Polly and the One and Only World

Polly and the One and Only World

Don Bredes / Jan 21, 2020

Polly and the One and Only World Don Bredes s new young adult YA fantasy is called Polly and the One and Only World Don s first novel Hard Feelings was an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in a New York

  • Title: Polly and the One and Only World
  • Author: Don Bredes
  • ISBN: 9780989983891
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • Don Bredes s new young adult YA fantasy is called Polly and the One and Only World Don s first novel, Hard Feelings, was an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 1977, a New York Times Notable Book, and a 20th Century Fox feature film Polly and the One and Only World is set in a much diminished future America called the Christian ProtectorateDon Bredes s new young adult YA fantasy is called Polly and the One and Only World Don s first novel, Hard Feelings, was an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 1977, a New York Times Notable Book, and a 20th Century Fox feature film Polly and the One and Only World is set in a much diminished future America called the Christian Protectorates, a poor country ravaged by coastal flooding, drought, and cataclysmic social upheaval The story features 15 year old Polly Lightfoot, a maiden witch of rich heritage and tender ability in the craft When the story opens, Polly is forced to flee New Florida, where she has taken temporary refuge to escape a military purge of the country s infidels, pagans, and followers of false creeds With the help of her steadfast familiar, Balthazar, a raven, and her brave teenage companion, Leon, Polly undertakes an epic journey from the deep south to the wild north to be reunited in Vermont with her family and to save her ancient craft from obliteration.Don Bredes is a versatile, visionary novelist His frightening, vividly realized depiction of our stricken land in the stifling grip of fundamentalists offers young readers a galvanizing motive for preventive action Gloomy though Polly s world may be, her story does not make use of the horrific realism found in dystopian novels like Cormac McCarthy s The Road, or even in Suzanne Collins s Hunger Games Rather, Polly and the One and Only World gives young readers a vision of a future that will inspire them to appreciate their own freedom and their own ability, today, to work for positive social and political change.

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    About "Don Bredes"

      • Don Bredes

        I am a freelance writer of novels, essays, and screenplays and a teacher of writing and contemporary literature I live in the hills of northern Vermont.I earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of California at Irvine and an AB in English Composition from Syracuse University I have been a Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University, and I ve been awarded grants for my fiction by the Vermont Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.My first novel, HARD FEELINGS Atheneum, 1977 , was an American Library Association Best Book in 1977 and a 20th Century Fox film release in 1982 My published work includes four other novels, MULDOON Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982 , and my Hector Bellevance mystery suspense trilogy, COLD COMFORT Harmony Books, 2001 , THE FIFTH SEASON Three Rivers Press, 2005 , and THE ERRAND BOY Three Rivers Press, 2009 My new novel, an edgy young adult fantasy called POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD, will be released in October by Green Writers Press Those who may be interested in my writing may visit my Web site, my Don Bredes page on Facebook, or my Author s Page at I ve published short stories, essays, and book reviews in a variety of publications, including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, and Paris Review Two of my screenplay adaptations have been independently produced and released internationally as feature length films, Where the Rivers Flow North, starring Rip Torn and Michael J Fox, and A Stranger in the Kingdom, with an ensemble cast including Ernie Hudson and Martin Sheen They re available on DVD.When I m not writing or teaching, I like to cook, garden mostly vegetables , read, play tennis, hike, birdwatch, fly kites, look at the stars and galaxies, fish for trout, ride my mountain bike, snowshoe, and cross country ski, as the seasons permit.


    440 Comments

    1. Don Bredes is a practitioner of his own peculiar magick, creating for his readers a wholly original world that combines elements of the present, the near future, the distant past, and the purely fantastical – a potent combination. Bredes’ compelling storyworld, at once familiar and exotic, captures our imagination and thrusts us forward into an America that is post-catastrophe, if not quite post-apocalypse. Readers of Polly and the One and Only World are in for quite a ride as they journey n [...]


    2. First off, I am not a fan of dystopian literature. But I AM a fan a young adult literature, so I read this with a very open mind. Overall, I found the story and characters interesting and compelling. I'd like to know more about Polly's life in Florida before this story takes place, and I'd love a sequel, too. I'll be recommending this to a friend of mine who knows far more about magick and spells than I do.


    3. When I first read the summary of the book I was captivated by the fact that a main religion was going to be placed as the evil motivation. Although Christianity in historical truth has done some damage to the world's people there are just as much Christians who have been good so it threw me for a loop when there was almost no one Christian in the book that even tried to help out the protagonists, which was a bit disappointing to me. The main factors that I enjoyed in the book was the teaching of [...]


    4. Deeply disappointing. Poor character and world-building. Head whipping changes in plot without adequate transitions. I can't in good conscience recommend it to anyone. I hate writing reviews that sound this mean, but this book has earned it. I only wish I could remember where I saw the good review of this book that caused me to purchase it for my library. I'd like to hold them accountable for the waste of tax-payer money.


    5. Danielle and Laila- please read and recommend to your respective library's patrons! Great YA (or anyone) fantasy tale. Quick and engrossing. Sure, written by our awesome friend Don, who is the only person on this planet to occasionally correct my father's grammar. Sequel any time soon?


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