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!Download ⚆ The Book of Story Beginnings ♶ Kristin Kladstrup s wonderfully transporting fantasy featuring a ship full of orphaned pirate children, a pair of warring royals, and plenty of magic potions is sure to thrill all those who dare turn its pagesOscar Martin was fourteen when he mysteriously disappeared from his Iowa farmhouse home in JuneHis sister claimed Oscar had rowed out to sea but how was that possible There is no ocean in Iowa When, nearly a century later, Lucy Martin and her parents move from their city apartment to that same farmhouse in Iowa, it is not long before Lucy discovers the strange and dangerous BOOK OF STORY BEGININGS And it s not long before Oscar reappears in a bizarre turn of events that sends the two distant relatives on a perilous journey to save Lucy s father This remarkable debut fantasy novel is a thrilling page turner as well as a tribute to the writer s craft The Lost Boys: A Family Ripped Apart by War a pair of warring royals The Sizzling Spanish (Horrible History Magazines, and plenty of magic potions is sure to thrill all those who dare turn its pagesOscar Martin was fourteen when he mysteriously disappeared from his Iowa farmhouse home in JuneHis sister claimed Oscar had rowed out to sea but how was that possible There is no ocean in Iowa When Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting nearly a century later Ya no quedan junglas adonde regresar Lucy Martin and her parents move from their city apartment to that same farmhouse in Iowa Pure Genius : Dan Sullivan's Lifetime Focusing System for Total Self-mastery it is not long before Lucy discovers the strange and dangerous BOOK OF STORY BEGININGS And it s not long before Oscar reappears in a bizarre turn of events that sends the two distant relatives on a perilous journey to save Lucy s father This remarkable debut fantasy novel is a thrilling page turner as well as a tribute to the writer s craft My daughter I started reading this book together, and we couldn t put it down for about the first third of the book But the middle slowed way down and my daughter lost interest and finally asked if we could stop reading I finished the book on my own Great beginning, slow middle, decent ending My daughter I started reading this book together, and we couldn t put it down for about the first third of the book But the middle slowed way down and my daughter lost interest and finally asked if we could stop reading I finished the book on my own Great beginning, slow middle, decent ending I started it in October 2011, lost interest and then reread it this time finishing in April 2012.The beginning chapter or so was ok It just got boring though I loved the premise, but it wasn t well executed Neither main character was interesting to me, and the action felt pointless.I guess it wasn t for me. Beware you writers who write within Be mindful of stories that you begin For every story that has a beginningMay have a middle and an end.Know this, too, before you write Though day must always lead to night,Not all beginnings make good tales Some succeed, while others fail This book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now My sister picked it up at a thrift store because the cover was neat and the story sounded intriguing I agreed and planned to read it It s taken a while Beware you writers who write within Be mindful of stories that you begin For every story that has a beginningMay have a middle and an end.Know this, too, before you write Though day must always lead to night,Not all beginnings make good tales Some succeed, while others fail This book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now My sister picked it up at a thrift store because the cover was neat and the story sounded intriguing I agreed and planned to read it It s taken a while, but I finally have The beginning of this was really interesting and the concept of it fascinating A book where you write a story beginning that comes true It s a neat concept, particularly since you don t write the full story and sometimes it gets away from you While I enjoyed this overall, it didn t quite live up to its potential or its beginning for me The continuation of the story beginnings, and their endings in particular, fell a bit flat The end of the novel itself was a bit lacking Also, I don t like how clueless a lot of the adults were Yes, some adults are clueless, but I don t like how this is presented in a lot of children and middlegrade books that I ve read It makes the story less real, which makes it less enjoyable for me This was good, but has not jumped to my list of favorites This was my favorite book as a child and was the book that first really got me into reading It was also the first book I ever wrote fanfiction for, back when I was so young I wasn t allowed on the computer and didn t even know what fanfiction was I would recommend this to elementary middle schoolers that like fantasy, different worlds and time travel This was my favorite book as a child and was the book that first really got me into reading It was also the first book I ever wrote fanfiction for, back when I was so young I wasn t allowed on the computer and didn t even know what fanfiction was I would recommend this to elementary middle schoolers that like fantasy, different worlds and time travel Lucy loves her life in New York, so when her parents say that they are moving to Iowa, she is very disappointed She s going to move into her old aunt s house Her aunt had recently died, but while she was alive she was very much into magic She had believed that her older brother Oscar had vanished because of it when she was very young One of Lucy s aunt s items of study was an old book called the Book of Story Beginnings So when Lucy finds the book and mystical things start happening around Lucy loves her life in New York, so when her parents say that they are moving to Iowa, she is very disappointed She s going to move into her old aunt s house Her aunt had recently died, but while she was alive she was very much into magic She had believed that her older brother Oscar had vanished because of it when she was very young One of Lucy s aunt s items of study was an old book called the Book of Story Beginnings So when Lucy finds the book and mystical things start happening around the house, adventures begin and magic is around every corner I found this book interesting I usually don t go for fantasy books but this one had a well written plot and ongoing themes The descriptions were very good for visualization and the characters were very exaggerated in a good way of course The reasons I gave this book 3 stars were that the book lulled in some places The writing would be very engaging in some areas and a little less in others Also, I m not very much of a magic type person myself, but that s personal preference All in all though, I would recommend this book Welcome my fellow Book Dragons to Saturday s Child Our Gem this evening is a beautiful bit of Sea Glass that was found by my middle Grandnestling in her school library She gave it to me and suggested I study it, as she found it quite beautiful and interesting and said it held her attention so thoroughly that she asked Father Christmas to bring her one of her very own And as Father Christmas is also a Book Dragon, he did so This is Gem Maker Kristin Kladstrup s Book of Story Beginnings.Thi Welcome my fellow Book Dragons to Saturday s Child Our Gem this evening is a beautiful bit of Sea Glass that was found by my middle Grandnestling in her school library She gave it to me and suggested I study it, as she found it quite beautiful and interesting and said it held her attention so thoroughly that she asked Father Christmas to bring her one of her very own And as Father Christmas is also a Book Dragon, he did so This is Gem Maker Kristin Kladstrup s Book of Story Beginnings.This is the tale of Lucy Martin who, along with her family, moves to her father s ancestral home in Iowa She finds out that her father s Uncle Oscar disappeared when he was 14 But this was not an ordinary disappearance He disappeared in a row boat on an ocean that appeared on the Iowa farm house grounds If you know your geography, you know that cannot be possible Iowa being where it is and oceans being where they are.Lucy is determined to find out the how and why and wherefores She discovers a magic notebook Apparently whatever Oscar wrote in the notebook became reality Oscar reappears, but is distraught when he realizes his family and everyone he knew is dead Ms Kladstrup handles this very nicely and shows that while we do not pick our family, we can certainly choose who we treat as family.Lucy then realizes things she has written in the notebook have now put her own family in danger She needs Oscar to help her navigate The Book of Story Beginnings to save her family Will they succeed Or will Lucy, like Oscar, have to wait another century for someone to help her find her way back I can see why my Grandnestling loved this book It is full of adventure, kindness, melancholy, danger and magic All the things that draw nestlings to a good story Nestlings wrestle with their emotions and imaginings It is stories like this one that help them work those out, deal with them and sometimes cause the occasional nestling to grow up to be a Gem Maker and Dragon Feeder themselves.This book is currently available onfor some pretty amazing prices Kindle is approximately 5.00, Hardback 1.99, and Paperback 1.25 If you would love to send your nestling on a high adventure, it s relatively low cost to do Why not do it today Until tomorrow, I remain, your humble Book Dragon, Drakon T LongwittenI borrowed this book from my Grandnestling My name is Lucy, and I love learning about my family s history My great aunt left her farmhouse to my father, and she even mentioned me in her will Her brother Oscar disappeared in a rowboat back in 1914, and he was never seen again However, no one believed her story that he had rowed the boat out into a sea, since they lived in the middle of nowhere on an Iowa farm My aunt believed I could help solve the mystery, so I ve been looking for clues ever since we arrived My dad looked at her not My name is Lucy, and I love learning about my family s history My great aunt left her farmhouse to my father, and she even mentioned me in her will Her brother Oscar disappeared in a rowboat back in 1914, and he was never seen again However, no one believed her story that he had rowed the boat out into a sea, since they lived in the middle of nowhere on an Iowa farm My aunt believed I could help solve the mystery, so I ve been looking for clues ever since we arrived My dad looked at her notes on alchemy, but now he s disappeared I think it has something to do with a story I started in the book, except Oscar just reappeared The book must let stories play out on their own, which means Oscar and I now find ourselves in the middle of an adventure The plot began as I expected with Oscar returning from his ordeal, however the rest of the book included enough twists to keep things interesting A key element of the story involved a king and a queen who couldn t live together The king loved cats and the queen loved birds, so you can imagine the problems this created The plot addressed the concepts of parental relationships and what it takes to have happy marriages Oscar and Lucy s parents had similar issues, since the spouses seemed so different from each other, just like the king and queen There were many character transformations, beginning with Oscar s return from being a cat You d think Lucy and Oscar could have written happy endings to the book s stories, but the book wouldn t let that happen The kids didn t fully understand how the book worked, so that made its magic unpredictable The king was magical and impulsive, so his behavior provided surprises too Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this book, since I d never heard of the author and didn t really know what to expect You ll like it if you enjoy magic and cats the cats are especially important to the plot I suggest you give the book a shot I enjoyed reading this book, it is about Lucy and her family moving to a new home and then she discovers a magical book that belonged to her great Aunt Lavonne that Oscar used to go to a different world Then Lucy starts going on adventure trying to get Oscar back It s a very interesting book to read that will keep you wanting to read some. I was really intrigued at the start this book Lucy and her parents move into an old farmhouse in Iowa that her father had inherited from his Aunt There is an air of mystery about the place because several decades ago, Lucy s uncle, Oscar, disappeared when he was just a teen His sister, Lavonne, reported seeing him row off into the night in a boat into an ocean that had sprung up in the middle of Iowa out of nowhere Of course, no one believed her.When Lucy finds Oscar s journals and his Book I was really intrigued at the start this book Lucy and her parents move into an old farmhouse in Iowa that her father had inherited from his Aunt There is an air of mystery about the place because several decades ago, Lucy s uncle, Oscar, disappeared when he was just a teen His sister, Lavonne, reported seeing him row off into the night in a boat into an ocean that had sprung up in the middle of Iowa out of nowhere Of course, no one believed her.When Lucy finds Oscar s journals and his Book of Story Beginnings, she realizes that it may have something to do with Oscar s disappearance After all, Oscar had written the beginnings of a story about a boy who suddenly sees an ocean in his yard, and gets in a boat and rows off.but then what It s only a book of story BEGINNINGS not middles or ends.One day Lucy s father is in the attic, tooling around with some his Aunt s alchemy potions Suddenly, a cat becomes human Oscar has reappeared, and Lucy s father becomes a raven and flies out the window The adventure begins and I was all in, but then.The story lost its oomph It became confusing and a little weird First, Lucy s father disappears for several days and everyone just thinks he s run off because he was fighting with his wife Then there s a disturbing scene where cats massacre dozens of birds This would be enough to give kids nightmares It went on a little long and while there was some closure, it waslike a long sigh than a firm nod