The Resource Pathfinder, Angie Sage ; illustrations by Mark Zug

Pathfinder, Angie Sage ; illustrations by Mark Zug

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Pathfinder
Title
Pathfinder
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Angie Sage ; illustrations by Mark Zug
Title variation
Path finder
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Language
eng
Summary
"13-year-old Alice TodHunter Moon goes in search of her friend Ferdie, who has been kidnapped by the malevolent Lady, encountering Septimus Heap, ExtraOrdinary Wizard, and awakening her own Magykal potential"--
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  • Grades 4-7 The Septimus Heap universe expands to include this new trilogy based on a minor character introduced in Fyre (2013). Twelve-year-old Alice “Tod” TodHunter Moon uses her newly discovered talents as a PathFinder to help Septimus Heap and his allies free kidnapped villagers and attempt to thwart the evil Oraton-Marr’s plans to steal the invaluable Egg of the Great Orm. There’s no need to read the Heap series first, though fans will welcome this new adventure, which is situated in familiar environs and populated by beloved characters—including a few destined to be new favorites. The writing, as always, is seamless, warm, and inventive, and angsty moments are balanced by reassurances, making it appropriate for a younger-than-usual Heap audience. In fact, this would work as a read-aloud for as young as kindergarten or first grade. Sage’s skill at foreshadowing intriguing things to come should provoke both listeners and readers to seek out whatever comes next. Final art not seen. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Heap always gets heaps of publicity, and the plan for this series starter includes videos, interactive websites, e-mail alerts, and much more. -- Welch, Cindy (Reviewed 09-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 1, p117)
  • Gr 5 Up — This companion to the series set seven years later, tells the story of Pathfinder Alice TodHunter Moon (Tod). It opens with her first MidSummer Circle, when the 12-year-old and the other Pathfinders of age revel in their legacy—a story told by Dan, Tod's father and leader of the Pathfinders. Tragedy soon follows when he disappears while fishing, and she is forced to live with her wicked Aunt Mitza, who soon plans to get rid of Tod. Luckily, her friend Oskar alerts her and helps her escape, which is when the real adventure begins. A dizzying number of characters brings this tale across its 12 parts. Kidnappings, Darke Magyk, secret passages, sailing ships, message rats, and creatures of all sorts pack the pages, taking readers along. Not surprisingly, all of the characters meet up by means of hubs that slip time and space and reveal Tod's purpose. Fans of the first series will certainly delight as characters familiar and new go on new adventures and reveal new mythologies.—Stacy Dillon, LREI, New York City --Stacy Dillon (Reviewed August 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 8, p90)
  • With the help of ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap, 12-year-old Alice TodHunter "Tod" Moon must learn to navigate the Ancient Ways of the PathFinder in order to find her missing father and save her people. Armed with the PathFinder, a Magykal compass, Tod must rescue her friend, Ferdie, from the evil Lady, find her missing father, and do what she can to defeat Darke Sorcerer Oraton-Marr. However, she quickly realizes that saving the world is not a one-person job; she will need the help of friends, family and some very Magykal people if she is to succeed in her quest. Thankfully, what she lacks in experience she makes up for in bravery and loyalty. Filled with Magykal spells, mysterious artifacts and strange creatures, Tod's adventure is set seven years after the original Septimus Heap series and is both a reunion with familiar characters and an introduction to new ones. Humorous banter, genuine friendships, and distinctive, well-realized settings elevate this story above others of its genre. Readers unfamiliar with the original series may find themselves lost at times, but the strength of Sage's storytelling will carry them through. Zug's black-and-white drawings accompany the text. An exciting reunion with a favorite series. (Fantasy. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2014)
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10358610
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Sage, Angie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 8-12
  • 850L
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MG
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 12
Reading level
5.5
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Zug, Mark
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True
Series statement
  • Septimus Heap
  • TodHunter Moon
Series volume
bk.1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wizards
  • Magic
  • Kidnapping
Target audience
juvenile
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Pathfinder, Angie Sage ; illustrations by Mark Zug
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  • sheet
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  • nb
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
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Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
460 pages
Isbn
9780062272454
Lccn
2013051281
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
Label
Pathfinder, Angie Sage ; illustrations by Mark Zug
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
460 pages
Isbn
9780062272454
Lccn
2013051281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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