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ISBN: 9780545258975
Author: Nix, Garth/ Williams, Sean
Publisher: Scholastic Pr
Published: May 2011
Retail: $16.99    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: In a world secretly under attack by the Evil forces that are kept at bay by Warden protectors, Jaide and Jack move in with their Warden father and grandmother before discovering their own abilities as young Wardens who are eventually charged with saving humanity. 100,000 first printing.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Siblings
Library of Congress Subjects:
Magic; Fiction.
Brothers and sisters; Fiction.
Twins; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2011015765
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Troubletwisters
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Target Grade: 3-4
Grade level: 3-4
Physical Information: 1.25" H x 125.00" L x 6.25" W
Bargain Category: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Growing Up, Middle School, Science Fiction, Upper Elementary
Grade level(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Contributor Bio(s):
Garth Nix is the New York Times best-selling author of the Seventh Tower series, as well as the acclaimed novels SABRIEL, LIRAEL, and ABHORSEN. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.

New York Times-bestselling author Sean Williams lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of over sixty published short stories and twenty-two novels, and has written several novels in the Star Wars universe.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
Twelve-year-old twins Jack and Jaide move in with Grandma X after their house is mysteriously destroyed. The kids learn they're "troubletwisters," whose "Gifts" will help defeat "The Evil." Viewpoint switches between the twins (seemingly randomly) as the story moves along. Readers will have to look to a sequel for answers about the magical world Nix and Williams are building. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 March #1)

In this enjoyable romp, first in a planned series, 12-year-old twins Jaide and Jack Shield, who have just had their house blown up under mysterious and possibly magical circumstances, are unceremoniously shipped off to spend time with their eccentric Grandma X. There, they soon discover that they are "trouble-twisters," apprentice magicians just coming into their powers and, thus, wildly dangerous. Grandma X's job is to train them and to keep them safe both from themselves and from "The Evil," a monstrous force from another universe that is trying to conquer our world by telepathically taking over individual creatures, melding them into what looks like "a giant worm... made up of rats and cockroaches and red ants and other nameless insects, all with white eyes and all stuck together, crawling and writhing like a single creature." When "The Evil" proves stronger than expected, the twins are left to defeat the monster unaided. Although not a particularly original offering in the "magical children destined to take on powerful foes" genre, it should still prove satisfying to a wide range of middle school readers. Ages 8–12. (May)

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