The Mark of the Dragonfly

Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.”—School Library Journal, Starred “A complex and impeccably developed plot—there is plenty to recommend in this novel.”—The Bulletin ...

Author: Jaleigh Johnson

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385376464

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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For fans of Frozen, The City of Ember, and The School of Good and Evil, the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fast-paced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy, set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous. Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields. The girl doesn't remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she's from the Dragonfly Territories and that she's protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home. The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect--everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible. Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey. Praise for The Mark of the Dragonfly: ★ “This magnetic middle-grade debut…[is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred ★ “Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum.”-- Kirkus Reviews, Starred ★ “A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic...Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.”—School Library Journal, Starred “A complex and impeccably developed plot—there is plenty to recommend in this novel.”—The Bulletin “Appealing characters and lots of action make it a good choice for young adventure readers.”—Booklist

The Mark of the Dragonfly

Only his dream-filled nights of fairies, leprechauns, and magical knights give his life any joy. After ten years of this life, the boy believes that this is normal for orphans like him.

Author: BOBBIE. SHAFER

Publisher: Caliburn Books

ISBN: 162375027X

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When Caleb Ferguson was about two years old, his father, hid him at Fair Meadow Orphanage to keep him safe from the evil Shadow Army. Renamed Colin Jones at the orphanage, Caleb spends ten years filled with ten to twelve hour days of hard work, with only meager amounts of disgusting food to sustain him. Only his dream-filled nights of fairies, leprechauns, and magical knights give his life any joy. After ten years of this life, the boy believes that this is normal for orphans like him. Caleb is twelve years old the day the strange and incredible Professor Thaddeus Myrrdin Slimmerik appears. The Professor and his magical pocket watch turn the orphanage upside-down and inside-out and he whisks Caleb away to the land the boy once believed existed only in his imagination and dreams. Caleb discovers he is not who he thinks he is and his future is going to be anything but normal.
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The Quest to the Uncharted Lands

. . . Praise for Jaleigh Johnson’s The Quest to the Uncharted Lands: ★ “The author's endearing STEAM-loving heroine and magical hero hit all the right buttons for middle grade readers.

Author: Jaleigh Johnson

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781101933138

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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From the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly comes another magical and thrilling story that takes readers on an exciting new adventure. Stella Glass dreams of exploring worlds beyond her home of Solace, but when her famous parents are sent on a historic mission to the Uncharted Lands, it’s simply too dangerous for her to join them. By order of the king, she is left behind. Missing out on the excitement is one thing, but Stella is devastated at the thought of her parents flying into the unknown. So she takes matters into her own hands. Instead of staying with family as planned, she steals away and—right before takeoff—sneaks aboard the airship. But Stella isn’t the only stowaway. In the cargo bay is a boy who is also desperate to get to the Uncharted Lands. And someone else who’s determined to keep the ship from making it there at all. . . . Praise for Jaleigh Johnson’s The Quest to the Uncharted Lands: ★ “The author's endearing STEAM-loving heroine and magical hero hit all the right buttons for middle grade readers....Funny and heartbreaking...a must-have choice for all middle grade shelves.” —SLJ, Starred "A full-throttle fanfare for those with a predilection for alchemy, adventure, and a little anarchy."—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Jaleigh Johnson’s The Secrets of Solace: ★ “Highly recommended for those who have finished with Harry and are too young for Katniss.” —SLJ, Starred “An engaging world rich in detail, mayhem, and adventure . . . All aboard for fantasy lovers with a dual penchant for girl power and keeping up with the Indiana Joneses.” —Kirkus Reviews Praise for Jaleigh Johnson’s The Mark of the Dragonfly: ★ “This magnetic middle-grade debut . . . [is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred ★ “Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred ★ “A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic. . . . Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.” —SLJ, Starred

The Secrets of Solace

. Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.”—School Library Journal, Starred “A complex and impeccably developed plot—there is plenty to recommend in this novel.”—The ...

Author: Jaleigh Johnson

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385376501

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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From Jaleigh Johnson, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly, comes another thrilling adventure in the magical world of Solace. Lina Winterbock lives in the mountain strongholds of Solace. She’s an apprentice to the archivists, the wise men and women whose lives are dedicated to cataloging, studying, and preserving the objects that mysteriously fall from the sky in the scrap towns. Lina should be spending her days with books, but the Iron War has changed everything. The strongholds are now a refuge, and the people Lina once counted on no longer have time for her, so she spends her days exploring the hidden tunnels and passages of her home. The strongholds are vast and old, with twisting paths, forgotten rooms, and collapsed chambers, some of them containing objects that have been lost and forgotten even by the archivists. And in one of the forgotten chambers, Lina discovers a secret. Hidden deep in a cavern is a half-buried airship like nothing she has ever seen before. She’s determined to dig it out and restore it. But Lina needs help, and she doesn’t know anyone she can trust with her secret. Then she meets Ozben, a mysterious boy who has a secret of his own—a secret that’s so dangerous it could change the course of the Iron War and the world of Solace forever. Praise for The Secrets of Solace: ★ “Highly recommended for those who have finished with Harry and are too young for Katniss.”—SLJ, Starred review "An engaging world rich in detail, mayhem, and adventure...All aboard for fantasy lovers with a dual penchant for girl power and keeping up with the Indiana Joneses."—Kirkus Reviews "With imaginative details...readers will be rewarded by exciting action scenes and a deeper knowledge of Solace."-Booklist "The book nicely balances the firm structure of the archivists' orderly lives with the wild abandon of the protagonist."-Bulletin Praise for The Mark of the Dragonfly: ★ “This magnetic middle-grade debut . . . [is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred ★ “Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred ★ “A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic. . . . Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.”—School Library Journal, Starred “A complex and impeccably developed plot—there is plenty to recommend in this novel.”—The Bulletin “Appealing characters and lots of action make it a good choice for young adventure readers.”—Booklist

The Door to the Lost

Praise for The Door to the Lost "This fun, exciting story...and the many well-rendered, imaginative and heartfelt scenes along the way make this journey worthwhile.

Author: Jaleigh Johnson

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781101933176

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mark of the Dragonfly comes a thrilling fantasy adventure about two magical friends living as refugees in a world that doesn't trust magic. Perfect for fans of Serafina and the Black Cloak and the School for Good and Evil series! There was no warning the day magic died in Talhaven. It happened with a giant explosion and the arrival of a skyship full of children, all with magic running through their veins and no memory of home. Rook and Drift are two of those children, and ever since that day, they've been on the run, magical refugees in a world that doesn't trust magic. Because magic doesn't die right away--it decays, twists, and poisons all that it touches. And now it's beginning to poison people. Try as they might, Rook and Drift can't remember anything about their lives before Talhaven. But it's beginning to look like they're the only ones who can save their adopted world . . . if that world doesn't destroy them first. Praise for The Door to the Lost "This fun, exciting story...and the many well-rendered, imaginative and heartfelt scenes along the way make this journey worthwhile."--The New York Times Book Review "Themes of refugees and found families are addressed in a way that retains fantasy flavor while realistically presenting the brutality of ignorance and beauty of humanity. Your new favorite fantasy."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Johnson's immersive world building is vivid...and the fast-paced action, compelling characters, and one cute magical fox will keep fantasy-loving kids hooked."--Booklist "With heartfelt explorations of the meanings of friendship and family...fans of portal fantasies, steampunk, and action-driven books will find this an entertaining read and will be left wanting more."--School Library Journal Praise for The Mark of the Dragonfly: "This magnetic middle-grade debut . . . [is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic. . . . Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot." --School Library Journal, Starred Review

Dragonflies

By catching a few dragonflies and marking them with distinctive identifying spots,
you can keep track of individuals and follow their behavior over the course of time
. To mark dragonflies, you'll need some brightly colored nail polish or white ...

Author: Cynthia Berger

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811729710

Category: Nature

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First title in Stackpole Books' new Wild Guide series A complete, expert introduction to the world of dragonflies and also covers damselflies Detailed color drawings of different species and behaviors Dazzling in appearance, idiosyncratic in behavior, dragonflies and damselflies have long captured the imaginations of nature lovers. In this illustrated natural history guide, Cynthia Berger takes the reader on a whirlwind trip through the lives of these intriguing insects, from their birth underwater (where they actually spend most of their lives as ferocious nymphs) to their miraculous transformation into free-flying adults. Features a field guide to the most common North American species--including life-size silhouettes for easy identification--as well as tips for observing dragonflies in the wild and attracting them to your backyard.

Shadows of the Dark Crystal 1

Readers who crave otherworld fantasy such as Jaleigh Johnson’s The Mark of the Dragonfly and Paul Durham’s The Luck Uglies will enjoy discovering this new series.” —School Library Journal “While young readers probably won’t have ...

Author: J. M. Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399539800

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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Praise for Shadows of the Dark Crystal: “With deft nods to the original Dark Crystal movie and a passionate attention to detail, the author has fashioned an impressive prequel. Fans (who will instantly recognize certain elements) and newcomers alike will find themselves immersed in a new narrative, with new protagonists and dangers to face. Readers who crave otherworld fantasy such as Jaleigh Johnson’s The Mark of the Dragonfly and Paul Durham’s The Luck Uglies will enjoy discovering this new series.” —School Library Journal “While young readers probably won’t have seen the film, the books might lead them to it; even if they don’t have that point of reference, Henson’s world is richly imagined here, and it will be well worth the projected four books to explore the landscape, characters, and storylines.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books “Characters and situations are compelling, and this first of a planned four-volume series aptly sets the stage and the conflict and tugs strongly on the heartstrings, setting readers up for more great adventures” —Booklist The first series of original novels ever set in the world of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Shadows of the Dark Crystal is set years before the events of the classic film and follows the journey of a young Gelfling woman who leaves her secluded home to uncover the truth surrounding the disappearance of her brother who has been accused of treason by the sinister Skeksis Lords. From the Hardcover edition.

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West

Dragonflies Unlimited has a nice ring to it! One final point must be made:
dragonfly populations are not threatened by collecting. Knowledge of insect ... An
answer of “everything” would not be too far off the mark. Adult behavior has been
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Author: Dennis Paulson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400832941

Category: Nature

Page: 536

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the first fully illustrated field guide to all 348 species of dragonflies and damselflies in western North America. Dragonflies and damselflies are large, stunningly beautiful insects, as readily observable as birds and butterflies. This unique guide makes identifying them easy--its compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field. Every species is generously illustrated with full-color photographs and a distribution map, and structural features are illustrated where they aid in-hand identification. Detailed species accounts include information on size, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Dennis Paulson's introduction provides an essential primer on the biology, natural history, and conservation of these important and fascinating insects, along with helpful tips on how to observe and photograph them. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the field guide naturalists, conservationists, and dragonfly enthusiasts have been waiting for. Covers all 348 western species in detail Features a wealth of color photographs Provides a color distribution map for every species Includes helpful identification tips Serves as an essential introduction to dragonflies and their natural history

The Dragonfly Pool

There is a saying that the landscape in which a child spends the first seven years
of its life will leave a mark it cannot escape. A child brought up by the sea will
always carry a longing for the ocean; a town child, reared to the sound of traffic
and ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230737914

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson is an enchanting tale of friendship and determination during the Second World War, from the author of The Star of Kazan. Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and an exciting school trip to the beautiful and luscious kingdom of Bergania whisks Tally into an unexpected adventure . . . will she be able to save her new friend, Prince Karil, before it's too late?

Dragon Fly Poetry

A book of pagan poetry

Author: Mark Westmore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1721251529

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Page: 240

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A book of pagan poetry
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Dragonfly Crossroads

'Not but what you're a bit flushed. Been coddling yourself with a hot water bottle I
expect?' Lyndsey tried to look suitably guilty and offered to pour the tea but, as
she knew full well, Jean considered this a mark of status, reserved for the
mistress ...

Author: GILLIAN OGILVIE

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781470927561

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The British Bomber Since 1914

Although the aircraft was designed as a three - seat medium bomber , capable of
Cobham Mk I , H672 , with Dragonfly IA ... the Mark Is featured changes ordered ,
H671 , was completed at Air Ministry charge and delivered to in wing stagger ...

Author: Francis K. Mason

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012431412

Category: History

Page: 416

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Highly acclaimed for its comprehensive coverage of the aviation industries and their products, from the turn of the century to the present, this popular series includes an abundance of photos and highly accurate line drawings. Each volume provides fascinating evaluations of aircraft design and construction and complete histories of aircraft manufacturers.

Dragonfly Warrior

Zen embarks on a quest that takes him on the most dangerous journey of his life. To succeed, Zen must live up to his nickname, the Dragonfly Warrior, and kill all his enemies with only a sword and a pair of six-guns.

Author: Jay Noel

Publisher: Jay Noel

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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At the age of twenty, Kanze Zenjiro's bloody footprints mark the bodies of those who stood in his way to protect the throne of Nihon. Now, the tyrannical Iberian Empire is bent on destroying his kingdom, and they send their steam-powered giants and iron spiders against him. Zen embarks on a quest that takes him on the most dangerous journey of his life. To succeed, Zen must live up to his nickname, the Dragonfly Warrior, and kill all his enemies with only a sword and a pair of six-guns. He is called upon to somehow survive a test of faith and loyalty in a world so cruel and merciless, it borders on madness.

Life in a Pond Gr 3 4

Dragonfly 3. Raccoon 4. Grebe 5. snail Pond Sounds Activity #1 . 2. 3: Answers
will vary Pond Sounds Activity #4: 1 . loon-moon, spoon 2. frog-dog, log 3. toad-
road, load 4. snake-make, rake 5. stream-team, seam, steam 6. plants-ants, pants
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Publisher: On The Mark Press

ISBN: 9781770723818

Category: Education

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Tweet and the Dragonfly the Story of the Cessna A 37 and T 37

A rehash of the training syllabus in 1973 saw the introduction of an American
style regime which increased the flying hours closer to Sakpinit Promthep the 100
mark. This continues in use to this day although the venerable T-37's were ...

Author: Kev Darling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411647480

Category: History

Page: 120

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When a long serving trainer becomes one of the most potent warplanes of its size. The Cessna T-37 is only just leaving USAF service while its more warlike sibling enjoys continued usage in Latin America, as a Warbird having first made its name in Vietnam.

Dragonflies Lived with the Dinosaurs

Its wingspan was as wide as a seagull_s. Try squishing that with a fly swatter! Readers will love the astounding prehistoric world in the vivid pages of this informative book.

Author: Mark J. Harasymiw

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781482456523

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Some bugs are big—but they can’t beat the ancient dragonfly called Meganeura. Its wingspan was as wide as a seagull’s. Try squishing that with a fly swatter! Readers will love the astounding prehistoric world in the vivid pages of this informative book. Besides stunning facts about dragonflies, they’ll learn about dinosaurs and other creatures that roamed Earth at that time. Amid information that will ignite their imaginations, they'll also contemplate significant science subjects that aid in understanding the animals that walk Earth today.

Dragonfly Walking Stick

On each side, a dragonfly. On their heels, a turtle, with a walking stick on its trail.
There, in a deep ... She knows, too, that this means the mark of Cain is not an
accurate mark. She knows, too, that this means many dark and dangerous things
for ...

Author: Judy R. Smith

Publisher: Stephen F Austin University Press

ISBN: UCBK:C110107908

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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"Dragonfly, Walking Stick examines the difficult and inspiring introduction of Algonquin Indian tribes to the English Colonists. Weaving the spiritual worlds of Native Americans and English Christians, the novel celebrates the creation of fertile hybridity as it confronts the difficulty of such rich mixtures finding acceptance in the seventeenth-century Colonial world."--Publisher's website.

The Hidden Places of England

The town's Dragonfly Sanctuary is home to over half the native British species of
dragonfly and damselfly. West of the town, the Lee Navigation Canal provides
opportunities for anglers, walkers and 6". The pub also has a reputation for
serving ...

Author: Peter Long

Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904434126

Category: Travel

Page: 500

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England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.