The Resource Five kingdoms, Book 1, Sky Raiders, by Brandon Mull

Five kingdoms, Book 1, Sky Raiders, by Brandon Mull

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Five kingdoms, Book 1, Sky Raiders
Title
Five kingdoms
Title number
Book 1
Title part
Sky Raiders
Statement of responsibility
by Brandon Mull
Title variation
Sky raiders
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eng
Summary
Whisked through a portal to The Outskirts, an in-between world, sixth-grader Cole must rescue his friends and find his way back home--before his existence is forgotten
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Review
  • Grades 4-7 Sixth-grader Cole Randolph and his friends (including his crush, Jenna) are whisked away from their ho-hum lives in Arizona to the magical world of the Outskirts, a place that “lies between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death.” Upon their arrival in the Outskirts, Cole’s friends are quickly captured by slavers, but he escapes and sets out on an epic quest to rescue them. As a stranger in a strange land, however, Cole can’t manage on his own, and soon he has met a bevy of unlikely friends—many of whom have magical abilities—as well as enemies who are bent on exploiting Cole and his new friends for their own gain. Everyman Cole doesn’t know much about the fantastical, flying-castle-filled Outskirts, but he’s ready for adventure and eager to learn. Mull’s ample world building only adds even more dimension to Cole’s noble quest. Mull has a built-in audience for this new fantasy adventure series, and fans of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series will not be disappointed. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: One million dollars for marketing? New York Times best-selling Mull’s publisher thinks he’s worth it, and fans of his wildly popular series will likely agree. -- Comfort, Stacey (Reviewed 01-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 9, p114)
  • /* Starred Review */ Mull (the Beyonders books) opens the Five Kingdoms series with this fanciful, action-packed adventure in which a sixth-grader is stranded in a strange world where magic is real and dreams have power. After Cole and his friends are lured into a haunted house on Halloween, they are viciously kidnapped by slavers and transported to the mysterious "in-between place" known as the Outskirts. Cole is soon separated from the other kidnapped children and sentenced to work with a band of misfits who salvage treasures from bizarre flying castles. As Cole tries to find a way to escape and rescue his friends, he makes new allies and is drawn into a desperate gamble to defeat a rampaging construct made of rogue magic. Armed with amazing treasures and thrown into battle against terrifying odds, Cole must learn to become a hero. Although Mull packs quite a bit into this initial installment, he skillfully mixes the capricious logic of dreams with high stakes and constant danger. The intriguing premise, strong world-building, and numerous twists make this a real page-turner. Ages 8–12. Agent: Simon Lipskar, Writers House. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed December 23, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 51, p)
  • The creator of the Fablehaven series gets his newest venture off to a literal flying start. A night of trick-or-treating turns genuinely terrifying when sixth-grader Cole and a band of Arizona classmates are transported to the Outskirts, a land between universes. There, he's seized by slavers and sold to a gang of aerial pirates who plunder the often well-defended floating castles that stream over a bottomless chasm. Intent on saving his friends, he escapes with fellow slave Mira—who turns out to be more than she seems. She leads him through danger-filled adventures in a land of giant desserts and similarly strange locales to a face-off with a monster made of stolen magic. Mull gives his protagonist opportunities aplenty to demonstrate courage, quick wit and a talent for teasing. He also lays inventive twists on magical gear and workings and crafts such oddball monsters and settings that even a native-born character complains at one point, "I keep waiting for this to get less weird, and it keeps not happening." From the evidence, readers may consider that a promise from the author. Sequels are certain, and they should be welcomed by all who like plenty of "odd" in their odysseys. (Fantasy. 10-13)(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282534
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mull, Brandon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
610L
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Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
4.4
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True
Series statement
Five kingdoms
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Magic
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Five kingdoms, Book 1, Sky Raiders, by Brandon Mull
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Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9781442497009
Lccn
2013032734
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rdamedia
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Five kingdoms, Book 1, Sky Raiders, by Brandon Mull
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22 cm.
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First Aladdin hardcover edition.
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421 pages
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9781442497009
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2013032734
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unmediated
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