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The Cabinet of Earths

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Thirteen-year-old Maya, in Paris with her family for a year, lands in the middle of the mysterious La Societâe's quest for immorta... Lire la suite
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Thirteen-year-old Maya, in Paris with her family for a year, lands in the middle of the mysterious La Societâe's quest for immortality when the magical Cabinet of Earths chooses her as its next Keeper, promising to restore her mother's health. Includes historical notes.

#8220;Maya is a fully realized character...and readers will be rooting for her to find her strengths and save the day. This unique fantasy will catch its audience’s attention and leave them thinking about time, families, and immortality.”

Auteur

Anne Nesbet teaches classes on silent films and Russian novels at UC Berkeley. The author of The Cabinet of Earths and A Box of Gargoyles, she lives near San Francisco with her husband, three daughters, and one irrepressible dog.



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On their first day in Paris, Maya and her little brother, James, find themselves caught up in some very old magic. Houses with bronze salamanders for door handles, statues that look too much like Maya’s own worried face, a man wearing sunglasses to hide his radiant purple eyes . . . nothing is what it seems. And what does all that magic want from Maya?

With the help of a friendly boy named Valko, Maya discovers surprises hidden in her family tree—grandmothers who walked in magic, a cousin so unremarkable she’s actually hard to see, and a terrible family habit of betraying one’s brother. And now the shimmering glass Cabinet of Earths, at the heart of all these secrets, has chosen Maya to be its new Keeper.

As she untangles the ties between the Salamander House, the purple-eyed man, and the Cabinet of Earths, Maya realizes that her own brother may be in terrible danger. To save him, Maya must take on the magical underworld of Paris . . . before it is too late.



Résumé

The Cabinet of Earths, Anne Nesbet’s debut novel for tweens, blends fantasy, science, and horror into an irresistible story in the vein of the classic His Dark Materials series.
 
Twelve-year-old Maya is miserable when she has to move from California to Paris. Not speaking French at a school full of snobby French girls is bad enough, but Maya believes there is something sinister going on in her new city. A purple-eyed man follows Maya and her younger brother, James. Statues seem to have Maya’s face. And an eerie cabinet filled with mysterious colored bottles calls to her.
 
When James becomes the target of dark forces, Maya decides she must answer the call of the Cabinet of Earths, despite the danger.
 

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Cabinet of Earths
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Code EAN: 9780061963131
ISBN: 978-0-06-196313-1
Format: Livre Relié
Age recommandé: 8 à 12 ans
Editeur: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Enfants et adolescents
nombre de pages: 272
Poids: 352g
Taille: H218mm x B149mm x T30mm
Année: 2012

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