The Odd Sisters

A Villains Novel

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN: 9781368013185

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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Throughout the Villains series, the Odd Sisters have meddled in the lives of the Wicked Queen, The Beast, Ursula, Maleficent, and Mother Gothel, changing the course of fate for the greatest villains ever known. Now, it's time for their reckoning. This latest novel by the author of the wildly popular Villains series goes deeper into the lives of the twisted, diabolical Odd Sisters, finally revealing the dark truth about who they are and where they're from. The Odd Sisters will appeal to fans who can't get enough of the mischievous sisters, as well as draw new readers to Serena Valentino's darkly fascinating take on the Disney Villains.
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The Beast Within

A Tale of Beauty's Prince

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN: 9781423159124

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6768

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A cursed prince sits alone in a secluded castle. Few have seen him, but those who claim they have say his hair is wild and nails are sharp--like a beast's! But how did this prince, once jovial and beloved by the people, come to be a reclusive and bitter monster? And is it possible that he can ever find true love and break the curse that has been placed upon him?
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The Isle of the Lost

A Descendants Novel

Author: Melissa De la Cruz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781474812788

Category: Blessing and cursing

Page: 311

View: 9875

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Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that's been left to rot and forgotten by the world. But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon's eye: the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find it ... who will it be? Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark: As the self-proclaimed ruler of the isle, Maleficent has no tolerance for anything less than pure evil. She has little time for her subjects, who have still not mastered life without magic. Her only concern is getting off the Isle of the Lost. Mal: At sixteen, Maleficent's daughter is the most talented student at Dragon Hall, best known for her evil schemes. And when she hears about the dragon's eye, Mal thinks this could be her chance to prove herself as the cruelest of them all. Evie: Having been castle-schooled for years, Evil Queen's daughter, Evie, doesn't know the ins and outs of Dragon Hall. But she's a quick study, especially after she falls for one too many of Mal's little tricks. Jay: As the son of Jafar, Jay is a boy of many talents: stealing and lying to name a few. Jay and Mal have been frenemies forever and he's not about to miss out on the hunt for the dragon's eye. Carlos: Cruella de Vil's son may not be bravest, but he's certainly clever. Carlos's inventions may be the missing piece in locating the dragon's eye and ending the banishment for good. Mal soon learns from her mother that the dragon's eye is cursed and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She'll just need a little help from her "friends." In their quest for the dragon's eye, these kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain't so bad.
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Mother Knows Best

A Tale of the Old Witch

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN: 9781368009027

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4276

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The tale of the legendary golden flower is widely known. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch. And yet this is only half the story. So what of the old witch, Mother Gothel? Where does she come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower? Here is one account that recounts a version of the story that has remained untold for centuries . . . until now. It is a tale of mothers and daughters, of youth and dark magic. It is a tale of the old witch.
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Fairest of All

A Tale of the Wicked Queen

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN: 9781368011464

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2486

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For anyone who's seen Walt Disney's Snow White, you'll know that the Wicked Queen is one evil woman! After all, it's not everyone who wants to cut out their teenage step-daughter's heart and have it delivered back in a locked keepsake box. (And even if this sort of thing is a common urge, we don't know many people who have acted upon it.) Now, for the first time, we'll examine the life of the Wicked Queen and find out just what it is that makes her so nasty. Here's a hint: the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror is not just some random spooky visage-and he just might have something to do with the Queen's wicked ways!
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Dictionary of Allusions, Manser-Pickering, 2009

Dictionary of Allusions

Author: The Fact on File Publishers

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 545

View: 5323

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An allusion is a reference that evokes a certain set of aspects or features of a person or thing. For example, a kind and selfl ess person may be referred to as a Good Samaritan; a musical genius may be hailed as a Mozart; a po liti cal, administrative, or fi nancial scandal may be referred to by name with the suffi x–gate, after Watergate; a large- scale nuclear accident may be referred to as another Chernobyl; a fatal weakness may be referred to as a person’s Achilles’ heel; something that rises anew in the face of defeat may be compared to a phoenix rising from the ashes; and 9/11 has become synonymous with terrorist atrocity. The Facts On File Dictionary of Allusions builds on the earlier volume of the Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions, doubling the content to provide a comprehensive reference to allusions in the En glish language. Entries have been selected not simply because they are well- known events, places, people, phenomena, etc., but also because they have generally acquired some wider linguistic signifi cance, conveying a par tic u lar message beyond a mere reference. This method of selection distinguishes this volume from other references on the same subject, including other dictionaries of allusions as well as more expansive (but less focused) works such as Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Allusions in this volume are drawn from a wide range of sources, including Shakespeare and the Bible; Greek, Roman, Norse, and other types of mythology; literary texts from all ages; historical events; and pop u lar culture, including fi lm and tele vi sion. I n t r o d u c t i o n R Arrangement of entries Allusions are listed in their original form and under the source of the original reference. Entries are listed in strict letter- by- letter alphabetical order: go and do thou likewise gobbledygook Godfather, the God save the king/queen God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world Godwin’s oath
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