Lucy Wright, sixteen and a paraplegic after a recent car accident that took her mother's life, lives in Queensland on a 10,000 acre farm with her father. When Lucy investigates strange lights over the creek at the bottom of the property, she discovers a mystery that links the lights to the science of cymatics and Scotland’s ancient Rosslyn Chapel.
But beyond the chapel is an even larger mystery. One that links the music the chapel contains to Norway’s mysterious Hessdalen lights, and beyond that to Saturn and to the stars. Lucy’s discoveries catapult her into a parallel universe connected to our own by means of resonance and sound, where a newly emerging world trembles on the edge of disaster. As realities divide, her mission in this new world is revealed and she finds herself part of a love story that will span the galaxy.
Shelley is a well-established, award-winning author with 36 published novels, many in the genre of children's and young adult fiction.
Ursula K Le Guin wrote of her novel Spirit of the Mountain in 2010: 'A fine strong delicate story of a girl in mortal danger who brings herself to ask for help from powers she does not understand. Funny and agonisingly true.'
Shelley’s career took off in 1991 in South Africa when her young adult novel Freefalling won the Maskew Miller Longman Award. In 2003 In the Shadow of Inyangani was a nominee for the Macmillan African Writer’s Prize run by Picador/Macmillan/BBC World.
Shelley was born in South Africa, has lived on five continents and now lives in Queensland, Australia where she teaches high school English by day to support her writing habit by night.
The real Jeff VanderMeer's recent books include the acclaimed novels Finch and Shriek: An Afterward. His short fiction has appeared in several Year's Best anthologies and has been shortlisted for Best American Short Stories. VanderMeer has also edited or co-edited several anthologies, including the prestigious Leviathan fiction anthology series, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, and the acclaimed Steampunk anthology. He has won the World Fantasy Award twice.
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A must-read for every parent who wants to
raise smart, emotionally stable, responsible, stress-proof kids!
Stress is rising alarmingly in our children,
both at school and at home. Across the world, hearts are racing, faces are pale
— and most of the time we’re unaware that many of our children are chronically
Drawing on cutting-edge research from the Institute of HeartMath,
California, as well as Shelley Davidow’s extensive experience in working with
children and teens, Raising Stress-Proof Kids explores the powerful and
potentially long-term effects of stress on our children. Most importantly, it
offers simple but effective steps that parents can take to minimise the impact
of stress at home and at school. These include tools from the author’s
‘Restorative Parenting Toolbox’, empowering parents with the necessary skills
• resolve behaviour issues
• deal with temper tantrums
• resolve sibling rivalries
• handle bullying
• cope with teenagers testing their independence
• navigate the challenges posed by the virtual world,
• provide firm, effective guidance when problems
A perennial favorite of readers worldwide, American Gods tells the story of ex-con Shadow Moon, who emerges from prison and is recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday. So begins a dark and strange road trip full of fantastical adventures and a host of eccentric characters. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.
This annotated volume of the Author’s Preferred Text features analysis from Leslie S. Klinger. His trenchant commentary identifies gods and supernatural beings, elucidates key phrases, and shows how Gaiman built his award-winning novel, giving readers unparalleled insight into the story and into Gaiman’s creative process and authorial decisions. Carefully chosen illustrations complement and illuminate the narrative.