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TitleAlana: The First Adventure
Author(s)Tamora Pierce
ISBN0689853238
LanguageEnglish
PublishedSeptember 2002
PublisherAtheneum
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Reviewer Cella wrote:
I love this book. I think this is a great book for young adults/ kids to read. I think Tamora Pierce is the greatest author in the whole universe. :) I hope the other readers also love this book!
Reviewer Sarah wrote:
This book is AWSOME!!!that's all I can say about it.the end is tense, I recomend this book!I give the book 199/2!!It's sooo cool!!!
Reviewer Mrs. George Cooper wrote:
This book is the answer to any young girls problems with self esteem becasue she goes from this timid little "boy" to a confident young adult with a feel for what she wants and will go after is with all you might. I guess it was fate and the will of the gods that she succeeded.
Reviewer george cooper (the roque) wrote:
I think that the book is really amazing and I really wonder at how she can make a book as good as this.When I first saw this book I never thought very highly of it but now that I have read it it is one of my top books i have ever read. I would definetely recommend this to anyone.
Reviewer amazon.com wrote:
Call it fate, call it intuition, or just call it common sense, but somehow young Alanna knows she isn't meant to become some proper lady cloistered in a convent. Instead, she wants to be a great warrior maiden--a female knight. But in the land of Tortall, women aren't allowed to train as warriors. So Alanna finds a way to switch places with her twin, Thom, and take his place as a knight in training at the palace of King Roald. Disguising herself as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page in the royal court. Soon, she is garnering the admiration of all around her, including the crown prince, with her strong work ethic and her thirst for knowledge. But all the while, she is haunted by the recurring vision of a black stone city that emanates evil... somehow she knows it is her fate to purge that place of its wickedness. But how will she find it? And can she fulfill her destiny while keeping her gender a secret? 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)
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"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight." In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. The road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, magic -- and also polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart. With stubbornness, skill, and daring, she wins the admiration of all around her, and the friendship of Prince Jonathan of Tortall himself. But she also makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the powerful and charming Duke Roger.... Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's first adventure begins -- one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.

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