The Resource The secret kingdom, [by] Jenny Nimmo

The secret kingdom, [by] Jenny Nimmo

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The secret kingdom
Title
The secret kingdom
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[by] Jenny Nimmo
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Language
eng
Summary
Timoken and his sister, Zobayda, under the protection of a forest jinni but pursued by evil viridees, straddle the world of men and the world of enchantments, seeking a home while remaining young by drinking a potion called Alixir
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Review
  • Gr 4 – 6 — Charlie Bone returns to introduce the story of his magical ancestor, Timoken the Red King. Born under the cloud of his mother's overwhelming sense of foreboding, Timoken finds protection and magic in three gifts given to his mother by a mysterious forest jinni: the web of the last moon spider, a magic ring, and the Alixir of youth. The powerful web does protect him, but it also invites danger, setting in motion events that will define his life. Readers will be instantly drawn into the author's captivating and thrilling tale of magic and adventure. Timoken's story takes flight after his kingdom is destroyed by viridees, wicked sorcerers who want the moon spider's web. He's forced to travel the world in search of a "New Kingdom," but what readers will soon understand is that he is really searching for a home and all that it symbolizes. The protagonist is a kind and thoughtful hero who engenders respect and loyalty in those he meets. This is evidenced in his relationship with his camel, Gabar, and the ragtag group of children they rescue from slave traders. They, along with Timoken's sister, Zobayda, explore the meaning of friendship and family. And it is this recurring theme that drives the story. Charlie Bone fans can rest easy knowing that Nimmo does not disappoint as she spins her magical web in this well-paced and expertly crafted tale.—Mary Beth Rassulo, Ridgefield Library, CT --Mary Beth Rassulo (Reviewed September 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 9, p164)
  • Nimmo expands her popular Charlie Bone universe with this first book in the Chronicles of the Red King series about Charlie's ancestor, the Red King of Africa. His name is Timoken, and he is blessed and cursed at birth with jinni gifts—flight, the ability to speak with animals—that give him "one foot in the world of men and the other in the realm of enchantments." Timoken and his sister, Zobayda, are thrown into a cruel world to find a new home after their birthplace is sacked by the evil viridees, and Timoken's gifts both save the children's lives and draw the viridees eternally after them. The narrative voice is direct and matter-of-fact, conveying the fantastic as well as the mundane facts of Timoken's incredible life accessibly; new readers will have no difficulty making this an introduction to Nimmo's work (in a prologue, Charlie provides backstory for those unfamiliar with Nimmo's earlier books). Timoken is a highly appealing young hero, and his panoply of human and magical friends provide just the right amount of help without stealing the show. Ages 8–12. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 11, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 15, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10005103
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nimmo, Jenny
Index
no index present
Intended audience
710L
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Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
4.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Chronicles of the red king
Series volume
.1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Voyages and travels
  • Camels
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The secret kingdom, [by] Jenny Nimmo
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Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780439846738
Lccn
2010035710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The secret kingdom, [by] Jenny Nimmo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780439846738
Lccn
2010035710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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