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Title:
The power twins
Author:
Follett, Ken.
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Uniform Title:
Power twins and the worm puzzle
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow Junior Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
90 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Uncle Grigorian, who turns out to be an alien, takes the Price twins and their cousin Tubs to the capital of the Galactic Empire, where they serve as unbiased arbitrators in the Worm War.
General Note:
Previously published as: The power twins and the worm puzzle. London : Abelard-Schuman, 1976.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780688087234

9780688087241
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Summary

Uncle Grigorian, who turns out to be an alien, takes the Price twins and their cousin Tubs to the capital of the Galactic Empire, where they serve as unbiased arbitrators in the Worm War.


Summary

Uncle Grigorian, who turns out to be an alien, takes the Price twins and their cousin Tubs to the capital of the Galactic Empire, where they serve as unbiased arbitrators in the Worm War.


Author Notes

Ken Follett was born in Wales, United Kingdom on June 5, 1949. He received an Honours degree in philosophy from University College, London. He began his career as a newspaper reporter for the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. He decided to switch to publishing and worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director.

His first bestselling novel, Eye of the Needle, was published in 1978 and won the Edgar Award. His other works include Triple, The Key to Rebecca, The Man from St. Petersburg, Lay Down with Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, The Third Twin, The Hammer of Eden, Code to Zero, Whiteout, World Without End, The Century Trilogy, and A Column of Fire. Many of his novels have been adapted into films and television miniseries. He has won numerous awards including the Corine Prize in 2003 for Jackdaws. His nonfiction works include On Wings of Eagles.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Ken Follett was born in Wales, United Kingdom on June 5, 1949. He received an Honours degree in philosophy from University College, London. He began his career as a newspaper reporter for the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. He decided to switch to publishing and worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director.

His first bestselling novel, Eye of the Needle, was published in 1978 and won the Edgar Award. His other works include Triple, The Key to Rebecca, The Man from St. Petersburg, Lay Down with Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, The Third Twin, The Hammer of Eden, Code to Zero, Whiteout, World Without End, The Century Trilogy, and A Column of Fire. Many of his novels have been adapted into films and television miniseries. He has won numerous awards including the Corine Prize in 2003 for Jackdaws. His nonfiction works include On Wings of Eagles.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-- Fritz, Helen, and their cousin Tubs discover Uncle Grigorian really isn't human when they visit his farm in Wales. He has recruited the three children to give an unbiased judgment on an interplanetary dispute. With the special ``powers'' he has given them, the twins and Tubs learn that both sides want to exploit a newly discovered planet inhabited by huge, gentle worms. After traveling to the worm planet and being captured by a traitor, the trio figures out that the whole planet is alive and communicates with the gigantic intelligence. The straightforward plot is accessible, and the scientific concepts are clearly presented. Each of the three main characters is a fully developed individual with likable faults and believable powers. In this, it succeeds better than the Asimovs' ``Norby'' series (Walker) with which it shares the rare quality of being real science fiction for young readers. An exciting jacket will attract readers who are unaware of Follett's reputation as an adult author. --Carolyn Caywood, Virginia Beach Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-- Fritz, Helen, and their cousin Tubs discover Uncle Grigorian really isn't human when they visit his farm in Wales. He has recruited the three children to give an unbiased judgment on an interplanetary dispute. With the special ``powers'' he has given them, the twins and Tubs learn that both sides want to exploit a newly discovered planet inhabited by huge, gentle worms. After traveling to the worm planet and being captured by a traitor, the trio figures out that the whole planet is alive and communicates with the gigantic intelligence. The straightforward plot is accessible, and the scientific concepts are clearly presented. Each of the three main characters is a fully developed individual with likable faults and believable powers. In this, it succeeds better than the Asimovs' ``Norby'' series (Walker) with which it shares the rare quality of being real science fiction for young readers. An exciting jacket will attract readers who are unaware of Follett's reputation as an adult author. --Carolyn Caywood, Virginia Beach Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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