The Resource Troubletwisters., written by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

Troubletwisters., written by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

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Troubletwisters.
Title
Troubletwisters.
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written by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
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Trouble twisters
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eng
Summary
When their house mysteriously explodes and they are sent to live with an unknown relative named Grandma X, twelve-year-old twins Jaide and Jack Shield learn that they are troubletwisters, young Wardens just coming into their powers, who must protect humanity from The Evil trying to break into earth's dimension
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  • Grades 4-7 Twelve-year-old twins Jaide and Jack are nothing short of astonished when their mysterious father’s reappearance blows up their house, and their mother quickly spirits them away to stay with Grandma X, whom they have never even met, while their house is rebuilt. Strange things begin to happen with both twins—Jack can see in the dark and nearly disappear, while Jaide feels that she is almost able to fly—and they can’t help but wonder if Grandma X is responsible. But when foreboding voices try to convince the twins to join their ranks, they realize that Grandma X may be their only hope in resisting the Evil. Full of adventure and the unexpected, the first book in Nix and William’s new series is delightfully twisted. The pacing is perfect, the setting is eerily dark, the faceless Evil rings true, and the resolution is satisfying. Especially suitable for reluctant readers, this title would be a great choice for Percy Jackson fans, who will clamor for the next installment. -- Moore, Melissa (Reviewed 09-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 2, p68)
  • In this enjoyable romp, first in a planned series, 12-year-old twins Jaide and Jack Shield, who have just had their house blown up under mysterious and possibly magical circumstances, are unceremoniously shipped off to spend time with their eccentric Grandma X. There, they soon discover that they are "trouble-twisters," apprentice magicians just coming into their powers and, thus, wildly dangerous. Grandma X's job is to train them and to keep them safe both from themselves and from "The Evil," a monstrous force from another universe that is trying to conquer our world by telepathically taking over individual creatures, melding them into what looks like "a giant worm... made up of rats and cockroaches and red ants and other nameless insects, all with white eyes and all stuck together, crawling and writhing like a single creature." When "The Evil" proves stronger than expected, the twins are left to defeat the monster unaided. Although not a particularly original offering in the "magical children destined to take on powerful foes" genre, it should still prove satisfying to a wide range of middle school readers. Ages 8–12. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 7, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 10, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
392085
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nix, Garth
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[Fic]
Index
no index present
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850L
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Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
5.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Sean
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True
Series statement
Troubletwisters
Series volume
Book 1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Good and evil
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Twins
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the beginning
Label
Troubletwisters., written by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
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Note
Series statement from author's web site at http://www.garthnix.com/
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780545258975
Lccn
2011015765
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Troubletwisters., written by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series statement from author's web site at http://www.garthnix.com/
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
293 pages
Isbn
9780545258975
Lccn
2011015765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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