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Have sword, will travel

by Nix, Garth,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 17 of 17 copies
Available (17)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Fiction J NIX
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J NIX
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Fiction J Nix
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Children Fiction
 
Call Number  J Nix
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Kiosk j FICTION Nix
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Kiosk
 
Call Number  j FICTION Nix
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Nix
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j FICTION Nix
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Fiction J NIX
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Children Fiction
 
Call Number  J NIX
 
 
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC NIX
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC NIX
 
 
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Fiction J NIX
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J NIX
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF NIX Garth
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JF NIX Garth
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j NIX Garth
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  j NIX Garth
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC NIX
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  J FIC NIX
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J NIX
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/J NIX
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j NIX
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j NIX
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv Fic Nix
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  Juv Fic Nix
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F NIX
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J F NIX
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j NIX
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j NIX
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC NIX
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC NIX
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG NIX
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Middle Grade
 
Call Number  MG NIX
 
 
Summary

From New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, a chivalrous adventure featuring a very unlikely knight, an admirably stubborn girl, and a talking sword.

It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it's buried. And it's REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk.

Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight -- a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a PERFECT knight -- but she's not the one with the sword.

Finding Biter is only the start -- boy, girl, and sword must soon go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form, in this new fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Eleanor: bold, sharp, filled with dreams of adventure and knighthood. Odo: a little timid, a little unsure, not particularly fond of thinking about the future. But alas, when the two tweens stumble upon an enchanted sword, it's Odo who cuts himself on it and is granted instant knighthood by the sword itself. The sword, whose name happens to be Biter, has no problem talking and fighting, although he does seem to be having a little trouble remembering his clearly illustrious past. At any rate, domineering Biter, reluctant knight Odo, and sullen squire Eleanor have a quest to complete if they want to save their kingdom if they can figure out who they're fighting. This first series installment is a true-blue errant-knight tale, complete with dragons, sassy enchanted objects, and a destiny that comes before anyone is ready. In this world, knighthood is given regardless of gender; it eludes Eleanor not because she's a girl but because of bad timing. Hand to just about any middle-grader looking for a swashbuckling adventure.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The discovery of an intelligent enchanted sword offers unexpected adventure for two children. When friends Odo and Eleanor find the sword called Biter, awakening it from a centuries-long slumber in the river, they're not prepared for what comes next: Biter "claims" Odo as his new owner and dubs him a knight, despite Odo's reservations and Eleanor's desire to become a hero. Nevertheless, all three set out to discover why their village's river threatens to run dry, an adventure that offers ample opportunities to confront evil and hone their skills. Nix and Williams (the Troubletwisters series) offer a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek adventure featuring memorable heroes, an entertaining premise, and not one but two magical swords with way too much personality. "Fine steel such as myself must be cared for and protected," Biter informs the children. "As well as a scabbard, I will require sandpaper and tung oil, and a sharpening block, and..." (Biter's dialogue appears in an Old English font, making it read all the more portentously.) It's a enjoyable spin on the age-old hero's journey, filled with action and humor. Ages 8-12. Agent: Jill Grinberg, Jill Grinberg Literary Management. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Swords -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) -- Juvenile fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Juvenile fiction.
Dragons -- Juvenile fiction.
Swords -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Action and adventure fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Williams, Sean, 1967- author.
Language English
Notes Map on lining papers.
Description 274 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780545259026
0545259029
9780545259071
054525907X
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