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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mark Zug
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Original edition (2012, Feb 7th).
This bind-up of the first three John Carter of Mars books is an ideal 100th anniversary keepsake.Ever since A Princess of Mars was published in 1912, readers of all ages have read and loved Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series. Now, 100 years later, this brand-new bind-up contains the first three classic John Carter of Mars books: A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and The Warlord of Mars. Featuring an Introduction by Bruce Coville and illustrations from three classic fantasy illustrators—Mark Zug, Scott Gustafson, and Scott Fischer—this collection is an incredible value and will be treasured by existing and new fans.Don’t miss the new John Carer anthology, Under the Moons of Mars! This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, or authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Luke Ross
Publisher: Marvel (2012, Feb 15th).
If you thought all the action on Mars began with John Carter's arrival - are you in for a shock! John Carter: World of Mars is the official prequel to the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures blockbuster film releasing March 2012, and reveals the shocking events that transpire before the hotly anticipated motion picture! Plus it features some of the greatest characters ever conceived by Edgar Rice Burroughs! Dejah Thoris has her hands full with the malicious Sab Than, would-be ruler of Zodanga, who sees kidnapping the princess of Mars as a short-cut to winning the thousand year war between his people and her city of Helium. Meanwhile Tars Tarkas is caught between the desires of the female he loves and his best friend, who needs Tars' help to become Jeddak of the Tharks . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Disney Editions (2012, Feb 7th).
This adaptation will not only give readers an amazing novelization of the upcoming John Carter film, but also the original text of A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars was the first book to feature John Carter, led to an eleven-book series featuring his adventures, and was also the basis for the 2012 movie! The movie John Carter tells the story of a war-weary former military captain during the Civil War, who is inexplicably transported to Mars. He quickly (and reluctantly) becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet. The adaptation, written by Stuart Moore, wonderfully brings the movie's otherworldly action and adventure to the page, while keeping the themes of family, planetary survival, and loyalty at heart. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Artist Arthur
Publisher: Kimani; Original edition (2011, Jul 19th).
A lot can change in a few months. Jake Palmer is living proof of that. In a short time, the onceshy loner has discovered his incredible supernatural abilities and forged a tight bond with his fellow Mystyx. What's morehe's fallen for his best friend, Krystal. And fallen hard.Still, some things remain the samelike the jocks who keep bullying him. Even though they have no idea how powerful Jake has become. And while he tries to follow Krystal's advice, he may not be able to keep his cool much longer. But there are bigger problems ahead, because the darkness that's been hovering nearby is about to descend on the town of Lincoln, Connecticut. And when it does, the Mystyx will learn who to trust, who to fear and just how much is at stake . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (2012, Feb 7th).
Celebrate 100 years of John Carter of Mars with this all-new collection of original stories and art!Readers of all ages have read and loved Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series since the first book, A Princess of Mars, was published in 1912. Now, in time for the 100th anniversary of that seminal work, comes an anthology of original stories featuring John Carter of Mars in brand-new adventures. Collected by veteran anthology editor John Joseph Adams, this anthology features stories from titans of literature such as Peter S. Beagle and Garth Nix and original art from Mark Zug, Charles Vess, and many more—plus an introduction by Tamora Pierce and a glossary of Mars by Richard A. Lupoff.Illustrations are by prominent artists Meinert Hansen, Charles Vess, John Picacio, and more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (2011, Apr 19th).
It's always been just Kate and her momand her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworldand if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.Kate is sure he's crazyuntil she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability