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Ursula Le Guin is one of the foremost children's authors of the 21st Century; her Earthsea Books are enduring classics. 'Earthsea [is] one of the most deeply influential of all twentieth century fantasy texts' (The Encyclopedia of Fantasy). 'Any new book by Ursula Le Guin is a large event in my personal reading life' (Margaret Mahy). 'Told with shimmering lyricism, this coming-of-age saga will leave readers transformed' (Booklist). THE OTHER WIND has sold more than 65,000 copies to date.

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Ursula Le Guin has won many Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as a National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Newbery Honor and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. She is one of ther world's most beautiful and powerful writers.

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In Powers, the third book in Ursula K. Le Guin's Annals of the Western Shore series, a slave boy named Gavir struggles with his ability to see into the future and encounters familiar faces from the previous books. (Harcourt, $17 512p ages 14-up ISBN 9780-15-205770-1; Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Gr 7 Up-Gavir, a 14-year-old slave in a noble household in Etra, one of the city-states in Le Guin's vividly imagined country, the Western Shore, is troubled by visions that may or may not foretell future events. Kidnapped in early childhood from the northern Marshes, set apart by his darker skin and hooked nose, endowed with a prodigious memory, Gavir is educated to become the scholar who will teach the family's children and their slaves. Protected by his elder sister, Gavir accepts his lot, unable to imagine any other life. Trusting his masters implicitly, he is blind to the danger that enslavement poses to his beautiful sister. When she is raped and killed by the second son of the household, Gavir walks away from the city, crazed with grief. He continues to walk for three years, passing through a wild forest into the Marshlands where he was born. He meets a variety of people along the way, some protective, some threatening, each one contributing to his quest to discover who he is and where he belongs. Hunted by an old enemy from Etra, Gavir returns to the forest to rescue a small girl he met there. In a thrilling escape sequence, he carries her to freedom. He finds a home with Orrec, Gry, and Memer, heroes of Gifts (2004) and Voices (2006, both Harcourt). Le Guin uses her own prodigious power as a writer to craft lyrical, precise sentences, evoking a palpable sense of place and believable characters. This distinguished novel belongs with its predecessors in all young adult collections.-Margaret A. Chang, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Her worlds have a magic sheen . . . She moulds them into dimensions we can only just sense. She is unique. She is legend * THE TIMES *
[Le Guin had] the heart of a poet who knew all too well the difference between miracle and eureka, revelation and revolution * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
She is unparalleled in creating fantasy peopled by finely drawn and complex characters * GUARDIAN *
Le Guin's storytelling is sharp, magisterial, funny, thought-provoking and exciting, exhibiting all that science fiction can be * EMPIRE *
Told with shimmering lyricism, this coming-of-age saga will leave readers transformed * BOOKLIST *

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