Item description for The Owlstone Crown by X. J. Kennedy...
Overview Orphans Timothy and Verity are cruelly treated by their foster parents before escaping to another world where they are caught up in a struggle against a despicable tyrant and his wicked ally.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2005
Publisher Hand Print
ISBN 1932425357 ISBN13 9781932425352
Availability 0 units.
More About X. J. Kennedy
X. J. Kennedy is an acclaimed poet, children s author, college teacher, and textbook author. He has taught freshman composition at the University of Michigan; the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and Tufts University. Since 1966, more than 2 million students have treasured his introductory literature texts and The Bedford Reader, coedited with Dorothy M. Kennedy and Jane E. Aaron, now in its ninth edition.Dorothy M. Kennedy is a writer and editor whose articles and reviews have ppeared in both professional and academic journals. She has taught composition at the University of Michigan and Ohio University and, with X. J. Kennedy, is the recipient of the NCTE Teacher's Choice Award for Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry.Jane E. Aaron is a professional writer and editor as well as an experienced teacher. She is the author of the best selling Little, Brown Handbook and coeditor of the best-selling Bedford Reader, Eighth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003). She has served as consultant, editor, or writer on more than a dozen other textbooks for the first-year composition course.Ellen Kuhl Repetto (M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston) is a freelance editor and writer who has contributed to more than twenty composition readers, handbooks, and rhetorics. She is the author of The Bedford/St. Martin's Textbook Reader (2003), Readings for Discoveries: A Collection of Short Essays (2006), and Hope over Hardship: A History of the Boston Home, 1881 - 2006 (2007)."
X. J. Kennedy currently resides in Lexington, in the state of Massachusetts. X. J. Kennedy was born in 1942.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Owlstone Crown?
Unique and fast paced adventure. May 18, 2008
I'm a children's librarian, and I can't figure out why this book didn't catch on and become an instant success-- well known by kids, teachers and librarians. The story is fantastic and memorable. A great fantasy for 3rd to 5th grades but slightly shorter and easier to read than others written for this age group. The adventure isn't overly complex with extensive vocabulary, which can limit audience. This lack of vocabulary and layers doesn't water down the story, it makes it faster paced. The Owlstone Crown will get kids' attention from the first page (I've witnessed this often) and they will remember details and plot because there's nothing else out there like it. It's unique! (And how many times can we say that about a time travel fantasy?)
Great characters, nice brother-sister adventure, good storytelling Apr 24, 2008
This was one of my fav books as a child. It's still sitting on my bookshelf, 20+ yrs later. I think of this book every time I eat parsnips, which is quite often! I'm glad it's back in print because it's a very memorable book with its great storytelling devices, wonderful character descriptions, and excellent pacing. Good for fans of books like Lion Witch Wardrobe, Alice in Wonderland, Wiz of Oz.
Terrific fun for all ages!! Aug 18, 2007
I bought this book when I was in fifth grade and used to re-read it every summer until I loaned it out and never got it back. For anyone who likes magic and adventure stories, this is a great book! There are terrific lessons in this book for young and old and it's a wonderful story. A must read as far as I'm concerned.
Fast-paced adventure Dec 30, 1998
Why is this fast-paced fantasy fun out of print? Kids about 4th grade will want to look for it in libraries. When unhappy orphans Tim and Verity Tibb fall into a parallel world called 'Other Earth,' they quickly rally an assortment of odd friends to defeat a criminal dictator and restore peace to the realm. Suspense and excitement combine with genuine humor in this gripping yarn. There is also a sequel, called "The Eagle As Wide As the World."