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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.
When I was younger I was going through a rather rough time. The only solace I had was in my books, Alanna and all the others helped me through so much. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Lindsey
It's not hyperbole to say that Tamora Pierce is one of the most amazing writers whose work I've read. Heck, she's one of the most amazing writers ever! Read morePublished 29 days ago by poogie
This is a book for middle-school. I thought it was for teens. Amazon needs to sort this kind of stuff out.Published 1 month ago by Amazon-er
This book alone is possibly one of my top 5 favorite books of all time since the very time I read this. Read morePublished 1 month 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Danielle B