrietta." But the chapters in between are a standard-issue if ramblingly lengthy fantasy story, with characters searching for magical pieces of a talisman that will save the world from destruction. A few moments are gloriously odd, though, such as a scene in which a character reaches down a depressed dragon's throat to ignite his pilot light. And the protagonist, George (she hates to be called Georgina), is always engaging. She's as unfailingly polite as Alice was in Wonderland. The characters are just eccentric enough to keep people reading through the pedestrian chapters. (The human ones also seem to be just as white as the people in Carroll's novels.) Hector, the dragon, is a highlight. He sticks up for his home world by saying, "We're very cultured, you know. We have public-access television and ballets." This trilogy opener may not be consistently inventive, but there are enough peculiar, oddball moments to keep readers surprised from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 9-14)(Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2016)
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10527580
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Ruebush, McKenna
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
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Zollars, Jaime
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True
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  • Fantasy
  • Magic
  • Time
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Magic
  • Time
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Enter a glossy web, McKenna Ruebush ; with illustrations by Jaime Zollars
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"Christy Ottaviano Books."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn928488448
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781627793704
Lccn
2015050733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928488448
Label
Enter a glossy web, McKenna Ruebush ; with illustrations by Jaime Zollars
Publication
Note
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928488448
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781627793704
Lccn
2015050733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928488448

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