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eBook Spellbound download

by Anna Dale

eBook Spellbound download ISBN: 1599900068
Author: Anna Dale
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1st edition (June 24, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1492 kb
Fb2: 1699 kb
Rating: 4.7
Other formats: mbr azw doc lit
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An innocent summer holiday turns out to be anything but for Athene and her younger brother, Zach, when they find themselves caught up in a skirmish between two groups of gnome-like creatures: The Humble Gloam live above ground and get along with humans; the Low Gloam live below ground and despise everyone. But when Zach stumbles into Low Gloam territory.

Spellbound is a 2008 fantasy/magic novel for children and the 3rd to have been written by British author Anna Dale, the author of Whispering to Witches and Dawn Undercover. Spellbound is used by the University of Winchester as an example of a book produced by an alumnus of their Creative Writing program who has gone on to become a successful author. 12-year-old Athene Enright is bossy and cruel to her cheery, 6-year-old brother, Zach.

I recommend this book and all of the other books written by Anna Dale. Apr 04, 2015 Varsha Seshan rated it really liked it.

Read Spellbound, by Anna Dale online on Bookmate – When Athene finally discovers a way to get rid of the bane of her life, her younger brother Zach, it is all made so simple for her. She meets the G. She meets the . When Athene finally discovers a way to get rid of the bane of her life, her younger brother Zach, it is all made so simple for her.

An innocent summer holiday turns out to be anything but for Athene and her younger brother, Zach, when they find themselves caught up in a skirmish between two groups of gnome-like creatures: The Humble Gloam live above ground and get along with humans; the Low Gloam live below ground and despise everyone.

Hardbattle Books is no ordinary bookshop

How do you deal with magic? Magic that has got completely out of control and taken over your shop and your home? This is the challenge facing Mr Hardbattle and his new friends, thirteen-year-old Arthur and Miss Quint! Hardbattle Books is no ordinary bookshop. Magic has settled there in every corner and over the years has brought chaos to Mr Hardbattle's life and driven away most of his customers. His livelihood threatened, Mr Hardbattle is finally forced to take action.

Anna Dale lives in Southampton. This is Anna's third book for Bloomsbury.

Product Category : Books. List Price (MSRP) : 1. 9. Condition : New. About Y-Not-Books. Publication Date : 2008-06-02. Anna Dale lives in Southampton. Country of Publication. Children's & Young Adult Fiction.

When Athene finally discovers a way to get rid of the bane of her life, her younger brother Zach, it is all made so simple for her. She meets the Gloam who casts a spell on everyone who knew Zach so that they forget all about him. But it is Athene who can't forget Zach and soon she is drawn into an incredible world of dark magic, underground kingdoms and twisted histories in her attempt to save her brother.

An innocent summer holiday turns out to be anything but for Athene and her younger brother, Zach, when they find themselves caught up in a skirmish between two groups of gnome-like creatures: The Humble Gloam live above ground and get along with humans; the Low Gloam live below ground and despise everyone. But when Zach stumbles into Low Gloam territory, Athene disguises herself to rescue him―and discovers a secret that could bring the two Gloam tribes together―if it doesn't tear them apart, first.

Comments: (7)
Dyni
An excellent little read for children of all ages with an interesting societal set-up of Day creatures (people who live in the Day) and Night creatures. The Night beings are driven underground into the roots of a great tree and will enslave anyone including the day creature, bunnies, turtles, etc who ventures there.

If you have an older girl who is less than amorous with her little brother, this is the book to give her to set things right. Could apply to any older child regardless of sex.
Danskyleyn
Enjoyable
Obong
I loved Dale's Whispering for Witches, but this novel disappoints by comparison. The characters are not sharply drawn and the children are unpleasant. All of the mythical creatures are really creepy. I missed the scary charm of her other book. Look for her next; I'm sure she'll be back on form! Dale is a talented writer, despite this weak offering.
Dangerous
Twelve-year-old Athene and her little brother Zach have nothing in common. Even their names are at the opposite ends of the alphabet. Athene is clever, loves big words and is very neat. Zach is six, has messy hair and is very annoying. Athene has hated Zach ever since she first laid eyes on him in his little white baby blanket.

While the family is vacationing at a remote farmhouse, Athene stumbles upon magical gnome-like folk called the Humble Gloam, who hide from humans whom they call the Glare, only coming out at night. She is having the time of her life with her new Gloam friends when her pesky brother decides to tag along, spoiling her fun as always. Athene tricks Zach into entering a tree stump that she knows has been put under a terrible magic spell by the Low Gloam, the sworn enemies of the Humble Gloam. Anyone who enters the tree stump becomes a slave of the cruel Low Gloam and can never escape. Trusting, naïve, stupid Zach enters the stump and disappears forever.

Life could not be better for Athene. The Humble Gloam have put a spell on Athene's parents so that they forget Zach ever existed. They spend their days doting on her, and only her. She has everything she has ever wanted, and most especially, there is no Zach around to annoy her. Why then does she feel so bad?

Athene decides that there is only one thing to do: she must disguise herself as a Gloam and enter the magic tree to rescue her little brother. Accompanied by her new friends, she descends into the underground caves where the Low Gloam hold Zach captive and plots a daring rescue. Can she bring him back, end the long-standing feud between the Low Gloam and Humble Gloam, and maybe even convince the Gloam that humans aren't so bad?

SPELLBOUND is a charming and funny tale from British children's writer Anna Dale. The first half of the story is considerably stronger than the second half, but the book as a whole is very entertaining. The reader is kept guessing as to what our little firebrand Athene will come up with next. Dale has a winner in the characters of Athene and Zach, and I hope we get to read more about their adventures soon.

--- Reviewed by Usha Reynolds
Tiv
My daughter loved Whispering to Witches and Magical Mischief, also by Anna Dale. But she stopped reading this one because the sister was just too cruel to her sweet little brother. Now, my daughter is no angel to her own brother, but she loves him and would never deliberately harm him. She wanted to protect the little brother in this book. The sister tricked him and endangered him, and became an unlikable character.

We'll stick with her other books!
Kadar
Look beyond the basics and the book teaches you many things about judging others, perseption, attitude, the value of simple things we take for granted, etc.

I like the book is not spoon-fed, it unravels itself, very easy reading, her reading tempo is very good, highly recommended.
YSOP
I did not think this book was written well enough to finish reading. The sisters hatred and malice towards her brother is too strong and her change of heart, too sudden.
The plot moves quickly.
i read this book in the fifth grade and absolutely loved it. i'm now in the seventh grade and i want to read it again to see if i can rekindle my interest in this book.