The Resource Stormchaser, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

Stormchaser, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

Label
Stormchaser
Title
Stormchaser
Statement of responsibility
Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his continuing adventures, Twig, now sixteen years old, joins the crew of his father's sky pirate ship and embarks on a dangerous mission to collect the powerful stromphrax, a substance that purifies water and also prevents the city of Sanctaphrax from floating away
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Storyline
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Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • /*Starred Review*/ Gr. 4-6. The second volume in the Edge Chronicles series, Stormchaser is a rousing adventure tale with a story that's more complex and satisfying than its predecessor, Beyond the Deepwoods [BKL Jl 2004]. Sanctophrax, a city of academics that floats in the air above Undertown, threatens to break from its mooring and drift away because the corrupt Most High Academe has been selling off the rare, valuable, and strangely heavy substance called stormphrax. Although forbidden to accompany his father on a mission to secure more stormphrax, Twig stows away aboard his father's sky pirate ship and takes a pivotal role in completing the mission. With a murderous villain who slices off his dead victims' toes, the story is not for the fainthearted, but many young readers who crave action and enjoy long books will find it a riveting tale. Stewart manages the many characters and the frequent shifts of scene well, driving the story at full throttle toward its inevitable climax. Reminiscent of the ink drawings of illustrators from Pauline Baynes to Robert Lawson to Dr. Seuss, Riddell's wonderfully detailed art appears throughout the book to help readers envision this inventive fantasy world and the many strange creatures that inhabit it. -- Carolyn Phelan (BookList, 08-01-2004, p1925)
  • (The following is a combined review for Beyond the Deepwoods and Stormchaser) Gr 5-8 –The first volume introduces Twig, a human boy being raised by woodtrolls in the Deepwoods. After he leaves his adoptive parents and "strays off the paths," he embarks on a series of encounters with strange creatures ranging from a "termagant trog" who keeps him as a pet to the "caterbird," whose hatching he witnesses. Twig survives a range of dangers and joins the sky pirate ship of Captain Cloud Wolf, learning secrets about his own past. In Stormchaser , Twig, now 16, finds himself involved in the politics of Sanctaphrax and in the conflict over "stormphrax," a magical substance that maintains the balance for the floating city and can be transformed into "phraxdust," which purifies water. As Cloud Wolf, Twig, and the crew travel in search of the Great Storm that creates stormphrax, they crash and travel through the surreal Twilight Woods. While Deepwoods seems more focused on introducing its setting and range of creatures than developing its characters, Twig grows and matures during his adventures in Stormchaser , and other characters gain depth as his adventures continue. Stewart has created a detailed, gritty fantasy world, bringing realism to even his most outlandish characters. Riddell's sketches bring detail, verve, and humor to the stark text. The rapid pace of events will draw in readers. Already popular in its England, this series will appeal to fans of J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books (Scholastic).–Beth L. Meister, Yeshiva of Central Queens, Flushing, NY --Beth L. Meister (Reviewed September 1, 2004) (School Library Journal, vol 50, issue 9, p218)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
129241
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Paul
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • MG
  • 3-5
LC call number
PZ7.S84975
LC item number
St 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
  • 5.4
  • 4.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Riddell, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Edge chronicles
Series volume
2
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pirates
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fantasy
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Pirates
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Stormchaser, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Since his childhood in the DeepWoods, young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy and explore the sky. Now a crew member on his father's sky pirate ship, the "Stormchaser," his dream seems fulfilled. But a much higher destiny awaits Twig. The lofty city of Sanctaphrax -- built on a giant rock, floating high in the sky -- is at the point of disaster. The city's future is dependent on stormphrax -- a valuable substance available only from the heart of a Great Storm. And only the "Stormchaser," with Twig onboard, could risk entering a storm
Control code
ocm54816853
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780385750707
Lccn
2004005170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54816853
Label
Stormchaser, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Since his childhood in the DeepWoods, young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy and explore the sky. Now a crew member on his father's sky pirate ship, the "Stormchaser," his dream seems fulfilled. But a much higher destiny awaits Twig. The lofty city of Sanctaphrax -- built on a giant rock, floating high in the sky -- is at the point of disaster. The city's future is dependent on stormphrax -- a valuable substance available only from the heart of a Great Storm. And only the "Stormchaser," with Twig onboard, could risk entering a storm
Control code
ocm54816853
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780385750707
Lccn
2004005170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54816853

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