Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights ...
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.
Gwyneth Evans ( 50-500w ) " Like the Harry Potter books - perhaps the inevitable
point of comparison for children's fantasy these days – Griggs's novel ... A former
Governor General's Award nominee , Griggs writes in a lively , clever way . ...
Cat's eye corner . ... Because their only child is serving in the Peace Corps during
the holidays , the Kranks decide to save money by forgoing the obligatory gifts
Fully illustrated throughout, Cat Weldon's How to Be a Hero is perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Who Let the Gods Out.
Author: Cat Weldon
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
'Genuinely funny and thrilling' - Amanda Craig A no-good viking thief. The worst-ever trainee valkyrie. An ungodly case of mistaken identity. When failing trainee valkyrie Lotta mistakes an unconscious viking thief, Whetstone, for a fallen hero and takes him triumphantly to Valhalla, things are definitely not turning out to be epic or glorious. Having lost a precious talking cup, Whetstone is also desperate to cover up his mistake and the two embark on a quarrelsome journey to find it and regain their heroic status. But Loki the trickster God is desperate to get his hands on the cup with a plan to unleash chaos across the nine worlds. Can Whetstone prove himself a hero after all when it matters most? The first in a hilarious and fast-paced trilogy about how to be brave, what it means to be a hero and just how confusing the Norse Gods really are. Fully illustrated throughout, Cat Weldon's How to Be a Hero is perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Who Let the Gods Out.
Ava and her friends decide to put on a pet show, but when it is time for the show to start, nobody can find Ava's cat, Oatmeal.
Author: Lori Mortensen
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ava's cat goes missing right before the pet show. Ava, Clair, and Caleb have to find Oatmeal.
What Don Roff has done with this highly personal and deeply disturbing novel is deliver one of the most memorable and ultimately sympathetic serial killers since Robert Bloch conceived of Norman Bates.
Author: Don Roff
Publisher: The Parliament House
If Dexter and Faith (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) had a daughter and raised her in the land of Santa Clarita Diet....she'd be Clare Bleecker. The small town of Pickman Flats offers a bright sunny place filled with quaint shopping and wine tasting. But underneath the town's inviting exterior lies a dark underbelly, a sinister element that lurks in the shadows. Clare is a devoted vegan who goes to Catholic high school, is fastidious in her manner, and also, well, a serial killer. The Other Clare takes over at the most inopportune of times. She tries to keep her inner beast's lust for blood at bay, but it's hard when there are so many creeps around who help to unleash it. What secret lies hidden beneath Pickman Flats? And who is Clare really? If you want answers, well, there's only one way to find out - even if it kills you. Slay Responsibly, XOXO Clare
Meet small town librarian Kathleen Paulson and her fantastical felines, Hercules and Owen, in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats Mystery series.
Author: Sofie Kelly
Meet small town librarian Kathleen Paulson and her fantastical felines, Hercules and Owen, in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats Mystery series. When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen's fondness for Barry Manilow. But beyond all the fur and purrs, there's something more to these kitties. When murder interrupts Mayville’s Wild Rose Summer Music Festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect. More stunning is her realization that Owen and Hercules are truly special—perhaps even magical. Now, with a little legwork from her four-legged friends, Kathleen may be able to solve this purr-fect murder...
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Meet secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mystery series.
Author: Sofie Ryan
Meet secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mystery series... Sarah Grayson is the happy proprietor of Second Chance, a charming shop in the oceanfront town of North Harbor, Maine. At the shop, she sells used items that she has lovingly refurbished and repurposed. But her favorite pet project so far has been adopting a stray cat she names Elvis. Elvis has seen nine lives—and then some. The big black cat with a scar across his nose turned up at a local bar when the band was playing the King of Rock and Roll’s music and hopped in Sarah’s truck. Since then, he’s been her constant companion and the furry favorite of everyone who comes into the store. But when Sarah’s elderly friend Maddie is found with the body of a dead man in her garden, the kindly old lady becomes the prime suspect in the murder. Even Sarah’s old high school flame, investigator Nick Elliot, seems convinced that Maddie was up to no good. So it’s up to Sarah and Elvis to clear her friend’s name and make sure the real murderer doesn’t get a second chance.
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2071: FICTION IS INVADING REALITY (and not in a good way) When professional hardass Lona Luminos takes a gentle working holiday, she's not expecting to be haunted by ancient, electronic evil.
Author: Cat Thomas
2071: FICTION IS INVADING REALITY (and not in a good way) When professional hardass Lona Luminos takes a gentle working holiday, she's not expecting to be haunted by ancient, electronic evil. And she's really not expecting murder. She's the Faith Police's prime suspect - but will she be the next victim?
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Using a mysterious wardrobe that allows them to travel through time, two eleven-year-olds, Federico a boy from the Italian Renaissance and Bee a girl from present-day New Jersey, work together to prevent the bickering between two great ...
Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Using a mysterious wardrobe that allows them to travel through time, two eleven-year-olds, Federico a boy from the Italian Renaissance and Bee a girl from present-day New Jersey, work together to prevent the bickering between two great artists from changing the future.
The authors in this collection, both established and new, are all dexterous and wonderfully imaginative, each deserving of their own form-fitting uniforms and capes.
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher: Meerkat Press, LLC
Behind the Mask is a multi-author collection with stories by award-winning authors Kelly Link, Cat Rambo, Carrie Vaughn, Seanan McGuire, Lavie Tidhar, Sarah Pinsker, Keith Rosson, Kate Marshall, Chris Large and others. It is partially a prose nod to the comic world--the bombast, the larger-than-life, the save-the-worlds and the calls-to-adventure. But it's also a spotlight on the more intimate side of the genre. The hopes and dreams of our cape-clad heroes. The regrets and longings of our cowled villains. That poignant, solitary view of the world that can only be experienced from behind the mask. The authors in this collection, both established and new, are all dexterous and wonderfully imaginative, each deserving of their own form-fitting uniforms and capes. Some of the stories pulse with social commentary, like Cat Rambo's whimsical and deft -Ms. Liberty Gets a Haircut- and Keith Rosson's haunting -Torch Songs.- Others twist the genre into strange and new territories, like Stuart Suffel's atmospheric -Birthright, - Kate Marhsall's moving -Destroy the City with Me Tonight, - and Adam Shannon's reality-bending -Over an Embattled City.- Some punch with heart and humor, like Matt Mikalatos's satisfying -The Beard of Truth- and Chris Large's adventurous -Salt City Blue, - while others punch with bite and grit, such as Michael Milne's evocative -Inheritance, - Aimee Ogden's poignant -As I Fall Asleep, - and Jennifer Pullen's heartfelt -Meeting Someone in the 22nd Century.- Some of the stories feature characters who might not be superheroes in the traditional sense, yet are heroic nonetheless, such as Sarah Pinsker's imaginative -The Smoke Means It's Working- and Stephanie Lai's majestic -The Fall of the Jade Sword.- Some shine a unique, captivating spotlight on supervillains, like Keith Frady's dramatic -Fool- and Carrie Vaughn's romantic -Origin Story.- Some are somber, ponderous works, where our heroes consider their impact on the world, like Lavie Tidhar's regret-tinged -Heroes- and Nathan Crowder's resonant -Madjack.- Others tread more light-hearted waters, with heroes adjusting to the sometimes-comical, sometimes-stressful life in the public eye, like Seanan McGuire's entertaining -Pedestal- and Patrick Flanagan's lively -Quintessential Justice.- And then there are the softer, quieter moments between heroes, as they navigate their extraordinary lives in their own unique ways, such as Ziggy Schutz's tender -Eggshells- and, of course, Kelly Link's captivating -Origin Story.-
The book fearlessly examines topics both vivid-such as The Cat in the Hat's roots in blackface minstrelsy-and more opaque, like how the children's book industry can perpetuate structural racism via whitewashed covers even while making ...
Author: Philip Nel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Racism is resilient, duplicitous, and endlessly adaptable, so it is no surprise that America is again in a period of civil rights activism. A significant reason racism endures is because it is structural: it's embedded in culture and in institutions. One of the places that racism hides-and thus perhaps the best place to oppose it-is books for young people. Was the Cat in the Hat Black? presents five serious critiques of the history and current state of children's literature tempestuous relationship with both implicit and explicit forms of racism. The book fearlessly examines topics both vivid-such as The Cat in the Hat's roots in blackface minstrelsy-and more opaque, like how the children's book industry can perpetuate structural racism via whitewashed covers even while making efforts to increase diversity. Rooted in research yet written with a lively, crackling touch, Nel delves into years of literary criticism and recent sociological data in order to show a better way forward. Though much of what is proposed here could be endlessly argued, the knowledge that what we learn in childhood imparts both subtle and explicit lessons about whose lives matter is not debatable. The text concludes with a short and stark proposal of actions everyone-reader, author, publisher, scholar, citizen- can take to fight the biases and prejudices that infect children's literature. While Was the Cat in the Hat Black? does not assume it has all the answers to such a deeply systemic problem, its audacity should stimulate discussion and activism.
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Can they put aside jealous rivalry and tomcat turf wars to work together as a team and save catkind from extinction? It's a Catastrophe is a hilarious hairball of a read for ages 8 to 108!
Author: Sibel Hodge
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For Disney story lovers everywhere!Think Cats & Dogs meets Toy Story...Warning! Contains fur-raising adventure, wacky characters, laugh out loud comedy, and heart-warming drama.The cats at Briarswood Cottage are lucky. After being rescued from the local Cats' Home by Ma Katz, they live out their days in luxury under the watchful eye of Buster, the mogfather. But all that's about to change...When the local mayor announces that the cat population is spreading a deadly disease, their lives are in mortal danger. There's no time to paws! Somehow, Ma's moggies have to organize all the neighbourhood cats to unite as one, getting their claws stuck in to prove their innocence and save each other from certain death.Can they put aside jealous rivalry and tomcat turf wars to work together as a team and save catkind from extinction?It's a Catastrophe is a hilarious hairball of a read for ages 8 to 108!
Einstein, Edison, DaVinci, Oppenheimer, Curie.
Author: Kate Messner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Einstein, Edison, DaVinci, Oppenheimer, Curie. The greatest minds in science are about to be illegally recreated-and Cat Grayson must stop it. After suffering a concussion, Cat is attending I-CAN, a groundbreaking facility that promises to cure her of constant headaches and lost memory. But I-CAN is state-of-the-art in its technology and its secrets, with a plan to implant DNA from great scientists into modern kids and use them to create a super-weapon. When Cat and her fellow patients discover the truth, they're in serious danger and must make a daring escape through the Everglades to expose the secrets of I-CAN and save its subjects from losing themselves forever. This fascinating adventure is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.
From award-winning author McCall Hoyle comes a new young adult novel, Meet the Sky, a story of love, letting go, and the unstoppable power of nature.
Author: McCall Hoyle
Category: Young Adult Fiction
From award-winning author McCall Hoyle comes a new young adult novel, Meet the Sky, a story of love, letting go, and the unstoppable power of nature. It all started with the accident. The one that caused Sophie’s dad to walk out of her life. The one that left Sophie’s older sister, Meredith, barely able to walk at all. With nothing but pain in her past, all Sophie wants is to plan for the future—keep the family business running, get accepted to veterinary school, and protect her mom and sister from another disaster. But when a hurricane forms off the coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and heads right toward their island, Sophie realizes nature is one thing she can’t control. After she gets separated from her family during the evacuation, Sophie finds herself trapped on the island with the last person she’d have chosen—the reckless and wild Finn Sanders, who broke her heart freshman year. As they struggle to find safety, Sophie learns that Finn has suffered his own heartbreak; but instead of playing it safe, Finn’s become the kind of guy who goes surfing in the eye of the hurricane. He may be the perfect person to remind Sophie how to embrace life again, but only if their newfound friendship can survive the storm. Praise for McCall Hoyle’s debut novel, The Thing with Feathers: “Beautiful, touching, and bursting with hope.” Pintip Dunn, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author “Heartfelt and affecting. Hoyle tells a familiar story, but does so in a voice that is rarely heard, and that makes all the difference.” Leah Thomas, William C. Morris Award finalist and author of Because You’ll Never Meet Me and Nowhere Near You “The inspiring story of one girl’s struggle not to be defined by her illness, The Thing with Feathers soars as it explores what it means to live—and love—without fear.” Kathryn Holmes, author of How It Feels to Fly “A refreshing, quality debut—meaningfully woven and beautifully engaging, from the first page to the last.” YA Books Central (5 stars)
This scene of childish brutality ends with Agnes finding herself forced to save the
birds from their tormentor by killing them herself , which evokes a ... While the
former physically injures both Nancy Brown ' s cat and Agnes ' s dog Snap , Mr
Weston lets the cat sit in his lap and later saves Snap ... Kirkham Mathews writes ,
“ though not more than six years old , his obstinacy of temper appeared
Author: Cecilia Wadsö Lecaros
Category: Literary Criticism
An investigation of the Victorian governess novel as a specific genre. Based on a comprehensive set of nineteenth-century novels, governess manuals, articles and biographical material, it shows how the Victorian Governess novel made up a vital part of the governess debate, as well as of the more general debate on female education.