Middle School Assemby Part 3

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  • The Power of One From Publishers Weekly "Episodic and bursting with incident, this sprawling memoir of an English boy's lonely childhood in South Africa during WW II pays moderate attention to questions of race but concerns itself primarily with epic melodrama,"
  • Middle School Assemby Part 3

    1. 1. Tried and True! <ul><li>The Power of One </li></ul><ul><li>Courtenay, Bryce </li></ul>
    2. 2. Tried and True! <ul><li>Quo </li></ul><ul><li>Vadis </li></ul><ul><li>Sienkiewicz, Henryk </li></ul>
    3. 3. Tried and True! <ul><li>The Robe </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas, Lloyd C. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Tried and True! <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Silver Chalice </li></ul><ul><li>Costain, Thomas B. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Tried and True! <ul><li>A Soldier </li></ul><ul><li>of the </li></ul><ul><li>Great War </li></ul><ul><li>Helprin, Mark </li></ul>
    6. 6. Books in a Series
    7. 7. Douglas Adams <ul><li>Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy : radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Adams lectured and broadcast around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly on May 11, 2001. </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    9. 9. TERRY BROOKS <ul><li>A writer since high school. </li></ul><ul><li>He published his first novel, The Sword of Shannara in 1977. It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller list, where it remained for five months. </li></ul><ul><li>His novels, Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were selected as two of the best science fiction/fantasy novels of the twentieth century. </li></ul><ul><li>He has published thirteen consecutive bestselling novels since. </li></ul><ul><li>A practicing attorney for many years, he now writes full-time. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Terry Brooks The Sword of Shannara THUS BEGAN THE SEEMINGLY HOPELESS QUEST OF A SIMPLE MAN AGAINST THE GREATEST POWER OF EVIL THE WORLD HAD EVER KNOWN. <ul><li> </li></ul>                                                       
    11. 11. Terry Brooks: The Heritage of Shannara
    12. 12. Orson Scott Card <ul><li>One of the “coolest” Sci-Fi wirters of the 1980’s. </li></ul><ul><li>He won the Hugo and Nebula awards Ender’s Game and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead , two years in a row, in 1986 and 1987. </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Richland, Washington, Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. </li></ul><ul><li>He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church. </li></ul><ul><li>He currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. </li></ul><ul><li>He and his wife, Kristine, are the parents of five children: Geoffrey, Emily, Charles, Zina Margaret, and Erin Louisa (named for Chaucer, Bronte and Dickinson, Dickens, Mitchell, and Alcott, respectively). </li></ul>
    13. 13. Orson Scott Card: Ender Wiggin <ul><li>“ Ender Wiggin is a very bright young boy with a powerful skill…” </li></ul>
    14. 14. John Christopher <ul><li>John Christopher&quot; is a pseudonym for Samuel Youd, a prolific author whose full bibliography runs to around 70 novels under seven different names. </li></ul><ul><li>As a student he was devoted to Science Fiction and published a magazine in his teens, “Fantast.” </li></ul><ul><li>He admired Aldous Huxley and Arthur Clarke. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1966, a publisher suggested he try writing Sci-fi for children. In 1967 he published the first tripod trilogy, The White Moutains . </li></ul><ul><li>The BBC series, The Tripods, was one of the longest adaptations on British television. </li></ul><ul><li>He lives in Rye, England. </li></ul>
    15. 15. John Christopher - The Tripods Trilogy <ul><li>“ Three evil beings, called Tripods, </li></ul><ul><li>will change life on this planet forever. “ </li></ul>
    16. 16. Eoin Colfer <ul><li>Eoin Colfer followed his parents into teaching and soon began to invent stories for his pupils. </li></ul><ul><li>His first novel, BENNY AND OMER, was a bestseller in Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>ARTEMIS FOWL, was written after a day's teaching and after his young son's bedtime. </li></ul><ul><li>Eoin lives in Wexford, Ireland. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Artemis Fowl <ul><li>Eoin Colfer describes Artemis Fowl as </li></ul><ul><li>“ Die Hard with fairies.” </li></ul>
    18. 18. Bernard Cornwell <ul><li>The author of the acclaimed – </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Sharpe series , set during the Napoleonic Wars; </li></ul><ul><li>the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles , about American Civil War; </li></ul><ul><li>the Warlord Trilogy, </li></ul><ul><li>about Arthurian England; and, </li></ul><ul><li>Stonehenge 2000 B.C.: </li></ul><ul><li>Raised in Britain, Cornwell now lives with his wife on Cape Cod. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Bernard Cornwell <ul><li>The Sharp Novels </li></ul><ul><li>Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles </li></ul>
    20. 20. Bernard Cornwell <ul><li>The Saxon Chronicles </li></ul><ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Warlord Chronicles </li></ul>
    21. 21. Stephen Donaldson <ul><li>Stephen Donaldson was born in 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio. </li></ul><ul><li>From the age of three until he was sixteen he lived in India, </li></ul><ul><li>where his father worked as an orthopedic surgeon. </li></ul><ul><li>It was after hearing one of his father's speeches on leprosy </li></ul><ul><li>that he conceived the character of Thomas Covenant. </li></ul><ul><li>He lives in New Mexico. </li></ul>
    22. 22. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever <ul><li>Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery begin their search for the One Tree that is to be the salvation of the Land, </li></ul>but fate decreed that the journey was to be long, the quest arduous, and quite possibly a failure....
    23. 23. Anthony Horowitz <ul><li>Anthony Horowitz was born in North London in 1955. </li></ul><ul><li>He decided he wanted to be a writer at the age of eight and had his first book, Enter Frederick K Bower , when he was 23. </li></ul><ul><li>He has written lots and lots of television programs, mostly about murder! </li></ul><ul><li>He created the detective dramas Midsummer Murders and Murder in Mind, and he's also written episodes for Poirot and Murder Most Horrid. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Alex Rider Series - a must-have for fans of adventure/mystery series…
    25. 25. Erin Hunter <ul><li>Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. </li></ul><ul><li>As well as having a great respect for nature in all its forms. Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior, shaped by her interest in astrology and standing stones. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Warriors Series <ul><li>Darkness, air, water, and </li></ul><ul><li>sky will come together… </li></ul><ul><li>and shake the forests </li></ul><ul><li>to its roots! </li></ul>
    27. 27. Brian Jacques <ul><li>Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool in 1939. </li></ul><ul><li>He left school at age fifteen and found work as a docker, a truck driver, a policeman and a stand-up comic, all before turning his attention to writing. </li></ul><ul><li>He wrote his first novel, Redwall , for the children at a school for the blind in Liverpool. </li></ul><ul><li>His books have won international awards and acclaim and have been made into a TV series. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Redwall series <ul><li>Forthcoming…….October 2007 </li></ul>Forthcoming October 2007
    29. 29. Robert Jordan <ul><li>Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he now lives with his wife, Harriet, in a house built in 1797. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. </li></ul><ul><li>He is a graduate of The Citadel, with a degree in physics. </li></ul><ul><li>He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with &quot;V&quot;, and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry. </li></ul><ul><li>He enjoys the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. He has been writing since 1977 and intends to continue until they nail shut his coffin. </li></ul>
    30. 30. The Wheel of Time Series <ul><li>The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. </li></ul><ul><li>What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under </li></ul><ul><li>the shadow. </li></ul><ul><li>Let the dragon ride again on the winds of time. </li></ul>

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