Quintessence

Quintessence[PDF / Epub] ☆ Quintessence By Jess Redman – Heartforum.co.uk Three months ago, twelve year old Alma moved to the town of Four Points Her panic attacks started a week later, and they haven t stopped even though she told her parents that they did Every day she fe Three months ago, twelve year old Alma moved to the town of Four Points Her panic attacks started a week later, and they haven t stopped even though she told her parents that they did Every day she feels less and less like herself Then Alma meets the ShopKeeper in the town s junk shop, The Fifth Point The ShopKeeper gives her a telescope and this message Find the ElementsGrow the Light Save the Starling That night, Alma watches as a star a star that looks like a child falls from the sky and into her backyard Alma knows what it s like to be lost and afraid, to long for home, and with the help of some unlikely new friends from the Astronomy Club, she sets out on a quest that will take a little bit of astronomy, a little bit of alchemy, and her whole self Quintessence is a stunning story of friendship, self discovery, interconnectedness, and the inexplicable elements that make you you.

At age six, Jess Redman published a poem entitled I Read and Read and Read All Day in a local anthology She knew then, reading her printed words in a real book, that she wanted to be an author when she grew upShe spent the next couple of decades doing things like surviving middle school, traveling around the world, becoming a therapist, and having two kids She wrote the whole timeThen one day, she realized that she was probably an official grown up and it was time to try to get someof her words printed in real booksHer middle grade debut, THE MIRACULOUS, was published by FSG Macmillan on July , , and her second middle grade, QUINTESSENCE, comes out on May , She still reads and reads and reads all dayVisit her at jessredman or Twitter JessRed or on FaceBook at facebook pg JessRedmanBooks.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB Starling That night, Alma watches as a star a star that looks like a child falls from the sky and into her backyard Alma knows what it s like to be lost and afraid, to long for home, and with the help of some unlikely new friends from the Astronomy Club, she sets out on a quest that will take a little bit of astronomy, a little bit of alchemy, and her whole self Quintessence is a stunning story of friendship, self discovery, interconnectedness, and the inexplicable elements that make you you."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Quintessence
  • Jess Redman
  • English
  • 04 September 2017
  • 0374309760

10 thoughts on “Quintessence

  1. Stephanie says:

    QuintessenceBy Jess RedmanWow I am not one to be without words but I couldn t actually speak for a while after I finished this book It could be because I stayed up until three in the morning to finish it but it isbecause I was blown away by how wonderful this story was I can t help but think I am so very fortunate to be among the first to experience this delightful gift Jess Redman has crafted a fantasy tale for the ages and I don t think it s too much to say that children will be read QuintessenceBy Jess RedmanWow I am not one to be without words but I couldn t actually speak for a while after I finished this book It could be because I stayed up until three in the morning to finish it but it isbecause I was blown away by how wonderful this story was I can t help but think I am so very fortunate to be among the first to experience this delightful gift Jess Redman has crafted a fantasy tale for the ages and I don t think it s too much to say that children will be reading this for many years to come Alma has moved from her beloved home, a place that was familiar and cozy to a new town, Four Points, which is hard and cold and NOT home She begins experiencing panic attacks and anxiety related to the move and she retreats into herself and away from her family The way she writes this element of Alma s life is brilliant As a parent of a child with anxiety and someone who deals with it to a certain extent I can say she TOTALLY nailed it right down to the fumbling response of her worried parents Anyone who has ever dealt with anxiety will see in Alma a kindred spirit.Through a series of mysterious encounters and coincendences, Alma finds herself in the school s Astronomy club with Hugo the quiet gifted student, Shirin the popular girl, and Dustin the loudmouth bully It soon becomes clear that the mission of this club isthan studying the stars they have to save one, and fast.I think this book is right up there with The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles Of Narnia for spinning a tale of another world beyond our own and showing readers that the true magic is within us all This is a long book but readers will not be able to put it down I highly and I mean HIGHLY recommend this book for readers from 4th grade on up, lovers of fantasy, readers with anxiety, and anyone who enjoys a fantastical tale of the quintessence in us all

  2. Patrick says:

    Loved, loved, loved Must read Wow What a story

  3. Moonkiszt says:

    Jess Redman has come up with an empowering book for middle grade readers Alma, who leads the way in this tale, has issues Some from within, and some have been foisted upon her by a move out of the home she loved and where she was comfortable The new place is ok, but it s new, and that s not comfortable.This is a tale that describes other problems cropping up in Alma s world panic attacks, for one A difficult time making and keeping friends, for another In the meantime she s made one of th Jess Redman has come up with an empowering book for middle grade readers Alma, who leads the way in this tale, has issues Some from within, and some have been foisted upon her by a move out of the home she loved and where she was comfortable The new place is ok, but it s new, and that s not comfortable.This is a tale that describes other problems cropping up in Alma s world panic attacks, for one A difficult time making and keeping friends, for another In the meantime she s made one of the biggest discoveries of her life and she needs to talk to someone Like magic, someone pops up.and then there is the friend thing.Quintessence had me from the first page Very enjoyable, and satisfying solutions all around without sacrificing family, friends or truth about irregularities in the human condition Alma and the reader are assured those irregularities and Quintessences are not mutually exclusive Everyone has something with which they must deal or manage or maneuver And, BONUS , everyone has their own version of Quintessence.4.5 stars, rounded up with hope for that which is being sought.A sincere thanks to Jess Redman, Macmillan Children s Publishing Group, and NetGalley for an ARC to read and review

  4. Kathie says:

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an eARC of this book.5 big stars for my newest heart print read I sat down to read it at just the right time, and it deeply touched me with how sensitively the author handled Alma s anxiety As someone who also deal with mental health issues, I loved watching Alma s growth and the wonderfully supportive friends and adults who appeared throughout the story many with sage advice that I took to heart The story is filled with magic, and yet I was so Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an eARC of this book.5 big stars for my newest heart print read I sat down to read it at just the right time, and it deeply touched me with how sensitively the author handled Alma s anxiety As someone who also deal with mental health issues, I loved watching Alma s growth and the wonderfully supportive friends and adults who appeared throughout the story many with sage advice that I took to heart The story is filled with magic, and yet I was so pleased that it didn t cure or fix Alma, but brought together a cast of unlikely characters that had to learn to work together to return a star to its rightful home This book has friendship, hope, light, and wonderful storytelling I highly recommend this story for readers who struggle with anxiety Like The Spinner of Dreams by K.A Reynolds, and How To Make Friends With The Sea by Tanya Guerrero, Quintessence is an important book to add to the conversation about mental health

  5. Malayna Evans says:

    Jess Redman has done it again Quintessence is beautifully written, loaded with magic, and bursting with personality I cheered Alma through every page She deepened my understanding of anxiety while keeping me cheering her determination and kindness Terrific read

  6. Amber says:

    Overall, I felt seen by the anxiety representation in this work Additionally, I needelemental magic in my life with realistic story as the base.Spoiler Free Review amberinoface.wordpress.com 2020 07 14I received an ecopy of this book through Netgalley however, my opinions are my own. Overall, I felt seen by the anxiety representation in this work Additionally, I needelemental magic in my life with realistic story as the base.Spoiler Free Review amberinoface.wordpress.com 2020 07 14I received an ecopy of this book through Netgalley however, my opinions are my own.

  7. ThatBookGal says:

    Such a beautiful, unique and whimsical book Full review on the blog Such a beautiful, unique and whimsical book Full review on the blog

  8. Alicia Bayer says:

    This is perhapsproof that you can t judge a book by its cover, as I m absolutely in love with this cover My youngest daughter and I have been reading this as a bedtime book for what seems like forever but we ve finally just put it aside and started another book While the main character is likeable and the premise is exactly our sort of bedtime material a sad, lonely girl sees a star child fall from the sky and must team up with some other misfit children to help the star child , it is This is perhapsproof that you can t judge a book by its cover, as I m absolutely in love with this cover My youngest daughter and I have been reading this as a bedtime book for what seems like forever but we ve finally just put it aside and started another book While the main character is likeable and the premise is exactly our sort of bedtime material a sad, lonely girl sees a star child fall from the sky and must team up with some other misfit children to help the star child , it is so slow moving From the description, I now know that she suffers from panic attacks, but it s written so that we had no idea what her episodes were It was so vague that I wondered if they were anything from seizures to dissociative episodes They were always referred to in a secretive, vague sort of way as things that had happened that she was embarrassed about and hiding from her family.The book is just very long and very, very slow moving We re at about 1 3 and very little has happened yet This could be a great fit for a kids to read on their own, especially if they are fast readers It s not working as a read aloud though and we ve shelved it, at least for now.Digital ARC provided by Net Galley

  9. Rebecca Balcárcel says:

    Speculative fiction for middle graders Uprooted from her hometown and suffering from panic attacks, young Alma has lost her confidence, her sense of adventure, and her sense of self Nothing her parents suggest is helping, and it s especially hard to adjust to a new school when a bully keeps shouting that you re a weirdo Only a special quest and new friends can start Alma toward renewal To shout down her inner critic and embrace her potential will take courage, collaboration, and a lot of bik Speculative fiction for middle graders Uprooted from her hometown and suffering from panic attacks, young Alma has lost her confidence, her sense of adventure, and her sense of self Nothing her parents suggest is helping, and it s especially hard to adjust to a new school when a bully keeps shouting that you re a weirdo Only a special quest and new friends can start Alma toward renewal To shout down her inner critic and embrace her potential will take courage, collaboration, and a lot of biking around in the dark A wise guide and an ancient book come in pretty handy, too This book stirs supernatural and fantastical elements into the heretofore normal life of a sixth grader The dash of magic helps Alma find her true self and boldly shine Her inner and outer journeys parallel each other, and the mission to help someone that is at the heart of the quest kept me turning the pages Readers will enjoy the theme of friendship and the distinctness of each character They ll also relate to Alma, a girl who goes from self doubt to self assurance It was a joy to see Alma come into her own

  10. Heather says:

    As bright and magical as a falling star, Quintessence is a beautifully told story that collided with my heart and set it aglow.

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