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War of the Worlds (Paperback)

Author:  Charlotte (ADP) Fullerton Screenplay By:  Dwayne McDuffie
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0545177154
ISBN-13: 9780545177153
Sku: 211016210
Publish Date: 9/1/2009
Pages:  94
Age Range:  11 to 14
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No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. (from the first line)
Ben, Kevin, and Gwen must prevent an alien invasion by the HighBreed by allying themselves with the Plumbers helpers, some of whom are Bens sworn enemies. *Author: Fullerton, Charlotte (ADP) *Series Title: Ben 10 Alien Force Chapter Book *Publication Date: 2009/09/01 *Number of Pages: 94 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 3-4 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75
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Ben, Kevin, and Gwen must prevent an alien invasion by the HighBreed by allying themselves with the Plumbers' helpers, some of whom are Ben's sworn enemies.
Annotation:
The book was written in two parts: "The Coming of the Martians", which details the Martians' landing and conquering; and "The Earth Under the Martians", which is a post-apocalyptic account of the Martians' reign and their subsequent vanquishing by microbes which they are unprepared for. Mars, and the possibility of life on it, had apparently intrigued Wells for some time. In an interesting aside, as Bernard Bergonzi notes in his "Early H. G. Wells", the author also had some fun writing scenes in which the aliens destroyed characters modeled on his neighbors. Adapted by Orson Welles and Howard Koch for the notorious 1938 Halloween radio broadcast, this story sent hundreds of frenzied families onto the highways in an attempt to escape the alien threat.

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New York Times
"Mr. Wells's dramatic power is of the strongest, and though 'War of the Worlds' deals with death, desolation and ruin, he has known how to manage a terrible topic in a clever and ingenuous way. What are we after all in the great cosmogony, but ants?...Take any convulsion of nature, as an earthquake, and how weak and impotent man is. Perhaps that is the lesson Mr. Wells may wish to impart. We are, after all, but the weakling lords of this world." 04/02/1989
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Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeMinimum Age:   07
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0094
Product attributePublisher:   Scholastic Paperbacks
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