READER é DOC Stoneheart Stoneheart trilogy #1

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READER é DOC Stoneheart Stoneheart trilogy #1 Â [Download] ➹ Stoneheart Stoneheart trilogy #1 By Charlie Fletcher – Dcmdirect.co.uk A city has many lives and layers London has than most Not all the layers are underground and not all the lives belong to the living Twelve year old George Chapman is about to find this out theE except Edie who is also trapped in this strange world And this is just the beginning as the statues of London awake This is a story of statues coming to life; of a struggle between those with souls and those without; of how one boy who has been emotionally abandoned manages to find ho I have always loved sculptures I can remember visiting the museum with my parents as a little girl and being truly frightened by some of the monstrous images carved in stone with their malicious smiles that exposed far too many teeth for my small child imagination I think deep down I was always afraid they were going to suddenly come alive In Stoneheart that is exactly what happens to George Chapman a 12 year old English boy who expresses his frustration in the wrong way at the wrong timeGeorge is in the middle of a school field trip to the Natural History Museum in London when in a fit of anger he breaks a piece off the facade of the museum and suddenly finds himself pursued by a stone pterodactyl intent on his destruction The worst part? No one else can see a thing except for Edie a mysterious girl who has been cursed with seeing such things for reasons she doesn't understand George is saved by the statue of a WW1 gunner and learns that he has found himself in the middle of a war Within London is unLondon where the statues made in human form spits have long fought against the taints sculptures of gargoyles dragons and other non human creatures George and Edie struggle to understand the rules of this strange unLondon not knowing who or what they can trustI really liked this book for both the concept and execution Fletcher has done a great job of describing London I was very interested to read in the author's note that all of the statues he has included in the book are actually in existence I must admit it made me want to visit some of them for myself I would highly recommend this book to readers who are looking for an intense adventure Because of the intense peril and scary situations experienced by George and Edie which the author describes in very vivid and descriptive language I wouldn't recommend this book for younger readers I am looking forward to the next book in the series

Charlie Fletcher ☆ Stoneheart Stoneheart trilogy #1 EBOOK

A city has many lives and layers London has than most Not all the layers are underground and not all the lives belong to the living Twelve year old George Chapman is about to find this out the hard way When in a tiny act of rebellion George breaks the head from a stone dragon outside th Stoneheart is one of those unusual fantasies and as a work of fiction goes to show that children's literature does not need to be insipid or uninspiring There is a kind of supremacy that I sense in literature that suggests that the only truly great literature is that which targets an 'adult' audience In other words that literature which is dark gritty grim and full of blood and gore issues that children are far too innocent to deal with The problem I note here is that many people seem to believe that a great novel is made by creating a work which somehow contains additional mental and emotional nuance through grittiness and adult realism That books such as Gone Girl or Game of Thrones are somehow better than books that can be read by children like Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan And I respectfully disagree with this assessment Novels are made great not simply by the ingredients they contain but by how those ingredients are delivered and most 'adult only' books do not deliver those ingredients in an all inclusive mannerThis to me is an issue in that it means they cannot have the same kind of universal appeal of other works I believe the best novels are those with universal appeal and I believe universal appeal is best found when instead of targeting one demographic with a set of ingredients authors write to include everyone Which means not writing a blood gore and lust type of novel outright but in being subtle and delivering the ingredients in a inclusive manner That said I do not believe this novel is uite as high as others when it comes to universal appeal yet it is a book aimed at 12 to 16 year olds that can easily also be read by adults The plot of Stoneheart is about George Chapman slipping into another world when he breaks a statue in London This other version of London is a version where statues come to life to do battle with dark and dangerous powers and where those dark and dangerous powers stalk across the city With the aid of a girl with special powers to see the past George must find a way to fix his mistake Of course he also has the aid of good statues humanoid statues who fight their war against evil statues gargoyles and coEither way my point stands as this I recommend people to give reading children's literature a bigger shot Although not necessarily this novel I do recommend finding some of the classic children's literature works Read them analyse them discover what makes them great Because there really is no need for there to be any such divide between YA children's and ' serious' adult fiction Each division of literature if you will has some great fiction and some terrible fiction within it Simply look for the works of fiction which are the best regardless of type and you will do fine

READER Å Stoneheart Stoneheart trilogy #1 ☆ Charlie Fletcher

Stoneheart Stoneheart trilogy #1E Natural History Museum he awakes an ancient power This power has been dormant for centuries but the results are instant and terrifying A stone Pterodactyl unpeels from the wall and starts chasing George He runs for his life but it seems that no one can see what he's running from No on This was a real 'page turner' You can't wait to read what will happen next Howeverit is a challenging book For one thing it is very British If you were going to use this with a group it might help to prepare the students with some visuals of London Talk with them about even though English is spoken in London there are some main differences in what we mean when we say 'biscuit' and what someone in London means by a biscuit For instance the main character talks about not wanting to grass on another student and context leads you to think this would mean rat on another student It is a book that is full of idioms and sayings For example you saved my bacon and between a rock and a hard place The book also contains very challenging vocabulary Here are a few words I had to look up rictussed parabola perspicacity tenebrousTeaching IdeasAs you can see I was entertained and my vocabulary was definitely enriched Advanced readers 7th or 8th grade and above would benefit from this book All students would love the story As I noted you could also work on vocabulary idioms and sayings Also the author in the first 2 3 pages builds a great deal of sympathy for the main character It would be a good example of that