Wilhelmina “Mina” Murray Harker (Dracula) Mina Harker is the protagonist of Bram Stoker’s famous 1897 novel, Dracula, which has been adapted countless times in other media. She is a virtuous young school teacher who is engaged to Jonathan Harker, the attorney who has unwittingly fallen victim to the vampire count and his minions. When Jonathan escapes the count’s castle, Mina joins him in Budapest and marries him there. Then, as husband and wife, they join Professor Van Helsing’s merry band of vampire hunters. Poor Mina! Marrying Jonathan didn’t make her any friend of Count Dracula, who attacks her and infuses her with his own blood, putting Mina through an extraordinary adventure, wavering between her human life and the nether world of her vampire persona. She is not exactly the original “Vampire Slayer”, but it is her use of her detecting talents that leads the boys to Dracula. Upon his death, Mina is free to go back to her proper Victorian role as dutiful wife and mother, and we can be sure she prefers it that way. A little excitement like that goes a long way, but it sure makes a good story for the eventual grandchildren!
Mina Loy (M.O.H.) - a song by Billy Corgan
Candy Apple #27: Miss You, Mina (Denene Millner) - This book is part of our first sweet and sassy Candy Apple summer vacation trilogy! Each book focuses on one girl from a trio, and follows her summer adventure away from her friends. Three girls, three trips, one amazing summer! Willhelmina "Mina" Chestnut loves spending time with her BFFs, Samantha and Liza, in their New Jersey suburb. But this summer, the girls are splitting up, and Mina is attending an art camp in New York City! Mina is dazzled by all the Big Apple has to offer, and enjoys seeing the sights and meeting new people. But a snooty girl at the camp makes Mina miss the comfort of home. How can she survive the big city for a summer without her friends? Maybe by finding them the perfect souvenirs... Recommended for ages 8-11.
Mina Dances for Joy (Leslie D Yoakum) - Mina's mother wants to immerse her in the Chinese tradition of the fan dance. This idea bores Mina. She has much bigger dreams. What will inspire her to learn the dance? "Mina Dances for Joy" is the second in this series of children's books on friendship. This book combines cultural and special needs awareness along with the importance of friendship for motivation and inspiration in life. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Mina Fox Meets the Lady of the Library (Sandra Simpson) - When Mina Fox and her friends arrived at the Twisted Creek Middle School on that first day, they expected to find many new things: a new building, new teachers, new students and middle school experiences. What they didn't expect to find was a ghost in the library and a mystery to solve. Follow the exciting adventures of Mina, Brian and Lexi as they uncover the town's long dead secrets and help the spirit of Amanda Trent find justice. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Mina's Spring Of Colors (Rachna Gilmore) - Mina, 11, enjoys playing computer games and watching TV, and has decidedly mixed feelings about her Indian heritage. She loves her Nanaji (grandfather), but is sometimes embarrassed by his old-fashioned ideas and customs. However, when she overhears the most popular girl at school refer to Nanaji as "a stupid old geek who can't even talk right," Mina is hurt and incensed. She vows to get revenge during her family's annual party celebrating Holi, the Indian festival of color. Instead of squirting Ashley with the traditional harmless colored powders that are the hallmark of the celebration, Mina plans to barrage her foe with a concoction that will leave a more permanent impression. In the end, the scheme backfires, and Nanaji helps his granddaughter to see that her stunt is less about revenge than about coming to terms with her own ambivalent feelings toward him. Recommended for ages 9-12.
My Name Is Mina (David Almond) - Mina loves the night. While everyone else is in a deep slumber, she gazes out the window. In the stillness, she can even hear her own heart beating. This is when Mina feels that anything is possible and her imagination is set free. A blank notebook lies on the table. It has been there for what seems like forever. Mina has proclaimed in the past that she will use it as a journal, and one night, at last, she begins to do just that. As she writes, Mina makes discoveries both trivial and profound about herself and her world, her thoughts and her dreams. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Skellig (David Almond) - David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel is a captivating modern classic. Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage…What is this thing beneath the spiderwebs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael’s world changes forever…Recommended for ages 9-13.
The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt (Patricia MacLachlan) - Minna wishes for many things. She wishes she understood the quote taped above her mother's typewriter:Fact and fiction are different truths. She wishes her mother would stop writing long enough to really listen to her. She wishes her house were peaceful and orderly like her friend Lucas's. Most of all, she wishes she could find a vibrato on her cello and play Mozart the way he deserves to be played. Minna soon discovers that some things can't be found-they just have to happen. And as she waits for her vibrato to happen, Minna begins to understand some facts and fictions about herself. Recommended for ages 8-11.
Famous People Named Mina - Mina Loy (poet); Mina (Italian pop singer)
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Mina - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Mina.