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Circles in the Stream (Avalon Web of Magic, Book 1) Paperback – July 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 500L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; First Edition edition (July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 043922165X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439221658
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,433,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rachel Roberts is the author of Avalon: Web of Magic. She revised the entire 12-book series for this republication. She lives in Southern California.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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This story combines two elements irresistible to many girls of a certain age: animals and magic. When animals at a local wildlife preserve begin showing up injured, Emily, daughter of the new vet in town, soon finds that she is one of a trio of girls who are the animals' only hope. Singer/actress Mandy Moore's performance is uneven, marring, more than helping, the book. She is at her best when she uses her natural voice, which can be expressive and believable. However, the voice she creates for Ozzie, an elf trapped in a ferret's body, is whiny and hard to listen to. Her voice also tends toward a whine when she's attempting to convey emotions like anger and fear. Still, the book's appeal will help many listeners forgive this flaw. A.F. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Rachel Roberts adores magic, adventure, animals, and music. Rachel is an devoted campaigner with animal rights and protection of wild places organizations. Rachel's has been reading ever since she could first carry a book and enjoys getting lost in a fantastic story. Rachel has been a writer as well as a editor her entire career. Rachel says the majority of concepts for her stories and characters appear on lengthy hikes. She brings a little notepad, just for jotting down thoughts. Afterward at her house Rachel builds on the ideas together with feline friends, Attila and Raider. She also is in love with music, playing the piano, flute, as well as learning to play guitar.

Avalon: Web of Magic is Rachel's very first series of novels.

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I'm totally reading the second book.
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This is a great fantasy novel with everything young girls would enjoy.
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I can't wait to read the next book once it is released.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD
With motion picture appearances, two platinum solo albums, and being dubbed one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25," you'd think 17-year-old Mandy Moore didn't have many more mountains to climb. Well, she just scaled another with her fluent, compelling reading of this fantasy adventure.
Three girls, not the least bit alike, are all drawn to a secret place deep in the woods. First, there is Emily whose parents have divorced prompting a move for Emily and her Mom form home in Colorado to a small town in Pennsylvania. New school, new kids, new everything. Yuck!
Her Mom is a vet and Emily enjoys helping in the animal hospital. Then one day a badly burned animal that resembles a cat is brought in. Emily is afraid because she has never seen an animal so dreadfully injured nor has she ever seen an animal that looked like this. Most astounding of all: she believes the animal spoke.
Puzzled and uncertain, Emily goes to the wildlife preserve where the animal was found in the hope of finding some answers. Once there she finds astounding animals, all peaceful but searching. She also meets Ariadne who is shunned by the other kids because she lives in the preserve with her grandmother and is considered strange. The two girls join forces, determined to help these beautiful creatures.
However, an unknown evil follows the pair. And, they discover they have been selected to be rescuers, that three girls are intended to save the animals. Who can the other girls be?
Listen for a host of surprises.

- Gail Cooke
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jen on August 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
There are many different kinds of Fantasy series, but few you can really get into. I'm proud to say that Avalon: Web of Magic is one of them.
The whole series is about these three girls (Adrienne the dark and mysterious Warrior, Emily the kind and helpful Healer, and Kara, the popular and bratty Blazing Star) have to find the home of all the magic, Avalon, before the Dark Sorceress gets to it. There are many details but I don't want to fill up the whole page. In this particular book, Emily and Adrienne find out about the magic, and have to save the magical Phel and find out what's causing all the animal attacks. You can really relate to the characters, and almost all are likeable. Most people, I think, will like Adrienne the best, although Emily is also a popular character. Heck, even Kara grows on you.
All in all, this series is wonderful. Some people might not read it because it says ages 9-12, but that doesn't mean other age groups (like me) won't like it. Hopefully, Avalon will score big one day, and if it doesn't, it deserves to.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book was awesome! Like some others, I thought Harry Potter was the best, untill I read this book. It is a wonderful story that shows friendship, adventure, suspense, and magic. Emily just moved to Stonehill and is shy and kind, but doesn't have any friends. Adrienne is the loner and independent one and travels a lot( Her parents are artists). Kara is the snobby, spoiled, and popular one. They have almost nothing in common, except magic.
The story's plot is when a monster from another world comes to earth and poisons all the magical animals who live there. Emily has healing powers and has to help them with the help of Phel, a wonderful and magical creature. Emily, Adrienne, and Kara have to put away their diferences and work together to fight the monster with some help from the magical animals and Ozzie, an adventerous elf who is stuck in a ferrets' body. A fantastic book for all ages.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
My eight-year-old was beside herself. When I asked what she was reading, she showed me this book. Then we read a few pages together and before I knew it, we shared the whole book. The experience was magical. We loved it. We read to each other and to the dog. Yup, even our dog loved it. The story works on many levels, mostly just fun and dramatic (like a good Disney movie), but it also deals with some key issues of moral behavior and making your dreams come true, all of which inspired my daughter to think about what she can accomplish in her own life. She can't wait for the second book and neither can I.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
Circles in the Stream was a very good book, but not that great. It really seems that the author took a lot of ideas from the Tolkien books and Harry Potter. Overall, its worth buying if you are looking for a good fantasy book. I just don't think that kids who have read the Fellowship series and the Harry Potters will enjoy it that much. As a child myself, I thought that I could do much better not knowing about it and sticking to the other fantasy stories.If your child is 9-11, and needs a new fantasy book in their hands, this one is for you. Buy it on Amazon today!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
Avalon is a really cool book at first it was a little boring but it got really fun!its about 3 girls who find out they have these cool powers!! Emily is the healer she can heal animals,
Adrianne(my favorite) is the warrior she can make things move just by thinking it and Kara shes the blazing star im not sure what her power is yet(i have to get the 2nd book) but the magic likes her!! its really fun and i think its great for all ages!! im gonna get book after book of this series its a really really good book cuz i like the magic stuff like faeries trolls or in this case mistwolves! i think even my brother would enjoy it(if he gave it a chance)!! if i could i would give it a millon stars!!
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