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Ender's shadow, Orson Scott Card

Label
Ender's shadow
Title
Ender's shadow
Statement of responsibility
Orson Scott Card
Title variation
Enders shadow
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You can't step into the same river twice, but Card has gracefully dipped twice into the same inkwellAonce for Ender's Game and again for this stand-alone "parallel novel." The course readers will follow this time is of the superhuman child Bean. Raised on streets ruled by starving children's gangs, he was too weak, at age four, to hold peanuts in his hand, but ingenious enough to trick the other children into civilizing themselvesAand to keep himself alive. When his genius and uncanny understanding of individuals' motivations are discovered, he is sent to Battle School, where children learn to command fleets for the war with the alien BuggersAthe smallest kid ever to do so. Bean is not as perfect as Ender WigginAhero of the Ender Quartet, begun with Ender's Game and concluded with Children of the MindAbut he becomes Ender's ally. Though Bean is cold at first, the kind of child who weighs the costs of hugging the nun who saved him from the streets, he wants to understand the respect and love that Ender wields. Thus, Bean's story is twofold: he learns to be a soldier, and to be human. Devotees of the Ender saga will delight in the revelations about the formation of Ender's Dragon army and about the last of Ender's games. Though newcomers to the series may miss many of the novel's points, the wonders of Battle School and flashsuits and children's armies should keep them turning pages. As always, everyone will be struck by the power of Card's children, always more and less than human, perfect yet struggling, tragic yet hopeful, wondrous and strange
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Summary
Follows the life of Ender Wiggin's comrade Bean, from his escape from the mean streets of Rotterdam, to his student days at the Battle School, and to his role as Ender's right hand ally, strategist, and friend in the epic struggle to save Earth from alien invaders
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Alex Award, 1999.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1999.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1999.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
018836
Cataloging source
JQR
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
780
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Shadow series (Orson Scott Card)
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Ender's shadow, Orson Scott Card
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Parallel novel to: Ender's game"--Cover
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20097548
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780765374714
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
99035824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858540879
Label
Ender's shadow, Orson Scott Card
Publication
Note
  • "Parallel novel to: Ender's game"--Cover
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20097548
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780765374714
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
99035824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858540879

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