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Title:
The Winter Knights
ISBN:
9780375837418

9780375937415

9780385736121
Edition:
First American Edition
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : David Fickling Books, 2007.
Physical Description:
381 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
8.
General Note:
Originally published: Great Britain : Doubleday, 2005.

Sequel to: Freeglader.
Summary:
Quint finally begins his training at the Knights Academy, Maris adjusts to life in Undertown, and Sanctaphrax shivers in anticipation of a legendary storm, while a storm of a different kind brews between sky-scholars and earth-scholars.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Grades 5-8 7.2 13 Quiz 113016 English fiction, vocabulary quiz available.
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J Stewart, P.
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J FIC STEWART 2007
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Summary

In the great floating city of Sanctaphrax, blizzards howl through the streets as the Edgeworld descends into an endless winter. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, has just begun his training at the Knights Academy--training that involves heading out over the Edge on tethers to develop his flying skills. But when Quint breaks the rules and heads out to Open Sky on his own, he runs into the great sky leviathans known as cloud-eaters and must use all his skill and ingenuity if catastrophe is not to strike the Edgeworld. . . .


Author Notes

Chris Riddell was born on April 13, 1962. He is a British illustrator and occasional writer of children's books and a political cartoonist for The Observer. He has won two Kate Greenaway Medals, the British librarians' annual award for the best-illustrated children's book, and two of his works were commended runners-up. Books that he wrote or illustrated have won three Nestlé Smarties Book Prizes and have been silver or bronze runners-up four times. He was shortlisted for the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal for his title Goth Girl: And the Ghost of a Mouse. He was named the ninth Waterstones Children's Laureate in 2015. Riddell was presented with a Children¿s Laureate medal and a £15,000 (A$30,014) bursary cheque at a ceremony in London, where he announced plans to promote visual literacy during his two-year term.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

When the leader of the floating city of Sanctaphrax dies, his daughter is taken by scheming relatives, and his apprentice, Quint, is enrolled in the famed Knights Academy. Meanwhile, a harsh snowstorm threatens the existence of Sanctaphrax and a power struggle ensues, partially masterminded by one of Quint's conniving squire-mates. Though this epic story is slow to unfold, it is richly detailed. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

"The eighth volume in the Edge Chronicles series begins with young Quint entering the Knights Academy at a time of great turmoil. Despite the death of his sponsor, he is allowed to join the other squires at the academy on Sanctaphrax (the great city on a floating rock), but as their training progresses, their very existence is imperiled by unusual winter storms of increasing ferocity. Although Stewart's writing and Riddell's ink drawings create their own distinctive world, this novel shares charming elements with certain other wizards'-academy fantasies and stands alone better than some of its series mates."--"Phelan, Carolyn" Copyright 2007 Booklist