Full-Blooded Fantasy: 8 Spellbinding Tales in Which Anything Is Possible

Full-Blooded Fantasy: 8 Spellbinding Tales in Which Anything Is Possible

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Full-Blooded Fantasy is a one-of-a-kind collection featuring selections from eight of the best fantasy novels published today. Experience the remarkable storytelling of acclaimed fantasy writers such as Nancy Farmer, author of the award-winning The House of the Scorpion; Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, creators of the international phenomenon The Spiderwick Chronicles; and D. J. MacHale, author of the New York Times bestselling series Pendragon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416912972
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 05/10/2005
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 31,600
File size: 19 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Contributors include: Nancy Farmer, JT Petty, Hilari Bell, D.J. MacHale, Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Kai Meyer, Jodi Lynn Anderson, and Will Davis.
Nancy Farmer has written three Newbery Honor books: The Ear, the Eye and the Arm; A Girl Named Disaster; and The House of the Scorpion, which also won the National Book Award and the Printz Honor. Other books include The Lord of Opium, The Sea of Trolls, The Land of the Silver Apples, The Islands of the Blessed, Do You Know Me, The Warm Place, and three picture books for young children. She grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border and now lives with her family in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona.
JT Petty is the author of Clemency Pogue: Fairy Killer and The Squampkin Patch: A Nasselrogt Adventure. He is also a director and screenwriter for movies and video games. His film Soft for Digging was an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival. He received a Game Developers Choice Award for his work on the bestselling video game Splinter Cell. JT lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit his Web site at www.pettyofficial.com.
Hilari Bell is a librarian in Denver, Colorado, where she lives with her family. Her favorite books are fantasy, science fiction, and mystery -- all the ingredients for a great novel! Hilari is also the author of the Farsala Trilogy -- Fall of a Kingdom, Rise of a Hero, and Forging the Sword -- as well as Songs of Power, A Matter of Profit, and The Goblin Wood.
D.J. MacHale is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series and the Morpheus Road series. He has written, directed and produced many television series and movies for young people that have been seen on Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, HBO, Showtime, PBS, Discovery Kids, and the broadcast networks. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.
Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for fifteen years. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.
Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), the Modern Faerie Tales series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Darkest Part of the Forest,  the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), and the Folk of the Air series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of sixteen books, including Oleander Girl, The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Palace of Illusions, One Amazing Thing, and Before We Visit the Goddess. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times, and has won, among other prizes, an American Book Award. Born in India, she currently lives in Texas and is the McDavid professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston.
Kai Meyer is the author of many highly acclaimed and popular books for adults and young adults in his native Germany. Pirate Curse, the first book in the Wave Walkers trilogy, was praised by Booklist as "a fast-paced fantasy featuring plenty of action and suspense." The Water Mirror, the first book in the Dark Reflections Trilogy, was named a School Library Journal Best Book, a Locus Magazine Recommended Read, a Book Sense Children's Pick, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. It received starred reviews in both School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. School Library Journal has called Meyer "an expert at creating fantastical worlds filled with unusual and exotic elements." For more information please visit his website at www.kaimeyer.com.
Jodi Lynn Anderson is the bestselling author of several critically acclaimed books for young people, including Tiger Lily and the May Bird trilogy. She lives with her husband and son in Asheville, North Carolina, a city that appears to have been founded by elves.
Will Davis has an animation background, with experience working as a storyboard artist on television shows and commercials. He also illustrated Clemency Pogue: Fairy Killer. Will lives in Pensacola, Florida.


Menlo Park, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1941

Place of Birth:

Phoenix, Arizona


B.A., Reed College, 1963

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Full-Blooded Fantasy: 8 Spellbinding Tales in Which Anything Is Possible 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
mangakitty More than 1 year ago
This book is made of chapters of other books. So it's really a book sampler with 8 samples.
Lineola More than 1 year ago
Well done sampler (should be advertised that way though). Provides little author and story summaries along with two chapters from each book. The stories themselves are pretty good- they include enough of the story to get you intrigued.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One or two chapters from 8 different authors/stories. A good sampling for "tween" readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good sampler of other stories
grannyJM More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and its short stories but it is more geared to readers younger then myself (75) good for teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These short stories are able to get and keep your attention and makes you wish they were longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book like this i have read. I have now read 134 books and the only book i might even purchase is the very last one, i am glad that i stuck too my policy that what i pick up i will finish but where i can pick up a book and read in a few days didn't work it took me almost a week a great book to go tp sleep with. To sell you need to show parts on excitment to peak ones imagination and this did not but i at the end there was a better book. .
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Gets you hooked and leaves you hanging just when the story starts getting good.
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You will love it to people!
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The stories, they are parts of the stories, interesting for sure but it takes cantent from the MIDLE OF THE BOOK i would have liked it better if it had the first chapters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excerpts from several youth books will give you a taste of what young people's fantasy consists. Most of the presented samples are interesting and original. Worth a look and who knows? Perhaps you will find some of these stories worth following up - there really isn't much difference between adult stories and well-written youth stories. Basically, in good fiction, the major difference is the age of the protagonist.
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mellis More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wrap myself into these stories. Just was not interesting for me.
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