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Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Sign me up! Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Beyond the Books — a place where we talk about books, books and more books. Search Search. Beyond the Books. The Interview Thank you for this interview, Mike. What do you love most about writing middle grade fantasy than any other genre?
If you had three words to describe Rupert Starbright, what would they be? Mike: Compassionate, tenacious, clever. Mike: He can be impetuous. He also belches at inappropriate times.
Are there any love interests for Rupert? Open your book to page 69, what is happening? How long did it take you to write this book? I understand you are a filmmaker, too. What films have you produced? Where did you grow up and were you encouraged to be a writer? What tip can you give aspiring middle grade or fantasy aspiring authors? Thank you so much for this interview, Mike.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 10, Kathleen Kat Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s-books , children-s-fiction , fantasy-adventure-fiction , science-fiction-and-fantasy , young-adult-fiction. In a world of technology, it seems like using your imagination has become a thing of the past.
Long forgotten are the days where children roamed streets and neighborhoods, using whatever they dreamed up in their minds to fulfill their time and make lasting memories that are fondly looked back on.
Now once more, things like a hippoboatamus, spark-lighters, sweet meeki-meeki pudding, fish keys, blue fire, and even Illuminors are becoming real things in the minds of kids and the characters in Mike In a world of technology, it seems like using your imagination has become a thing of the past. Now once more, things like a hippoboatamus, spark-lighters, sweet meeki-meeki pudding, fish keys, blue fire, and even Illuminors are becoming real things in the minds of kids and the characters in Mike DiCerto's novels for young adults.
In The Adventures of Rupert Starbright series, it takes active and vivid imaginations to empower the characters of Rupert Starbright and his guide and protector Dream Weaver as they continue their adventures in book 2, The Secret of My-Myst. The power lies in their ability to imagine anything is possible and the more detailed and vivid it is in their minds, the more real it becomes. Only the children of Far-Myst can fully harness that kind of imagining abilities, because it often fails in adults.
There are also good and bad sides to possess the ability to imagine. When they arrive, they find his home strangely empty as well as most of the town's inhabitants. As they wonder just where everyone has gone, they don't realize that they are being spied on by Quix and Xerxs, who were hired by Murkus to befriend the two.
However as Rupert is using the outhouse before going to sleep, he is kidnapped by Quix and Xerxs.
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As he manages to outwit them and run back toward the house, he finds that Dream Weaver has vanished. In fact they inform him that Dream Weaver may in fact be a traitor, since they are on a special request from Queen Chroma as spies. They learn that Rupert and Dream Weaver were headed to Flowseen in hopes of helping get Rupert back home so he can help heal his grandmother from her sickness. It was the very reason Rupert arrived in Far-Myst was searching for a cure for coffus.
The medicine his mother was getting from the doctor wasn't helping, so he flew away with Pie O'Sky in search for a cure. But when he learns that there maybe a cure that Xerx and Quix know about that might help, he wonders just how much Dream Weaver, the gardener was really telling him.
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The two convince Rupert that Dream Weaver was lying to him and has abandoned him, leaving him behind in Story with no cure and no way home. So who is really telling the truth?
Should Rupert believe these two? Was Weaver really a liar and a traitor? Where was he? Why would he give him the Illuminor and leave? I would suggest you also pick up Rupert Starbright :The Door to Far-Myst, the first book in the series first, to help you get an understanding of the magical and imaginative world that Mike has created. Having read the first one, I couldn't wait to see what happened to Rupert Starbright.
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Mike's imagination and ability to weave a story compares to the authors like Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and bit of Dr. Seuss combined. The characters are believable and the use of imagination makes me fondly remember what its like to be a kid again. I find myself lacking in the areas of imagination as an adult and know that children possess that unique talent to believe that anything is possible if you but only imagine it.
If you have a young child, then this is the perfect bed time story series for them.