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A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 1984

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Often compared to Tolkien's Middle-earth or Lewis's Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly at our hearts, pulling us deeply into its imaginary realms. Four books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, and Tehanu) tell the whole Earthsea cycle--a tale about a reckless, awkward boy named Sparrowhawk who becomes a wizard's apprentice after the wizard reveals Sparrowhawk's true name. The boy comes to realize that his fate may be far more important than he ever dreamed possible. Le Guin challenges her readers to think about the power of language, how in the act of naming the world around us we actually create that world. Teens, especially, will be inspired by the way Le Guin allows her characters to evolve and grow into their own powers.

In this first book, A Wizard of Earthsea readers will witness Sparrowhawk's moving rite of passage--when he discovers his true name and becomes a young man. Great challenges await Sparrowhawk, including an almost deadly battle with a sinister creature, a monster that may be his own shadow.

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Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

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  • ASIN : 0553262505
  • Publisher : Bantam; Reprint edition (May 1, 1984)
  • Language : English
  • Mass Market Paperback : 183 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780553262506
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0553262506
  • Reading age : 12 - 15 years
  • Lexile measure : 1150L
  • Grade level : 7 - 9
  • Item Weight : 3.67 ounces
  • Dimensions : 4.17 x 0.59 x 6.87 inches
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