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    DescriptionOld ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer. Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet--especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world. Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to Plague, but that doesn't mean she's safe--government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors--and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader's son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument.... Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as the more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend, "Shadows Cast by Stars" is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs.


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    Title
    Shadows Cast by Stars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Catherine Knutsson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781442401914
    ISBN 10: 1442401915
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI, F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFH
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    BIC subject category V2: YX
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    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: YFG
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV039000
    B&T Approval Code: X18300000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV053000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV030090, JUV058000
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    LC classification: PZ7.K7873 SH 2012
    BISAC V2.8: JUV059000
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YFH, YFG, YX, YFE
    Publisher
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers
    Imprint name
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers
    Publication date
    05 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Catherine Knuttson lives on Vancouver Island, on which the fictional Island of her novel is based. She divides her time among teaching, singing, and writing. Like her narrator, she is a member of the Metis nation. Shadows Cast by Stars" is her debut novel.
    Review quote
    "Knutsson's narrative is ambitious, twining together Pacific Northwest mythology, standard post-apocalyptic tropes and a coming-of-age story inflected with romance. Readers of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian will recognize the harsh realities portrayed, albeit within the science-fictional framework. Knutsson's language is often atmospherically beautiful.... an absorbing read populated by characters hardly ever found in teen novels."--"Kirkus Reviews"