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The Devil's Banshee
The Devil's Intern Series Book #3
by Donna Hosie

Trade Binding | 366 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823436507 | 10-01-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: TENTH | Age: 15 up

Themes: Fantasy, Death, Dying & Grief, Love & Romance
Recommendations: K*

CCSS Codes:
L.11-12.1, 1a, 3, 3a, 4, 4a, 4b, 5, 5b, 6
SL.11-12.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.11-12.4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9a, 10
RL.11-12.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10

About the Book

Team DEVIL is back—this time, led by the indomitable Viking prince Alfarin to wrest a banshee from her hiding place in the Nine Circles of Hell.

Ever since The Devil's wife left him to "go find herself," the overlord of Hell has had a hard time replacing her. As his dreamcatcher, she protected all realms of the afterlife by filtering his most insidious imaginings.

Now, The Devil thinks he's found a viable substitute in Elinor Powell, the kindest of the four teen friends known as Team DEVIL.

Team DEVIL will do anything to protect Elinor—especially Alfarin, the bighearted Viking prince who loves her. But the only way to save her is to find The Devil's wife—a banshee who has concealed herself somewhere within the Nine Circles of Hell.


★"Series fans will be thrilled by this screamingly funny return to Hell."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Analyze the impact of Donna Hosie's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of the story, including where a story is set, how the action is ordered and how the characters are introduced and developed. RL.9-12.1, 3, 5

2. Discuss the conflicts in The Devil's Banshee. What forces, ideas, interests, values and institutions oppose each other? What decisions must the characters make? Between what two things are the characters deciding? What do these things represent? RL.9-12.1, 3

3. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings. Analyze the impact of specific word choices on the meaning and tone of the story. RL.9-12.1, 4

4. Analyze how the author draws on and transforms the epic poem, Dante's Divine Comedy. RL.9-12.9