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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 book alone is possibly one of my top 5 favorite books of all time since the very time I read this. Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. Lee
I purchased this book to read with my daughter. We both enjoyed this story and read the other books in this series in rapid succession.Published 14 days ago by David G Burlingame
I loved this whole series. Was an awesome story to read. The characters are likeable and easy to relate to. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Danielle B
I love Alanna and all she stood for in this series. She is strong and brave and everything every girl and woman wants to be. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shelbi
Alanna, the First Adventure is book one of the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce, which follows Alanna of Trebond. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Loren Weaver
I actually own several copies of Alanna: The First Adventure, and have loved the book since I was a kid. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marilag
I read this book for the first time in elementary. I have reread it and the rest of the quartet numerous times over the years. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Juanita Coel
I really loved this book. I barely red this book in 2014 and its still one of the best books I've red in awhilePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Alanna: The First Adventure is one of those novels that everyone tells you about. Apparently, a lot of women read this as middle graders and found it genre-breaking, and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Elizabeth M. Wade