12-15-2007

The Wardstone Chronicles - Joseph Delaney

Biography : " Joseph Delaney lives in Lancashire with his wife, and has three children and four grand-children. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called The Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church.Believe it or not, the haunted house in The Spook's Apprentice is based on fact! As a child, joseph lived in a similar house in Preston where he had a recurrent nightmare. In the dream he'd be sitting on a carpet in the front room whilst his mother was... [Lire la suite]
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11-19-2007

Extras - Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld's bio- and bibliography   *** Genre : Science-Fiction - Young AdultsAmerican publisher : Simon Pulse : 16,99$English publisher : Simon & Schuster Childrens BooksSynopsis : "It's a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Without those stirct rules, the world is in a complete cultural renaissance. 'Tech-heads' flaunt their latest gadgets, 'kickers' spread gossip and trends, and 'surge monkeys' are hooked on extreme plastic surgery. And it's all... [Lire la suite]
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11-18-2007

Specials - Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld's bio- and bibliography   **** Genre : Science-Fiction - Young AdultsAmerican publisher : Simon Pulse : 9,99$English publisher : Simon & Schuster Childrens Books : 6,99£Synopsis : " Specials circumstances : The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor - frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties migt live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's... [Lire la suite]
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10-31-2007

Pretties - Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld's bio- and bliography *** Genre : Science-Fiction - Young Adults American publisher : Simon Pulse : 8,99$ English publisher : Simon & Schuster Childrens Books : 6,99£ Synopsis : After many misadventures and new developments, Tally has finally become a Pretty. No more worries for her, except trying to become a Crim, a click of Pretties who organize tricks to remain "bubbly". Because, unfortunately, Pretties have the regrettable tendency to forget what they used to do before the surgery.... [Lire la suite]
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10-31-2007

Uglies - Scott Westerfeld

Biography : Scott Westerfeld was born in 1963 in Texas. According to The New-York Times he is one of the best-selling authors of science-fiction and young adults literature. He's already won several prizes for his novels, and Uglies and Peeps were named by the American Library Association as Best Books for Young Adults in 2006. Two of his novels, So Yesterday and Uglies have been optioned to be made into films. Currently Scott Westerfeld shares his time between Sydney and New-York with his wife, Justine Larbalestier who is also an... [Lire la suite]
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09-18-2007

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

Biography : Philip Pullman was born in 1946 in Norwich, England. All along his childhood, he travelled a lot in Australia and Zimbabwe. Today, he teaches at Oxford's University. Most of his works are intended for a young public, but he also writes for adults, and he adapts theatrally famous literary works. He won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award with his series His Dark Materials. Non exhaustive bibliography : * Sally Lockhart : The Ruby in the Smoke (1985); The Shadow in the North (1986); The Tiger in the Well (1991); The... [Lire la suite]
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07-01-2007

Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin : She was born in 1977, in New-York. She graduated from Harvard in 2000. She has worked as a screenwriter and one of her screenplays has been produced : Conversations with other women. For this work, she was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award. She lives in New-York with her dog, Mrs deWinter. To know more about Gabrielle Zevin, click here Bibliography : * Margarettown* Elsewhere* Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac (coming september 2007) **** Genre : Young Adults American... [Lire la suite]
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