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The Guardian of Isis Library Binding – April, 1982


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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum (April 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689309023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689309021
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,269,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Years have passed on Isis, but life has gone backward, not forward. Under their leader, Mark London, the settlers have abandoned the technological knowledge of their forefathers. Upper Isis is now a forbidden zone, and the history of the first inhabitants from Earth has been replaced by myth. But one inquiring young man yearns to know the truth, and soon he gets the chance to find it. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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An internationally-renowned children’s author, Monica Hughes was a master of science fiction and fantasy writing. She was the recipient of numerous awards and was the author of The Isis Trilogy and A Handful of Seeds. Monica Hughes passed away in 2003. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eddie Karlsen on July 23, 2003
Format: Library Binding
Monica Hughes was the start of my love with science fiction. The Isis trilogy was my introduction to her work and stand out as the best work for young adults. I was eleven when I decided to read The Keeper of the Isis Light; I was hooked. Although all three are superb pieces of work, the Guardian (book two) is the peak of the trilogy. A great story of hardship, taboos, speaking out against authority, a reluctant hero and a beautiful girl worth risking your life for, and much more.
Before her passing (too soon!) Monica wrote many other books and all are excellent pieces of work. Start with the Isis series and I guarantee you will want to read them all. I know I have.....
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By RayGun on December 27, 2013
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definitely an awesome sequel to Keeper of the Isis Light... this is not to far ahead into the future... but those that were kids in the the first book are now grandparents in this one... and I love how her books aren't just awesome stories... which they are... but there always seems to be something that you can take away like when you're done you just feel wiser... which may sound a little silly but i just love Monica Hughes' books... this story is how Mark London from the first let his anger at being lied to and apparent fear of Olwen twist him into a tyrannical president who has forbidden any technology or machines to be used and in fact has managed to erase any memory of such from his people... they think the world around them is taboo and only their valley is safe to live in... but one boy Jody has vision of the world being so much more and of course is eventually turned out... but it turns out to be the best thing to ever happen to him because with the chance to leave the home he's always known he finally gets to learn the truth...
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