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Series: Books of Beginning


THE FIRE CHRONICLE by John Stephens
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Irreverent humor and swashbuckling adventure collide in a fetching fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14) "
Time travel, an Arctic ice shelf and frivolous elves converge in this second installment of The Books of Beginning.  Read full book review >
THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens
Released: April 5, 2011

Since being inexplicably plucked from their parents' home, three children—Kate, Michael and Emma, who all ferociously resist the label "orphan"—have trickled through a long line of decent to atrocious orphanages. Read full book review >