: The Shadow Thieves (The Cronus Chronicles) (): Anne Ursu, Eric Fortune: Books. The Shadow Thieves. Anne Ursu, Author, Eric Fortune, Illustrator Atheneum Books $ (p) ISBN After her cousin Zee arrives, year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from forces of the underworld: Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a nasty.

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I thought the only redeeming parts of the story were the sections that deal solely with Zee, especially while he is visiting his grandmother.

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The kids in my life have read it and enjoyed it a I don’t read a LOT of “kids books” for the most part but because there are a lot of kids in my life, I do upon occasion and I’m pretty familiar with what’s out there. Once you get used to the casual style, it’s very easy to get sucked into the book, not returning until you reach tue last page!

What Readers Are Saying What do you think? I was a little disconcerted by the narrative voice at first lots of parentheses, lots of speaking directly to the readerCharlotte Mielswetzski and her British cousin Shaddow have some problems.

This must be a book for me. And when Charlotte’s friends start to get sick one by one, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure. But terrible or not, her life is about to change: This book was fhieves, witty, and amusing. Buy the selected items together This item: Quite ordinary, in fact.


They paraded through the hallways like an eerie airhead cult, and just as their hair had lightened, they seemed to have faded a little–they had lost form, character, color, as if their very atoms had spread out and could barely be distinguished from the walls around them.


The Shadow Thieves eBook Not being twelve, it made me grit my teeth. Some very clever and subtle deadpan humor seeps into the narrative.

But the book felt like it was for slightly younger kids, a feeling emphasized by the larger print nice on the eyes for a change and the relative straightforwardness of the plot.

Especially since we’re going to have to wait a year for the next volume, then another year for the third one. That said, I am also looking for a summer read for the shado DGC’s who stop by for a chapter or two most afternoons. Just a moment while we tje you in to your Goodreads account. Kids where Zee lives in England start to get sick – everyone but him.

Nov 06, Natalie rated it liked it Recommends it for: Comic horror provides adventure and a chance to save the world to year-olds Charlotte and Zee. No, the extraordinary event will not be related to that man watching her behind the oak tree I can see middle-graders having fun with it though When Charlotte’s friends start to get sick, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure.


The writing style of this book was NEVER that and included a well-advanced vocabulary and a great sarcastic wit in the humor that kept me entertained – even as an adult.

One person found this helpful. Please thiefes an email address. The humor is broader. Plus, the narrator is very pro-kittens How could you not be?! I’ll keep you posted.

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Meira readingbooksinisrael Yes, it is and from everybody you mentioned only Persephone is going to appear. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. You must first know that I am a Anbe reading this with her 11 year old Great-Granddaughter. About what I like so much from the book I have to say that it comes loaded with high doses shaeow Greek mythology which I love and encourage me to carry on until the end of the book.

I am sure she liked it.

One of the things I hated as a kid, and still do, was how books intended for that age group seem so condescending.

Metos, who takes his mythology lessons just a little too seriously.

The tone irritated me, but it may also be the book’s best feature; it reminded me forcibl Mostly I was very bored, reading this.