But this time, he was in the body of Li Yunxiao. This was my favorite book for a long time! Barron wrote concerning the adventures of Kate Gordon, this is the second in the series and by far the best of the three. New York: Puffin , 2016. Enjoyable to read it again. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I could see where it would capture the interest of a younger reader but for me it was too simplistic. — The Book Report/Library Talk, “T.A. I believe I read it when I was in second or third grade, after my sister told me it was good. of the MC comes, someone is arrogant or loud-mouthed in front of him (often because of the mc's own actions that would infuriate anyone), he crushes them in either knowledge or combat or why not both. The result is a combination of ancient strength and modern vision; on an epic scale and on a human scale. Just read this book because it happened to be at the top of a pile of books that my student group was preparing for a fundraiser. A wonderful story that is more than just about magic and time traveling. A teen and her great aunt try to save an untouched forest from destruction at the hands of loggers desperate for work in a weak economy. It remains one of my favorite books. When Kate travels to Blade, Oregon, for a quiet week at Aunt Melanie's cottage, her plans are dashed by the discovery of a grove of giant redwood trees in nearby Lost Crater. (The main plot element has to do with saving a lost stand of ancient redwoods from the short-sightedness of a poor Oregon logging town. However, the twist with the Native American culture and the time travel adventure make the book quite enjoyable. I am so glad I got to share this with them, even if we ended the book in a big sobbing heap together. Since I've probably read it 4 times now (over a 15 year span), it probably merits more stars.
Give them this and feed their mind holes, it'll be with it. There was plenty of rich setting description which sometimes grew dry. Caught up in the struggle to help protect the redwood forest from loggers, Kate is thrown back in time five hundred years and finds herself facing the evil creature Gashra, who is bent on destroying the very same forest. When Kate travels to Oregon for a quiet week at Aunt Melanie’s cottage, her plans are dashed by the discovery of a grove of giant redwood trees in nearby Lost Crater. We’d love your help. The characters were simple and flat, but likable. 8.0. It is amazing to me the connection Barron builds between human and tree. It is essentially a fantasy with an environmental theme. This is one of those books that can transport you to another place in time.
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Long a source of deep mystery, the crater is now a source of conflict, pitting those who see it as the dying mill town's last hope against those who see it as a rare sanctuary that should be protected. About Chapters.
Download a discussion guide for The Ancient One. Fortunately, it is a stand alone book as I don't remember much about the first book in the trilogy. Start by marking “The Ancient One (The Adventures of Kate, #2)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Saying he's arrogant is hardly enough to cover the extent of this mc's idiocy. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A wonderful story that is more than just about magic and time traveling. Further, its written for young adults and I think I re. The world is in turmoil once more! — Terry Tempest Williams.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. WELCOME! I loved this book. I look forward to connecting with you via social media or my contact page. I hope a whole new generation can c. This was one of my favorites when I was younger! No reader of whatever age could miss it or fail to be stirred by it.” Barron has applied his own unique imagination to evoking the power of Native American moods and mythologies. As a kid I loved this, as an adult....I can tell it is not a good book, Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2006. It is amazing to me the connection Barron builds between human and tree. I read it so many times I finally had to get rid of it because pages were falling out of it. The Ancient One is exactly the kind book I devoured when I was in elementary/middle school. Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2010. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. His parallels with ecological morality and his visionary story telling keeps you mesmerized until the ending. When the lumberjacks swarm the crater, Kate and her aunt try to stop them. The town is in chaos because it's main industry is lumber and the only place left to cut down trees is a crater full of redwoods that is to be protected. Previously one of the ten greatest Martial Emperor, Gu Feiyang somehow died near the mountains of Heaven Wave. If there are any problems during the reading process please contact us immediately to be handled promptly.
That being said, its probably close to 3.25 stars in terms of writing and creativity for an adult. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (1993), SOLVED. A power so strong that no one can stop him from doing anything.
*FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Author : Ay82473. I enjoyed reading Barron’s first two books in his Atlantis series, so I was more than willing to take a look at this book when the opportunity arose. LoL, really refreshing made me laugh so hard at the end of 2nd chapter. There are so few American fantasies; we just don’t seem to reach back far enough in time or deep enough in spirit. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.
Ancient One. I have read this book several times. Barron fuses concerns over the natural world with fantasy lit.” And it’s one that is sure to last.” But Kate has an accident and finds herself and a boy with the lumberjacks hundreds of years in the past, teaming up with Native Americans and (thought to be) mythical creatures to fight the forces of evil and save the forest. In fact, it sorts of escapes the whole dying town debacle with a plot-hole. In this extraordinary quest, a girl discovers that all living things are connected in ways she never expected, and that true friendship can reach across cultures, and even across centuries. For young adults, the story and message are quite good. Please use proper spacing and paragraphs. T.A.
I remember buying a copy at my 7th grade book fair. I'm from Oregon. The second book doesn't disappoint and Kate remains courageous and compassionate. SOLVED. This is such a terrifying novel, truly frightening. Please try again. Ancient One: A ambitious man craving for power. Barron’s subject… Fantasy mavens will find plenty here to enthrall them… Interesting and august.” The reader is offered a moral fable rendered evocatively and poetically. YA fantasy novel from early/mid 2000s about a girl who falls though a tree and ends up in a magical world [s], SOLVED. Barron’s descriptions of the Northwest wilderness are wonderful, and he conveys the spirit of Native American mythologies… Enjoy this absorbing tale.” But this was the first time I read this with my children (ages 10 & 12). It is not only an amazing book about a tree (as per The Huffington Post), it is a truly American fantasy. I honestly don't know anyone over the age of twelve who still laugh at gay jokes, or uses gay as an insult for that matter. I loved rereading this as an adult. I was delighted to see it rereleased in a kindle version! “The Ancient One is wonderfully lively and suggestive — full of wisdom, written with grace and subtlety. I loved rereading this as an adult. — Sam Hodder, Executive Director of Save the Redwoods League, “T.A.
Please try again. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. If the reader can get through the first third of the book which is difficult to do if one is looking for a "strong hook", the time travel and subsequent adventures will hold interest for those with good imaginations and also enjoy strange and mythical creatures. Grandmothers staff, maybe red wood trees, logging [s]. Something went wrong. These will last longer than paperback books which can break down after multiple uses by students over the years. A deeper theme of taking care of our earth runs through the book. Nanomancer Reborn I've Become A Snow Girl? Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Power to keep his home safe. Xianxia. T.A. In 7 chapters, I could pretty much already confirm what that other reviewer said.
Got a young reader in the house? I cried at the end of it. I just loved this one. Author: . I’m thrilled that Puffin has recently published a new paperback edition of The Ancient One! It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. All of the elements were there to make a really neat story, but for some reason, it just did not come together. The moral is hammered home perhaps a little bit too heavy-handedl A teen and her great aunt try to save an untouched forest from destruction at the hands of loggers desperate for work in a weak … He starts his path to the peak of gaining power with his companions. Well written but it suffers a bit from being a little dated, formulaic, and simplistic. The Ancient One by T.A.
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2010. A ambitious man craving for power. It is in our tween section of the library so I would imagine 10-12 years. I've been meaning to read this book for probably ten years, and I am happy I finally did! To see what your friends thought of this book, My brother read this book in his 5th grade class about 24 years ago. Synopsis: Previously one of the ten greatest Kings of martial arts, Gu Fei Yang somehow died near the mountain of Tian Dang. Great value for the hard back books. Since then, Li Yunxiao started a treacherous journey. Its still one of my favorite books! Barron Girl who drinks from a forbidden pool of water, travels back in time, turns into a tree to come back to the future? It’s a special 25th anniversary edition, celebrating what they are calling “a modern environmental classic.” Latest Release : 29 History of the Multiverse. It deserves it.” Accompanied by the trickster Kandeldandel, the loyal Laioni, and the young logger Jody, she meets strange and enigmatic creatures, none more frightening than the volcanic Gashra, bent on destroying everything he cannot control. Barron, T. A. Read an guest post from Hypable by T. A. Barron – Kate’s Enduring Gift and Thoughts on the Importance of Strong Female Characters | PDF, “Save a tree, save history! T. A. Barron is the author of more than 30 highly acclaimed books, many of which are international bestsellers. The Ancient One is exactly the kind book I devoured when I was in elementary/middle school. Fifteen years later, Gu Fei Yang was … Barron’s love and concern for the natural world shines from every page.
Congratulations to 2020’s Barron Prize Winners! I was so excited to find this book on Amazon and have my 13 year old and 10 year old read it. Who knew one could feel so personally connected to a tree. — Patricia Lee Gauch, Editor, “A relentless tale of excitement that becomes so intense at times that the only solution is to put the book down… Barron’s novel succeeds on every level. ), Honestly, I've not read this book for a very long time.
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. [s]. The Ancient One is an environmental fable for our time.” He is the winner of the de Grummond Medallion for “lifetime contribution to the field of children’s and young adult literature” and many other awards. They include The Lost Years of Merlin (now being d. T.A. ... Read novels on Read Light Novel … He was back! Barron grew up in Colorado ranch country and traveled widely as a Rhodes Scholar.
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