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Aldo's Fantastical Movie Palace

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In the Darkness of this Theater, Anything Can Happen The family's broken-down theater has always been a safe place for Chloe. There, no one can see the scars that line her face—scars her inventor father accidentally caused, leaving even deeper wounds between them. In the darkness she meets Nick, a boy with his own hurts. While Nick isn't the most pleasant companion, a rocky friendship is formed over their love of films. Soon the two are working on a movie script about a fantastical world—one that suddenly comes alive on the screen. Chloe and Nick are transported into an adventure beyond what they ever imagined, filled with dragons, magical pools, and a sinister vapor that threatens to destroy everyone. But when tragedy strikes, Chloe must find the courage to step out of the shadows and find what she’s always longed for.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 18, 2012 – Friesen (The Last Martin) pens a fantasy adventure with touches of magical realism in this novel about 14-year-old Chloe and her new friend, Nick. Chloe, ridiculed as Scarface by her classmates after an accident caused by her inventor father, has become a loner, retreating to the projection room of the movie theater her mother runs. Nick, a blind boy with a secret, moves to town. They begin to work on a screenplay about the magical land of Retinya and are transported there. Vaepor, an evil, shape-shifting cloud, is destroying the beautiful country and enslaving its people. Every year they are forced on a pilgrimage to a special pond that wipes their memories away, and by this act Vaepor maintains his hold over them. Secholit, their former leader, enlists Chloe to help them remember. One problematic aspect of the narrative is that readers know only what Chloe knows about Retinya. Her charming helpers in Retinya are almost as mystified as she is, and they too must struggle in confusion with her to the ending, which comes together in a satisfying way. Readers will also have to hang in there for enlightenment. Ages 11 up.
Aldo's Fantastical Movie Palace
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  • $3.99
  • Level: Grades 4-7
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Religion
  • Published: Jul 24, 2012
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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