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The hunger games companion : the unauthorized guide to the series / Lois H. Gresh.

Gresh, Lois H. (Author).
Book Book (2011.)
Description: viii, 248 p. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011.
1 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Saugus YA Nonfiction YA 813.6 Gresh (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Children's Nonfiction Children's 791.4372 Hunger (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/07/2018

  • ISBN: 9780312617936 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0312617933 (pbk.)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Doomsday predictions: a timeline to the apocalypse -- The Hunger Games trilogy: surviving the end of the world -- Repressive regimes and rebellions: could the Hunger Games be real? -- Hunger: starving in the Districts -- Tributes: gladiators in the arena -- Weapons: how tributes survive -- Torture and execution: what a way to go -- The nature of evil: President Snow and his cronies -- Killer kids: how responsible are they? -- Hype over substance: a mirror of modern times -- Theseus and the Minotaur: parallels -- Survival instincts and strategies: does Katniss know what she's doing? -- Medicines and poisons: simple and complex -- Muttations and other hybrids: birds, beasts, and roses -- More weird science: a brief roundup.
Summary: "For all those who adore Katniss and Peeta, and can't get enough, this companion guide to the wildly popular Hunger Games series is a must-read and a terrific gift--especially with the film version hitting theaters in March 2012. Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Twilight Companion, the book takes fans deeper into the post-apocalyptic world created by Suzanne Collins--an alternative future where boys and girls are chosen from twelve districts to compete in "The Hunger Games," a televised fight-to-the-death. When sixteen-year-old Katniss learns that her little sister has been chosen, Kat steps up to fight in her place--and the games begin. This unathorized guide takes the reader behind the stage. The Hunger Games Companion includes fascinating background facts about the action in all three books, a revealing biography of the author, and amazing insights into the series' major themes and features--from the nature of evil, to weaponry and rebellions, to surviving the end of the world. It's everything fans have been hungering for since the very first book! This book is not authorized by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic Press or anyone involved in the Hunger Games movie"--Provided by publisher.
Citation: Gresh, Lois H. "The hunger games companion : the unauthorized guide to the series." New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011.

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