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eBook The Fires Beneath the Sea (The Dissenters Series) ePub

by Lydia Millet

  • ISBN: 193152047X
  • Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Lydia Millet
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Big Mouth House; Reprint edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1554 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1263 kb
  • Other: rtf doc lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 349

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The first in a series of books about the Sykes children, The Fires Beneath the Sea is a rip-cracking middle-grade novel .

The first in a series of books about the Sykes children, The Fires Beneath the Sea is a rip-cracking middle-grade novel that will make perfect beach reading-for readers of any age! The Fires Beneath the Sea is the first novel in the Dissenters series. The second novel, The Shimmers in the Night will be published in 2012. Lydia Millet is the author of six previous novels, including My Happy Life, which won the 2003 PEN-USA Award for Fiction, and Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, which was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Her short story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a 2010 Pulitzer.

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The first in a series of books about the Sykes children, The Fires Beneath the Sea is a rip-cracking middle-grade novel .

The first in a series of books about the Sykes children, The Fires Beneath the Sea is a rip-cracking middle-grade novel that will make perfect beach reading-for readers of any age! Lydia Millet is the author of six previous novels, including My Happy Life, which won the 2003.

The first in a series of books about the Sykes children, The Fires Beneath the Sea is a rip-cracking middle-grade novel that will make perfect beach reading-for readers of any age! Lydia Millet is the author of six previous novels, including My Happy Life, which won the 2003 PEN-USA Award for Fiction, and Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, which was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Her short story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Kids Adventures & Detectives Fantasy.

Patricia McKillip Lydia Millet knows the sea like a selkie

Patricia McKillip Lydia Millet knows the sea like a selkie. The Fires Beneath the Sea smells of salt and tastes of mist, and that beauty speaks as strongly as its story of peril and hope for the future of our fragile world. Kathe Koja, author of Talk".

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Book in the The Dissenters Series). Her father isn't talking about it. Her big brother Max is hiding behind his iPod, and her genius little brother Jackson is busy studying the creatures he collects from the beach.

series The Dissenters Series. First book in a series reminiscent of classic children's adventure books. Think Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time and Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising. Those books have passionate fans of all ages and this book will garner the same.

Millet at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. The September 2012 release of Shimmers in the Night was the second in The Dissenters, an eco-fantasy series for young adults

Millet at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. 1968-12-05) December 5, 1968 (age 51) Boston, Massachusetts, . The September 2012 release of Shimmers in the Night was the second in The Dissenters, an eco-fantasy series for young adults.

Cara's mother is missing and the rest of her family is ignoring the problem or is busy with other things.

Cara's mother is missing and the rest of her family is ignoring the problem or is busy with other things

Kirkus Reviews: Best of 2011

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Selected for the ABC Best Books for Children Catalog

"A lush and intelligent opener for a topical eco-fantasy series."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

In the first of the Dissenters series, Cara’s mother has disappeared. Her father isn’t talking about it. Her big brother Max is hiding behind his iPod, and her genius little brother Jackson is busy studying the creatures he collects from the beach. But when a watery specter begins to haunt the family’s Cape Cod home, Cara and her brothers realize that their scientist mother may not be who they thought she was—and that the world has much stranger, much older inhabitants than they had imagined.

With help from Cara’s best friend Hayley, the three embark on a quest that will lead them from the Cape’s hidden, ancient places to a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea. They’re soon on the front lines of an ancient battle between good and evil, with the terrifying “pouring man” close on their heels.

Packed with memorable characters and thrilling imagery, Lydia Millet weaves a page-turning adventure even as she brings the seaside world of Cape Cod to magical life. The first in a series of books about the Sykes children, The Fires Beneath the Sea is a rip-cracking middle-grade novel that will make perfect beach reading—for readers of any age!

Comments

Goldendragon Goldendragon
There were several things I liked about this book. First, there is a cool villain--the pouring man who is always dripping and attacks through any kind of water. Second, the author's detail about the setting (Cape Cod) created a great picture in my mind, which is useful for someone who has never been there. Third, the use of animals in a location they aren't normally found in, this helps create tension.

Character-wise, I liked the characters okay but I didn't love them by any means. I prefer books with characters I can really care about. The father is the character I found most sympathetic, trying hard to carry on as if things are normal, while missing his wife desperately. I didn't find Cara, Jax, and Max particularly compelling, interesting, but not compelling.

As far as the plot goes, the first half of the book is rather slow, after that it picks up. Once the kids know what they are supposed to do the story moves along a nice clip, much more compelling. The author does a good job of setting the scene, but she takes too long doing it. The most compelling scenes are the ones with the pouring man.

Overall, I liked the book well enough to read the upcoming sequels, but it's not one I'm likely to reread. The book would make a good read for students who like lots of background and scene-setting detail.
Alister Alister
My daughter is eight, and so a little young for the advertised age group. Thus, we decided to read it together, taking turns reading aloud. Most chapter books we read this way take us a few weeks to finish. This took us only FOUR days. My daughter (and I) wanted to read more every chance we got. When I didn't have time to read with her, she begged to read ahead. Once, while cooking dinner I jokingly put it on top of the refrigerator out of her reach so that she wouldn't "cheat."

We loved it. We are anxiously awaiting our copy of The Shimmers in the Night. My daughter asked me every few days "did you order it?" and once I did is now asking "did it come?"
GAZANIK GAZANIK
I got the book as a freebie from the World Fantasy Con. It is a very good early teen fantasy. It kept my interest and I have put the next 2 books in the series on my to buy list!
The story revolves around 3 siblings, ages 10 to 16, 2 biological and one adopted, and their missing mother. The only reason I make that differentiation is that is emphasized in the story. The children are the key to saving the universe. I am not big on stories like that, but it was well written and the children were given roles to play.
This is a book I am going to let the kids read.
Auau Auau
I read several reviews that alluded to this being similar to A Wrinkle in Time. I could see some similarities but not that many. This was a wonderful story of three children on a quest to help their mother. They are given bits and pieces of the puzzle as needed. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. I found after reading about the "Pouring Man" that I had trouble going to sleep. It might have something to do with the fact it was raining outside and it was nighttime. That parallel was enough to scare anyone. I had a little difficulty getting into the book at first. When I hit the place about 25 pages in where we first meet the "Pouring Man" I knew I was hooked. I had to find out who he was and what he wanted. I had a student who had started this book at the end of school and was upset because I wouldn't let him read it over the summer. Now I know why. I will definitely let him read it when school starts. This is definitely a book for anyone who likes fantasy that has that spooky element that makes you feel creeped out.