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ISBN: 9780765338440384 Pages, Ages 12-18
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The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson's New York Times bestselling epic teen adventure is now available in paperback.
More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity's only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.
As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013
ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Audie Audiobook of the Year Finalist, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year, Apple iBooks Best of the Year, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, YALSA Teens' Top Ten, Arkansas Teen Book Award ML, NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY, Audie Award Finalist
"Boring?" Joel demanded, stopping in place. "You think the1888 Crew-Choi duel was boring?"
Michael shrugged, stopping and looking back at Joel."I don't know. I stopped reading after a page or so."
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
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