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With Alanna: The First Adventure, veteran fantasy author Tamora Pierce has created a lively, engaging heroine who will charm middle-school readers with her tomboyish bravado and have them eagerly searching for the next book in the Song of the Lioness series. Like Brian Jacques's tales of Redwall, this popular quartet is an entertaining fantasy series for younger teens. (Ages 10 to 13) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gr 5-8-Actress Trini Alvarado, known for her roles in such films as Little Women and Paulie: A Parrot's Tale, superbly narrates this unabridged audio version of Alanna: The First Adventure (Atheneum, 1983), the first book in the popular The Song of the Lioness quartet. Tamora Pierce's story of Alanna, a girl of noble birth who disguises herself as a boy in order to become a knight, is a spirited fantasy/adventure that is only made more captivating by Alvarado's lively performance. Alvarado brings Alanna's determined, yet at times insecure character to life. By utilizing several accents, she deftly distinguishes the many supporting characters from one another. The quality of the audio is clear, and the reading is well paced. Pairing Alvarado's vocal talents with Pierce's well written and engaging story makes this a quality audiobook worthy of inclusion in any audio collection.-Lori Craft, Downers Grove Public Library, IL
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
This is book 1 in the Song of the Lioness series. Going into it, I knew it was a story for kids, about a girl who wants to become a knight one day and has to pretend she's a boy... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Nime
If you're on the fence about buying this book (or the series) for a young book-lover you know, don't be: BUY IT. And then go buy Tamora Pierce's other book series. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jessica L. Blair
Actual Rating: 3.5 / 5
Confession: This isn't the first book I've read from the Song Of The Lioness Quartet. Read more
Amazing read for anyone, I've had my own copy of this quartet for years and have read them more times than I can count. Empowering and heartfelt.Published 1 month ago by Chelsea
One of the few books from my childhood that holds up to a reread 25 years later. I love this series.Published 1 month ago by catnip
Song of the Lioness is one of my all-time favorite series. It is one of my staple comfort reads, and I re-read it at least once or twice a year. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kris