Making it available in book form to a larger public is a great gift to Cambodian studies. Svay is an admirable, thoroughly professional ethnography of a rice-growing village and its people, as Ebihara observed them so astutely in — Now it can also be read as a fond, crisply written, and indispensible eulogy for a badly damaged, disappearing way of life. Title Svay. Subtitle A Khmer Village in Cambodia. Authors May M.
Publisher Cornell University Press. Imprint Southeast Asia Program Publications. Title First Published 15 February Format Hardcover.
ISBN Reference no. Publication Ithaca, United States. Main content page count Illustrations 29 tables, 6 maps, 2 diagrams, 1 chart 1 charts. At the end of the book, Alex encounters the Masked Man without his mask and becomes convinced he is the twins' deceased father, John Bailey. Beyond the Kingdoms is the fourth installment in the series and was published on July 7, The book begins with the Bailey twins chasing the Masked Man, who they believe is their late father.
Alex is going through mood swings, in which her hair would float above her head and her eyes would glow. She has a hard time controlling her emotions which cause her to attack many people, including her family and friends. Alex then was 'un-godmothered' and kicked out of the fairy council for insisting that the Masked Man should be one of their highest priorities. Alex loses her temper and her control of her magic and shoots at the fairy council with lightning before vanishing.
She arrives at the Giant's castle which Mother Goose is staying in. Later on, at Red and Froggy's wedding, Morina the beauty witch arrives and claims to be Froggy's first lover and the one who cursed him to live as a frog. She also threatens to harm Red if he doesn't leave with her. Froggy chose to leave with her, as Morina is a very powerful entity. Meanwhile, Conner gets beaten up by the Masked Man in the library as he attempts to steal books. Conner ripped off his mask, so everyone else can be convinced that he is their father.
That night, Alex wishes to speak with her late grandmother, who sends an angelic moth of memories from the stars to tell Alex the true story of the Masked Man: he's their uncle Lloyd.
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Conner's old friend Trix the fairy has stolen a book from his grandmother's possession. Apparently, what Lloyd attempted to steal was a Portal Potion, which could transport anyone into any book created. The ingredients to the potion contain a branch from the oldest tree in the woods, a feather from the finest pheasant in the sky, a liquefied lock and key that belonged to a true love, two weeks of moonlight and a spark of magic.
Alex then confronted that the Masked Man was their uncle and not their father.
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Conner said she was crazy, but Mother Goose said that it was true and it was their grandmother's final wish for her to not tell. The group then have to travel into the literature stories and attempt to stop their uncle before he recruits an army of literary villains. After they escape and meet up in the land of Oz, they realize Lloyd has sent armies to destroy the kingdoms and that they need to go home for supplies.
They leave for the Otherworld on a cliffhanger — they will not go into any published stories, but into Conner's own short stories to make a literary army of their own. An Author's Odyssey is the fifth installment in the series and was published on July 12, When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, finding allies no one else could have ever dreamed of, and also recovering many memories they had made in the fairy-tale world, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror. Conner and Alex spend moments in Conner's short stories ranging from battling pirates to racing in an ancient pyramid filled with a thousand zombie mummies with the story's main protagonist.
Conner went with his mother, Charlotte Bailey, in one of those adventures. The Snow Queen and the Sea Witch planned to give a handful of dust made from a magic mirror created by demons to Alex whereas only one piece of the dust turned the Enchantress into what she became. It was a curse which was believed by the witches-unbreakable. The sixth and final book in the series, titled Worlds Collide , was released on July 11, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters—heroes and villains—are no longer confined within their world.
With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. After a prologue in which Conner, now 80, is celebrating his birthday at a bookstore, and realises he doesn't know what happened to Alex, and begins reading his last book. The story starts with Alex, still under the witches' control, wreaking havoc at the New York Public Library.
There are a few mishaps at the airport, such as Red buying a mirror at a gift shop, but they get on the plane safely. When they arrive, the Book Huggers, sitting in a restaurant, see Conner and tell their parents. However, Conner ducks and the parents don't see him. Then as Conner's group attempts to make it into the library, a homeless man who had helped them earlier for money leads them to a subway tunnel that was abandoned in the '20s and heads directly under the library. While there, they hear from other homeless people and realize a portal between the worlds is going to open up in the library.
They break into the library and see Alex, currently under Morina's control, and the witch keeps them quiet. While sleeping, Conner gets a message from Alex saying that she wants him to kill her so she can "return to magic" and break free from the curse. The Book Huggers rescue Conner and the gang. Meanwhile, Alex is causing more chaos against her will. Alex is not affected by the curse in the story, and they see their father. Alex then gets emotional to the point the curse disintegrates and they leave. They then repair New York and a week later, meet the president.
They explain to her to safeguard the Land of Stories book to ensure a catastrophe never happens again like that of the Literary Army. The series ends with 65 years later where Conner, now 80, is going to be relocated to a retirement home because his children believe he is crazy. He then exits to the Fairy Tale world.
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The series ends with Charlie hearing a sound and going to the attic and seeing the Land of Stories book shine. Five companion books to the series have been published. Colfer recorded his audio book using his own voice. On June 13, , it was announced that Twentieth Century Fox is developing a film adaptation of the first book, The Wishing Spell , with Colfer directing and writing the screenplay.
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Svay, A Khmer Village in Cambodia
Religion 6. The Life Cycle 7. Political Organization 8. Relations of the Village with the Surrounding World 9. May M. Ebihara , May Mayko Ebihara.
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Edited by Andrew C. Introduction by Judy Ledgerwood. Southeast Asia Program Publications. Making it available in book form to a larger public is a great gift to Cambodian studies. Svay is an admirable, thoroughly professional ethnography of a rice-growing village and its people, as Ebihara observed them so astutely in — Now it can also be read as a fond, crisply written, and indispensible eulogy for a badly damaged, disappearing way of life.