One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales by Garth NixReviewed by Mechele R. Dillard for TeensReadToo.com
Fantasy writer Garth Nix has created a short story collection for the younger set. Exploring the underworld of rat pirates; adoptions of Earthlings by odd, tentacled aliens; a princess literally searching the belly of the beast; and a brainiac solving the dilemmas of a kindhearted sea serpent, Nix introduces young readers to the possibilities of the imagination between the covers of a book.
ONE BEASTLY BEAST is an excellent choice for the reluctant reader. The full manuscript is around 120 pages, which can make a RR groan. However, each story is only about a quarter of the book, so readers can actually finish a single storyline very quickly. Additionally, illustrator Brian Biggs provides a number of illustrations to kick-start the imaginations of readers who might need a little extra motivation to continue to the end.
Possibly the strongest point regarding the construction of this book, however, is that even though it is a collection of four short stories, Nix still divides each story into chapters, thus giving young readers a taste of chapter books, as well as further dividing the reading challenge into smaller bites for the most reluctant of readers.
For those who are looking for something that will motivate a boy to read, this book will do just that, with pirates, rats, inventors, and aliens. Nix doesnt forget about his young female audience, however; they will love the adventure-seeking princess, penguinmaids, and the super-smart Serena, who saves the day with her bravery and willingness to dig deeper and understand the heart of a vegetarian sea serpent.
Overall, this is a book for every young reader; Nix has scored a fantasy winner with ONE BEASTLY BEAST (TWO ALIENS, THREE INVENTORS, FOUR FANTASTIC TALES).
Army of Ages
For ages humanity has always had one common enemy But what if we were forced to unite to face a greater adversary? It is the dawn of humanity and aliens have crash landed on our planet. Join together to evolve and grow throughout the ages to defeat the dangerous alien race! Watch as humans move from the Stone Age all the way into future ages we have yet to experience! Have a blast evolving and fighting in this awesome defense game! Traffic Run Online.
Overview: It's a battle for the control of the world! Grab a cup and roll the dice - the fate of humanity is in your hands! Rating: Army Vs. Aliens is a fun, quick game with nice mix of light strategy and luck. Who will like it: This is a game that can be enjoyed by casual gamers, looking to spend an evening with something light-hearted, and more serious gamers, in between bigger games. Components: Each side gets a nice plastic dice cup and nine dice. The dice have raised edges and each face is decorated with a decal representing one of the forces.
The third and last game in the Age of War trilogy in the Age of War series. Army of Ages has 5 ages. Rennaissance Age. Army of Ages is different than the first two games because in order to train units, you have to buy buildings that automatically spawn units. You also have to get money by using resource gatherers that will get water from wells and give you money once they return to your base.
The game takes in various ages. Now,show those Aliens who is the dominant ruler of earth through the time! You play as armies throughout the ages.
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