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The Parting
by Nykko and Bannister


Overview - Max returns to ElseWhere to rescue his friends Noah, Theo, and Rebecca, whose quest to find a cure for Rebeccas mysterious illness has led them into a dangerous cave populated by creatures trapped between living and Shadow. Both Grandpa Gabe and Ilvanna offer helpbut can Ilvannas ghost hold onto human form for long enough to help them, or will she become fully a Shadow and creature of the Master?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Max returns to ElseWhere to rescue his friends Noah, Theo, and Rebecca, whose quest to find a cure for Rebeccas mysterious illness has led them into a dangerous cave populated by creatures trapped between living and Shadow. Both Grandpa Gabe and Ilvanna offer helpbut can Ilvannas ghost hold onto human form for long enough to help them, or will she become fully a Shadow and creature of the Master? Can the kids discover Grandpa Gabes real role in the fight for ElseWhere in time to save themselves and both worlds?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780761375241
  • ISBN-10: 0761375244
  • Publisher: Graphic Universe
  • Publish Date: November 2011
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-14
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds

Series: Elsewhere Chronicles

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-09-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

Several children—Rebecca, Noah, Theo, and Max—and their “Grandpa Gabe” are in the unsafe world of ElseWhere, a dreamlike and sometimes frightening realm. As book five starts, Rebecca, Noah, and Theo have become possessed and the two remaining characters have to both fight and save them. The possession is not explained, and it, like other parts of the story, readers are supposed to know from reading past volumes. Even saving the friends from possession doesn’t make them safe, as Noah is then seemingly killed by a sand whale, causing the children to grieve and contemplate the unfairness of the world. One especially fascinating section has the characters enter a formerly holy spot, filled with giant dandelions, where tribes used to bless their dead in order to get them ready to join the god of the stars. This short book manages to be full of action and enthralling—if occasionally creepy—images. While it’s tough to start this series this far into the game, the adventure—and questioning of reality—makes this a worthwhile entry in the fantasy adventure comic field. Originally published in France, the illustrations have the satisfying realism and storytelling of the European comics style. Ages 9–12. (Nov.) ■

 
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