City of Light, City of Dark (Paperback) by * AviCity of Light, City of Dark (Paperback) by * Avi

City of Light, City of Dark (Paperback)

by* AviIllustratorBrian Floca

Paperback | November 26, 2013

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Avi's ground-breaking graphic novel gets a stunning new cover to celebrate its twentieth anniversary!

Two kids fight to save their city from eternal winter in this gripping fantasy by Newbery Medalist Avi, illustrated by three-time Sibert honouree Brian Floca.

The Kurbs give people light and warmth to establish a city, on one condition: The people must return the Power every year or risk losing the city - forever. This system works for centuries until evil Mr. Underton tries to steal the Power. If he succeeds, the Kurbs will take back the City, reducing it to a dark and frozen tundra. It's up to Carlos and Sarah to find the Power - housed in a subway token - and keep the City safe, despite secrets of Sarah's history that are entwined with the token. What ensues is a race against darkness. A race against the lies of the past. And most of all, a race against time.

AVI's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for Crispin: The Cross of Lead and Newbery honours for Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at www.avi-writer.com. BRIAN FLOCA is the author ...
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Title:City of Light, City of Dark (Paperback)Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.98 × 6.05 × 0.62 inPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545398800

ISBN - 13:9780545398800

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Praise for City of Light, City of DarkA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age*"Avi and Floca dynamically convey a timeless tale of good versus evil. Brilliantly parodying the superhero cartoons of old, this . . . is sure to be a hit with reluctant readers and advanced readers alike." -Publishers Weekly, starred review*"It's a great story, full of characters facing Dickensian moral dilemmas and Vernian grand adventures, a villain one can hiss, and a fantastic flight over and through the City . . . an urban fantasy for middleschool readers who enjoy the 'what ifs' of imagination." -VOYA, starred review