Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame PDF Author: L. L. Samson
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310727960
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

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Linus and Julia Easterday find themselves in the strangest situations. Repeatedly. And it’s their own fault. “How many other kids our age have Natty Bumpo living in their attic?” Linus complains. And yet, how many other twelve-year-olds know Quasimodo and the Count of Monte Cristo personally? It all began when Linus and Julia, fraternal twins, moved in with their Aunt Portia and Uncle Augustus after their lepidopterologist parents journeyed to the newly discovered island of Stu (named after it’s discoverer, Stu Cranston, of Hohocus, New Jersey) for at least five years to study never-before-seen butterflies. Aunt Portia and Uncle Augustus Sandwich run an antiquarian bookshop. Seven Hills Rare Books attracts customers as eccentric as its owners. (If Aunt Portia, who wears a tiara in her fuzzy, apricot colored hair, thick glasses and cowboy boots, can be considered eccentric. We won’t get into Uncle Augustus. He does, however, drink a lot of tea, eat a lot of sandwiches, and tends to talk with Jesus at any time – even if you happen to be standing in front of him.) Seven Hills, housed in a three story stone townhouse, was once a magic shop owned by second-rate magician Harvey Blackstone. What most people who inhabited Rickshaw Street didn’t know was that behind the dusty front window arranged with faded top hats, dusty wands, and scattered cards, Harvey Blackstone conjured up something truly magical. So magical he disappeared one night. About a month after the children moved in with their relatives, they discovered Harvey’s magic laboratory through a hidden door in the closet of the back bedroom of the third floor. A circle had been burned into the middle of the scarred wooden floor. As it happened, Julia decided to read up there one night when she couldn’t sleep. She’d reclined on the couch and fell asleep while reading her Bible and occasionally sneaking a peek at a novel. As happens sometimes, her arm flopped to the side and her book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, dropped onto the floor. At 12:03 a.m., the circle began to glow, then pop and hiss and spark like fireworks. Julia woke with a start. At 12:05 a.m. the sparks settled down and there sat Quasimodo and my goodness, he wasn’t happy at all. Or perhaps he was simply scared to death as he had not yet gotten out of his bell tower and suddenly, poof, there he is in the twenty-first century. How long the visitor stays depends on how fast Julia can read the book, cover to cover. If it’s a doozie like Les Miserables, matters can get quite sticky, and believe you me even the shorter books give the twins a great deal of trouble. Imagine having the Frankenstein monster around even for just a day. The bulk of the story is the children’s: how they deal with a raging sea captain in present day, how they manage to get a hunchbacked recluse into the sunshine or a babbling Danish prince to the psychiatrist – and what lessons they take into life.

Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame PDF Author: L. L. Samson
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310727960
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

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Linus and Julia Easterday find themselves in the strangest situations. Repeatedly. And it’s their own fault. “How many other kids our age have Natty Bumpo living in their attic?” Linus complains. And yet, how many other twelve-year-olds know Quasimodo and the Count of Monte Cristo personally? It all began when Linus and Julia, fraternal twins, moved in with their Aunt Portia and Uncle Augustus after their lepidopterologist parents journeyed to the newly discovered island of Stu (named after it’s discoverer, Stu Cranston, of Hohocus, New Jersey) for at least five years to study never-before-seen butterflies. Aunt Portia and Uncle Augustus Sandwich run an antiquarian bookshop. Seven Hills Rare Books attracts customers as eccentric as its owners. (If Aunt Portia, who wears a tiara in her fuzzy, apricot colored hair, thick glasses and cowboy boots, can be considered eccentric. We won’t get into Uncle Augustus. He does, however, drink a lot of tea, eat a lot of sandwiches, and tends to talk with Jesus at any time – even if you happen to be standing in front of him.) Seven Hills, housed in a three story stone townhouse, was once a magic shop owned by second-rate magician Harvey Blackstone. What most people who inhabited Rickshaw Street didn’t know was that behind the dusty front window arranged with faded top hats, dusty wands, and scattered cards, Harvey Blackstone conjured up something truly magical. So magical he disappeared one night. About a month after the children moved in with their relatives, they discovered Harvey’s magic laboratory through a hidden door in the closet of the back bedroom of the third floor. A circle had been burned into the middle of the scarred wooden floor. As it happened, Julia decided to read up there one night when she couldn’t sleep. She’d reclined on the couch and fell asleep while reading her Bible and occasionally sneaking a peek at a novel. As happens sometimes, her arm flopped to the side and her book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, dropped onto the floor. At 12:03 a.m., the circle began to glow, then pop and hiss and spark like fireworks. Julia woke with a start. At 12:05 a.m. the sparks settled down and there sat Quasimodo and my goodness, he wasn’t happy at all. Or perhaps he was simply scared to death as he had not yet gotten out of his bell tower and suddenly, poof, there he is in the twenty-first century. How long the visitor stays depends on how fast Julia can read the book, cover to cover. If it’s a doozie like Les Miserables, matters can get quite sticky, and believe you me even the shorter books give the twins a great deal of trouble. Imagine having the Frankenstein monster around even for just a day. The bulk of the story is the children’s: how they deal with a raging sea captain in present day, how they manage to get a hunchbacked recluse into the sunshine or a babbling Danish prince to the psychiatrist – and what lessons they take into life.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame PDF Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553903985
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

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In the dark world of medieval Paris, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral heroically fights to save the life of a beautiful Gypsy girl about to be unjustly executed. Told with simple vocabulary and set in large type, this adaptation of the classic tale is perfectly suited for young readers.

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame PDF Author: Victor Hugo
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Languages : en
Pages : 476

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Etc

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Etc PDF Author: Victor Hugo
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Languages : en
Pages : 498

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Complete Hapgood Translation)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Complete Hapgood Translation) PDF Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074844536
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 525

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Complete Hapgood Translation)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional table of contents. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris, "Our Lady of Paris") is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831. The French title refers to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, on which the story is focused, and it is also a metaphor for Esmeralda, who is the center of the human drama within the story. The story begins on Epiphany (6 January), 1482, the day of the Feast of Fools in Paris, France. Quasimodo, a deformed hunchback who is the bell-ringer of Notre Dame, is introduced by his crowning as the Pope of Fools. Esmeralda, a beautiful Gypsy with a kind and generous heart, captures the hearts of many men, including those of Captain Phoebus and Pierre Gringoire, a poor street poet, but especially those of Quasimodo and his adoptive father, Claude Frollo, the Archdeacon of Notre Dame...

Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame PDF Author: Tim Kelly
Publisher: I. E. Clark Publications
ISBN: 9780886803636
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Languages : en
Pages : 76

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame PDF Author: Deanna McFadden
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402745753
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 162

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An abridged retelling of the tale, set in medieval Paris, of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and his struggles to save the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmaralda from being unjustly executed.

The Hunchback of Notredame

The Hunchback of Notredame PDF Author: Hugo Victor
Publisher: BPI Publishing
ISBN: 8184974531
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a story of unrequited love written by Victor Hugo. Esmeralda is a beautiful young gypsy who captures the hearts of many men. Captain Phoebus – a handsome soldier, Pierre Gringoire – a poor struggling poet, Claude Frollo – the Archdeacon of Notre Dame, and Quasimodo – a hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame, are all in love with Esmeralda. But her heart beats for Captain Phoebus. The story takes a dramatic turn when Esmeralda is arrested and sentenced to death for murdering Phoebus. At the time of her execution, Quasimodo rescues her and takes her into the Notre Dame cathedral. There, he protects her and even fights with Frollo, his adoptive father, to save her. This is a gripping story of spiritual love. The stylish realistic illustrations in the book are edgy and contemporary but not without the charm that is essentially classic!

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame ... Translated ... with a Sketch of the Life and Writings of the Author; by Frederic Shoberl. A New Edition, Revised

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame ... Translated ... with a Sketch of the Life and Writings of the Author; by Frederic Shoberl. A New Edition, Revised PDF Author: Victor Hugo
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Pages : 494

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La Esmeralda; or, the Hunchback of Notre Dame

La Esmeralda; or, the Hunchback of Notre Dame PDF Author: Victor Hugo
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Category : France
Languages : en
Pages : 386

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