You Are The Hero

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd

ISBN: 1909679402

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Fighting Fantasy gamebooks have sold over 17 million books worldwide, in over 30 languages. But when Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone sat down to write The Warlock of Firetop Mountain they had no idea this one book would go on to spawn another eighty or more titles, and have an immeasurable impact on a generation of children growing up in the 1980s. Part history, part celebration, YOU ARE THE HERO chronicles more than three decades of Fighting Fantasy. Written by Jonathan Green (author of seven Fighting Fantasy titles), this mighty tome will appeal to anyone who ever wiled away a washed-out summer holiday with only two dice, a pencil, and an eraser for company. This is a fixed format PDF eBook, with all of the same stunning, full-colour artwork as the hardback and paperback. Best viewed on a colour screen of 7" upwards, as a daily reader to keep your precious hardback safe. “YOU ARE THE HERO is as read-under-the-covers immersive as its subject matter; great characters, amazing stories and a surprise behind every door. 5 stars!" -- SCIFI Now “The most comprehensive history of the Fighting Fantasy phenomenon I've ever seen. With its maps, notes, art and photographs it's not just a celebration but a fascinating resource." -- SFX “How many thousands of heroes did these books create? And how many lost their lives with a bad roll of the dice? A publishing phenomenon, without which computer games wouldn't be what they are today. About time these books were celebrated. Now go to page 45 and face your nemesis." -- Charlie Higson
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Fictions of Adolescent Carnality

Sexy sinners and delinquent deviants

Author: Lydia Kokkola

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027272042

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 8753

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Fictions of Adolescent Carnality considers one of the most controversial topics related to adolescents: their experience of desire. In fiction for adolescents, carnal desire is variously presented as a source of angst, an overwhelming experience over which one has no control, bestial, disgusting and, just occasionally, a source of pleasure. The on-set of desire, within the Anglophone tradition, has been closely associated with the loss of innocence and the end of childhood. Drawing on a corpus of 200 narratives of adolescent desire, Kokkola examines the connections between sociological accounts of teenagers’ sexual behaviour, adult fears for and about their off-spring and fictional representations of adolescents exploring their sexuality. Taking up topics such as adolescent pregnancy and parenthood, queer sexualities, animal-human connections and sexual abuse, Kokkola provides wide-ranging insights into how Anglophone literature responds to adolescents’ carnal desires, and contributes to on-going debates on the construction of adolescence and the ideology of innocence.
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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

Author: Alice Childress

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780698118546

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

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The life of a thirteen-year-old Harlem youth on his way to becoming a confirmed heroin addict is seen from his viewpoint and from that of several people around him.
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Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction

The Dialogic Construction of Subjectivity

Author: Robyn McCallum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135581290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction examines the representation of selfhood in adolescent and children's fiction, using a Bakhtinian approach to subjectivity, language, and narrative. The ideological frames within which identities are formed are inextricably bound up with ideas about subjectivity, ideas which pervade and underpin adolescent fictions. Although the humanist subject has been systematically interrogated by recent philosophy and criticism, the question which lies at the heart of fiction for young people is not whether a coherent self exists but what kind of self it is and what are the conditions of its coming into being. Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction has a double focus: first, the images of selfhood that the fictions offer their readers, especially the interactions between selfhood, social and cultural forces, ideologies, and other selves; and second, the strategies used to structure narrative and to represent subjectivity and intersubjectivity.
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Inside Australian teenage fiction

games, simulations, and role-plays

Author: Elizabeth M. Christopher,Fiona Love

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 83

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Resource book for teachers containing structured games, simulations and role plays, based on 12 popular Australian novels studied in years 7P10. The activities can be adapted for the study of other novels as their broad themes are commonly studied in junior English syllabuses. Designed to be inserted in a ring-binder. Includes a bibliography.
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Wonder Woman at Super Hero High

Author: Lisa Yee

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 110194059X

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 240

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Wonder Woman's desire to become a superhero takes her to Super Hero High, where she juggles new friendships, intensive training, and a roommate obsessed with social media.
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Roald Dahl

Author: Ann Alston,Catherine Butler

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137285044

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure. This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.
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Australian Books in Print 1999

Author: Anonimo,K G Saur Books

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9781864520255

Category: Reference

Page: 2200

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"Excellent coverage...essential to worldwide bibliographic coverage."--American Reference Books Annual. This comprehensive reference provides current finding & ordering information on more than 123,000 in-print books published in Australia. You'll also find brief profiles of more than 12,000 publishers & distributors whose titles are represented, as well as information on trade associations, local agents of overseas publishers, literary awards, & more. From Thorpe.
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