Queen s Peril

Queen s Peril
Author: E. K. Johnston
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368063258
Available:
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she'll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test--of themselves, and of each other.

Star Wars Queen s Peril

Star Wars Queen s Peril
Author: E. K. Johnston
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1368057144
Available:
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she'll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test--of themselves, and of each other.

Star Wars Queen s Shadow

Star Wars  Queen s Shadow
Author: E. K. Johnston
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9781368025638
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Ahsoka! When Padmé Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.

The Afterward

The Afterward
Author: E.K. Johnston
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780735231900
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Release: 2019-02-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"I love this book so very much."—Robin LaFevers, New York Times bestselling author of the His Fair Assassin trilogy Romantic high fantasy from the bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka and Exit, Pursued by a Bear. It's been a year since the mysterious godsgem cured Cadrium's king and ushered in what promised to be a new golden age. The heroes who brought home the gem are renowned in story and song, but for two fellows on the quest, peace and prosperity don't come easily. Apprentice Knight Kalanthe Ironheart wasn't meant for heroism so early in life, and while she has no intention of giving up the notoriety she's earned, reputation doesn't pay her bills. Kalanthe may be forced to betray not her kingdom or her friends, but her own heart as she seeks a stable future for herself and those she loves. Olsa Rhetsdaughter was never meant for heroism at all. Beggar and thief, she lived hand to mouth on the streets until fortune--or fate--pulled her into Kalanthe's orbit. And now she's reluctant to leave it. Even more alarmingly, her fame has made her profession difficult, and a choice between poverty and the noose isn't much of a choice at all. Both girls think their paths are laid out, but the godsgem isn't quite done with them and that new golden age isn't a sure thing yet. In a tale both sweepingly epic and intensely personal, Kalanthe and Olsa fight to maintain their newfound independence and to find their way back to each other.

Exit Pursued by a Bear

Exit  Pursued by a Bear
Author: E.K. Johnston
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101994610
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Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author E.K. Johnston comes a brave and unforgettable story that will inspire readers to rethink how we treat survivors. Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn’t mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don't cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team—the pride and joy of a small town. The team's summer training camp is Hermione's last and marks the beginning of the end of…she’s not sure what. She does know this season could make her a legend. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. And it all goes black. In every class, there's a star cheerleader and a pariah pregnant girl. They're never supposed to be the same person. Hermione struggles to regain the control she's always had and faces a wrenching decision about how to move on. The rape wasn't the beginning of Hermione Winter's story and she's not going to let it be the end. She won’t be anyone’s cautionary tale. "E.K. Johnston has a seemingly limitless range.... This is realistic fiction at it's best."—The Globe & Mail ★ "Johnston’s clever—but never precious—update of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is unflinching but not at all graphic in its treatment of sexual violence.... Middle and high school readers will pass this powerful, engaging story around and around."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ "Fierce and gorgeously drawn, this is a rape story that doesn’t focus on victimhood."—Booklist, starred review ★ “A beautifully written portrait of a young woman facing the unthinkable, this is a must-buy for high school collections.”—SLJ, starred review "Exit, Pursued by a Bear is an important new novel comparable with Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.”—VOYA. "This story of a cheerleader rising up after a traumatic event will give you Veronica Mars-level feels that will stay with you long after you finish."—Seventeen Magazine A NPR Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A Booklist Best Book of 2016 A New York Public Library 2016 Top Ten Book for Teens A Chicago Public Library Best Teen Fiction of 2016 A Globe & Mail Best Book of 2016 A CBC Best Book of 2016 A Quill & Quire Best Book of 2016 A Bustle Top 30 YA Book of 2016 A Bookish Best Book of 2016 A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year A finalist for Audible’s Best Young Adult Audiobook of 2016 A 2017 Ontario Library Association White Pine Honor Book

A Thousand Nights

A Thousand Nights
Author: E. K. Johnston
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781484728994
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next. And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. But back in their village her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air in it's place. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun sets and rises, and she is not dead. Night after night Lo-Melkhiin comes to her, and listens to the stories she tells and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong. The words she speaks to him every night are given strange life of their own. She makes things appear. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to rule of a monster.

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi

Star Wars  The Empire Strikes Back  So You Want to Be a Jedi
Author: Adam Gidwitz
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781484712115
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

The Story of Owen

The Story of Owen
Author: E. K. Johnston
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781467724067
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Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Carolrhoda Lab ™
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival.There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition.But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected.Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds--armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard.Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!

Razor s Edge

Razor s Edge
Author: Martha Wells
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9780345545251
Available:
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Star Wars - Legends
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When they are forced to seek refuge in a territory controlled by pirates, Leia learns that the pirates are survivors from her home planet--which has been recently destroyed by the Death Star--who would gladly ransom her to the Empire.

Saboteur Star Wars Legends Darth Maul Short Story

Saboteur  Star Wars Legends  Darth Maul   Short Story
Author: James Luceno
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9780345447357
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Release: 2001-02-15
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A dazzling new short story featuring Darth Maul, merciless apprentice of evil . . . On the distant planet Dorvalla, precious ore is mined by two competing companies: InterGalactic Ore and Lommite Limited. Neither rival suspects that they are central to a sinister plot masterminded by Darth Sidious, Lord of the Sith, himself. Dispatched by Sidious on his very first solo mission, Darth Maul infiltrates Lommite Limited. There, his unique gifts of deception and subterfuge will set off an explosive chain of events that could destroy both companies, leaving them ripe for takeover by the Trade Federation. But a vengeful Lommite Limited Manager with his own thirst for retaliation against InterGal could blow Maul's cover--and all of Sidious's fiendishly layed plans . . . BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter.

Spindle

Spindle
Author: E. K. Johnston
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781484776285
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Release: 2016-12-04
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The most powerful stories encompass a paradox. Spindle is both mythic and true, old beyond reckoning and dazzlingly, gloriously new. You've known this story all your life; you have never heard its like before. The Storyteller Queen lives, and her name is E. K. Johnston." -Rachel Hartman, New York Times best-selling author of Seraphina/DIV DIVThe world is made safe by a woman...but it is a very big world. It has been generations since the Storyteller Queen drove the demon out of her husband and saved her country from fire and blood. Her family has prospered beyond the borders of their village, and two new kingdoms have sprouted on either side of the mountains where the demons are kept prisoner by bright iron, and by the creatures the Storyteller Queen made to keep them contained. But the prison is crumbling. Through years of careful manipulation, a demon has regained her power. She has made one kingdom strong and brought the other to its knees, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. When a princess is born, the demon is ready with the final blow: a curse that will cost the princess her very soul, or force her to destroy her own people to save her life. The threads of magic are tightly spun, binding princess and exiled spinners into a desperate plot to break the curse before the demon can become a queen of men. But the web of power is dangerously tangled--and they may not see the true pattern until it is unspooled.

Most Wanted

Most Wanted
Author: Rae Carson,Star Wars
Pages: 402
ISBN: 1760501697
Available:
Release: 2018-06
Editor: Chirpy Bird
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story! Han and Qi'ra don't have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They're street kids on the industrial planet Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. They each jump at a chance to prove themselves in the perilous world of Corellia's criminal underbelly, only to discover they are on the same mission for the same unscrupulous boss. When the job goes disastrously wrong, Han and Qi'ra are on the run--from pirates, a droid crime syndicate, the Empire, and their boss--and will have to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive.

Star Wars The Secrets of the Jedi

Star Wars  The Secrets of the Jedi
Author: Marc Sumerak
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781683837022
Available:
Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: Insight Kids
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

2020 IBPA Awards Winner! Discover the world of Star Wars’ Jedi through this fun and fully interactive reading experience. Join Jedi Master Luke Skywalker on a fully interactive journey into the world of the Jedi. Discover the storied history of this noble order of peacekeepers; explore the secrets of the Force; study the art of mastering the lightsaber; and learn about the lives of some of the most revered Jedi of all time, including Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker. Featuring amazing original illustrations and unique special features—including a pop-up holocron, a translator card, a Jedi equipment booklet, pullouts, and more—this book is the ultimate exploration of the Jedi and their incredible impact on the galaxy.

Frozen 2 Dangerous Secrets The Story of Iduna and Agnarr

Frozen 2  Dangerous Secrets  The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
Author: Mari Mancusi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368066709
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sixteen-year-old Iduna harbors a dark secret. On the surface, she is an Arendellian village girl, an aspiring inventor, and the best friend of Prince Agnarr, but she is also secretly Northuldra. Ever since the day the forest fell, Arendellians have despised and distrusted Northuldra with a vengeance. No matter that the Northuldra—along with some of Arendelle’s own—have been trapped in the Enchanted Forest behind an impenetrable wall of mist since the day of the battle. Iduna doesn’t know why the mist refuses to part, or why it descended to begin with. The only clear thing is that she must keep her identity from everyone, even Agnarr. Her life depends on it. Fortunately for her, Agnarr doesn’t know that Iduna is the Northuldra girl he saw seemingly flying on a gust of wind all those years ago, the day of the celebration turned disaster. The day Agnarr lost his father, the king. The day Agnarr himself almost died. What Agnarr does know is that Iduna is a true ally in the face of his royal responsibilities and the expectations of an overbearing council and a well-meaning regent who will rule in Agnarr’s place until he turns twenty-one and assumes the Arendellian throne. As Iduna and Agnarr grow ever closer, however, friendship is no longer enough. If only falling for each other didn’t mean risking their futures: Iduna’s as a hidden-in-plain-sight citizen of Arendelle, and Agnarr’s as imminent king. But for a chance at true love, the risk might be worth taking

Star Wars Myths Fables

Star Wars  Myths   Fables
Author: Lucasfilm Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368055154
Available:
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Star Wars: Batu In-World Fairytales Book

Star Wars Dark Legends

Star Wars Dark Legends
Author: George Mann
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1368057330
Available:
Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Read on if you dare! This unique in-world collection hallows the spooky tales and ghost stories that would have kept young Luke and Leia up at night. Created by George Mann and Grant Griffin--the same team behind the stunning Star Wars: Myths & Fables--these six frightful fables have been carefully woven from the expansive fabric that is the Star Wars galaxy (including the thrilling landscape from Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and Disney World), and beautifully painted in a lush illustrative style that feels intergalactic yet innately archetypal and timeless.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire
Author: E.K. Johnston
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781467776813
Available:
Release: 2015-03-01
Editor: Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Listen! For the song of Owen Thorskard has a second verse. Every dragon slayer owes the Oil Watch a period of service, and young Owen was no exception. What made him different was that he did not enlist alone. His two closest friends stood with him shoulder to shoulder. Steeled by success and hope, the three were confident in their plan. And though Siobhan McQuaid was the first bard in a generation, she managed to forge a role for herself and herald Owen as a new kind of dragon slayer for a new kind of future. But the arc of history is long and hardened by dragon fire. Try as they might, Owen and his friends could not twist it to their will. Not all the way. Not all together. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I know the cost of even a small bend in the course of history. Listen!

Star Wars The Force Awakens Tales From a Galaxy Far Far Away

Star Wars The Force Awakens  Tales From a Galaxy Far  Far Away
Author: Lucasfilm Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781484743904
Available:
Release: 2016-04-06
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The worlds of Star Wars are full of countless alien species, each stranger and more fascinating than the last. Here you'll find six stories for kids about just some of the amazing aliens who appear in the smash-hit movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Featuring a dashing tale of piracy and double crosses, the story of a wise Jakku constable and an unfortunate droid, and a mystery that can be solved only by the gruff cook at Maz Kanata's castle, this collection will bring thrills and chills as it takes you deep into the corners of your favorite galaxy far, far away. . . .Constable Zuvio must get to the bottom of things when a faithful droid commits a bank robbery in "High Noon on Jakku." The Frigosian cryptosurgeons of Takodana give a criminal on the run just what she asks for in "The Face of Evil." The repugnant scrap trader Unkar Plutt may finally have met his match in the twisty tale "True Love." Bobbajo the Crittermonger spins a tale of bravery against impossible odds in the fable "All Creatures Great and Small." When his sous chef turns up dead, the cook at Maz Kanata's castle holds an unusual competition to find the culprit in "A Recipe for Death." And pirates, gangs, and bounty hunters alike race to find precious cargo in "The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku."

No Prisoners

No Prisoners
Author: Karen Traviss
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780345508997
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Release: 2009
Editor: Lucasbooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sent to aid a local dictator facing a revolution, Hallena Devis finds herself in danger as she is surrounded by belligerant freedom fighters at the same time Captain Gilad Pellaeon is facing a decision whether to rescue Hallena or stay true to the Republi

Dark Disciple

Dark Disciple
Author: Christie Golden
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101884959
Available:
Release: 2016-03
Editor: Lucas Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

-The only way to bring down the Sith's most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side---Page 4 of cover.