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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.
Highly entertaining and we'll written. Tamara Pierce is a wonderful author.Published 19 hours ago by tiger357
Great introduction to the Tamora Pierce world of Tortall. Young people, magic, and growing up. Usually aimed at what is now known as YA, these books are all good for adults too.Published 1 month ago by L. Dalzell
Perfect! As described, arrived on time and well packaged! Product is well made and loved by a 3rd grader who reads at 6th grade advanced level.Published 1 month ago by Happy Camper
Story of a girl that wanst to be a knight so she trades places with her twin brother. It follows her first year in the school desguised as a boy and how she copes.Published 1 month ago by Reader
My daughter could not stop reading it...I guess that says it all...😄😄😄Published 1 month ago by marcus
A good tween read, geared more for girls. In my opinion the author pushes the "girls can do anything boys can" agenda a little too hard. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Karen Davis