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Son of a Witch: Volume Two in the Wicked Years

Производитель: "HarperCollins Publishers"

In this captivating New York Times bestseller, beloved author Gregory Maguire returns to the land ofOz and introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. At the Cloister of Saint Glinda the silent novice Candle tends to him, willing him back to life with her unusual musical gifts. What dark force left Liir in this condition? Is he really Elphaba`s son?He has her broom and her cape but what of her powers?Can he find his half-sister, Nor, last seen in the forbidding prison Southstairs? Can he fulfill the last wishes of a dying princess? In an Oz that, since the Wizard`s departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?For the countless fans who have been dazzled and entranced by Maguire`s`Oz, Son of a Witch`is the rich reward they have awaited so long.

Издательство: "HarperCollins Publishers" (2008)

ISBN: 978-0-06-171473-3

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Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire
Born June 9, 1954 (1954-06-09) (age 57)
Albany, New York
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Genres Fantasy, Children's literature

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Gregory Maguire (born June 9, 1954) is an American writer. He is the author of the novels Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and many other novels for adults and children. Many of Maguire's adult novels are revisionist retellings of classic children's stories: for example, in Wicked he transformed the Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its 1939 film adaption into the misunderstood protagonist Elphaba. Wicked was turned into a successful Broadway musical of the same name. One of Maguire's short stories is featured in the 2004 compilation Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales.

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Biography

Maguire was born in Albany, New York. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University. He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature from 1979 to 1985. In 1987 Maguire co-founded Children's Literature New England and he continues to serve as its co-director.[1] He is also a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance[2] a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.

Maguire is married to painter Andy Newman. They have adopted three children, two from Cambodia and one from Guatemala.[3]

Bibliography

For children

  • The Lightning Time (1978)
  • The Daughter of the Moon (1980)
  • Lights on the Lake (1981)
  • The Dream Stealer (1983)
  • I Feel like the Morning Star (1989)
  • Lucas Fishbone (1990)
  • Missing Sisters (1994)
  • "The Honorary Shepherds", in Am I Blue?: Coming Out From the Silence
  • Oasis (1996)
  • The Good Liar (1997)
  • "Beyond the Fringe", in A Glory of Unicorns
  • Crabby Cratchitt (2000)
  • Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales (2004)
  • Hamlet Chronicles
    • Seven Spiders Spinning (1994)
    • Five Alien Elves (1998)
    • Six Haunted Hairdos (1999)
    • Four Stupid Cupids (2000)
    • Three Rotten Eggs (2002)
    • A Couple of April Fools (2004)
    • One Final Firecracker (2005)
  • What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy (2007)
  • Missing Sisters (2009)

For adults

Short stories

  • Scarecrow (2001), published in Half-Human edited by Bruce Coville (Note: This is the life story of the Scarecrow from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but is not a part of The Wicked Years.)
  • Fee, Fie, Foe et Cetera (2002), published in The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
  • The Oakthing (2004), published in The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm
  • Chatterbox, published in I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes With Religion
  • The Honorary Shepherds (1994), published in Am I Blue?:Coming Out From The Silence
  • Beyond the Fringe (1998) published in A Glory of Unicorns
  • The Seven Stage a Comeback (2000) published in A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales
  • Matchless: A Christmas Story (2009)
  • The Silk Road Runs Through Tupperneck, N.H. (2009), published in How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

Non-fiction

  • Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation (2009)

References

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