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ISBN:
0061131016
Author:
Mark Zug,Nancy Yi Fan
Category:
Animals
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins; Reprint edition (January 22, 2008)
Pages:
256 pages
EPUB book:
1295 kb
FB2 book:
1987 kb
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1742 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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207


Nancy Yi Fan is the New York Times bestselling author of Swordbird and Sword Quest. If Nancy Yi Fan's book is any indication, twelve-year-old kids can produce a satisfying story that is completely worthwhile.

Nancy Yi Fan is the New York Times bestselling author of Swordbird and Sword Quest. She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show as one of the World's Smartest Kids and on The Martha Stewart Show. Nancy spent part of her childhood in China, where she was born in 1993. 4 people found this helpful.

Swordbird is a children's fantasy novel written by Nancy Yi Fan. A prequel, Sword Quest, was released January 22, 2008

Swordbird is a children's fantasy novel written by Nancy Yi Fan. A prequel, Sword Quest, was released January 22, 2008. A sequel, Sword Mountain, based on Sword Mountain, home of an eagle tribe mentioned in Sword Quest, was published in early 2012. The story begins with Turnatt, an evil tyrant hawk and lord of Fortress Glooming, watching the construction of his fortress.

Nancy Yi Fan Swordbird Nancy Yi Fan- 范禕The first book in the Swordbird seriesIllustrations By Mark Zug TO ALL WHO LOVE PEACE AND FREEDOM MAP Darkness nourishes power. from the b ook of heresy prologue. SHADOWS Beams of light fell through the trees, creating shadows that flecked the thick, moist undergrowth. Hidden in a patch of those shadows, a fortress was under construction. Nancy Yi Fan- 范禕. The first book in the Swordbird series. Illustrations By Mark Zug. To all who love peace and freedom.

Ships from and sold by David's Cellar. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Fan wrote the book when she was 11 as a response to a world at war; it goes without saying that she is very talented. However, the book essentially reuses old tropes in a new setting, making the plot, pacing, and characters more than a little predictable and, for all of its charms, the story is overly familiar.

Twelve-year-old author Nancy Yi Fan has woven a captivating tale about the birds of Stone-Run Forest and the . To do this, she will need to summon the great Swordbird. Swordbird is an amazing book and a great read for those who seek peace and enjoy animals

Twelve-year-old author Nancy Yi Fan has woven a captivating tale about the birds of Stone-Run Forest and the heroism, courage, and resourcefulness in their quest for peace. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Swordbird is an amazing book and a great read for those who seek peace and enjoy animals. Nancy's writing will not allow you to put the book down. Her spectacular attention to details will keep you entertained the entire time. Each character she portrays is unique and filled with personality. Mark Zug has illustrated many collectible card games, including Magic: The Gathering and Dune, as well as books and magazines. He lives in Pennsylvania. Библиографические данные.

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Nancy Yi Fan Swordbird Sword QuestSwordbird is a children’s fantasy novel written by Chinese-American Nancy Yi Fan after the events of September 11, 2001

Nancy Yi Fan Swordbird Sword QuestSwordbird is a children’s fantasy novel written by Chinese-American Nancy Yi Fan after the events of September 11, 2001. Fan was 10 years old when she started writing Swordbird and she sold it to HarperCollins when she was 12. The novel is an anthropomorphic fantasy - all of the characters are birds - and the fact that it was written by a 12 year old, and carries an unmistakable message of peace, has made it a popular choice for elementary school teachers’ required reading lists.

Nancy Yi Fan Swordbird MAP PROLOGUE.

The blue jays and cardinals of Stone-Run Forest have turned against each other. According to legend, only Swordbird, son of the Great Spirit, has the power to conquer evil and restore peace to the land.

Teenage author Nancy Yi Fan weaves a captivating tale about the heroism, courage, and resourcefulness in the birds of Stone-Run's quest for peace.

  • virus
Thoughts: To be completely honest, I picked this book up primarily because it was written by a twelve-year-old. I was, admittedly, curious to see how well kids my age could write - I lacked any original interest in the story. This quickly changed. I was eager to review this book because many of the reviews I've read for it seem to show a heap of bias - either written by kids who are earnestly defending literature written by kids, or by adults, who either show powerful jealousy towards Nancy Yi Fan, the author (I've seen this displayed by some kids as well), or who didn't enjoy the book simply because they were reading a book that was targeted to people well below their age. There were also a lot of people who compared it to REDWALL and said the author just "copied" REDWALL, except with birds (I haven't read REDWALL yet).

For me, although SWORDBIRD has its many flaws, it was still a thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile read. It's the type of book I would've fawned over for months as a nine-year-old (Oscar has yet to read it, but I'm positive he would enjoy it as well). The story, although simple, is exciting and suspenseful, reminding me of Warriors. The characters were likable, admirable, and fairly well-rounded - however, it was, at times, difficult to pick out a main character, since so many were mentioned. Turnatt was a fantastic villain, even better, I think, than the heroines. A hawk who eats babies because he believes it will make him live eternally? This was pure genius.

The writing, on the other hand, was pretty choppy. There would often be long paragraphs of description, with hardly any dialogue at all. Yi Fan also switched perspectives pretty rapidly - from Aska to Glenagh to Flame-Beak and then to Turnatt. This often became pretty tiresome, because I didn't know where to focus. This only slightly detracted from the story, but enough so where I had to dock a star. And again, the characters - there were just a few too many. The story was immensely simple, which is totally fine, but that means the characters have to be, too, at least in my book. Not simple as in not dimensional, but simple as in only one or two main characters with POVs, instead of ten. Thus, the story, although this seldom happened, became confusing or dull.

Again, though, this was a solid high four. I enjoyed it to the fullest, the plot was, overall, pretty steady, the action was exciting and suspenseful, and the characters were likable. And although there were many flaws, I think I'll be revisiting this one again and recommending it to some of my younger friends. So, to answer my original question: how well could kids my age write a story? If Nancy Yi Fan's book is any indication, twelve-year-old kids can produce a satisfying story that is completely worthwhile.
  • Enila
the story seems very much like all the other stories I have read about mean animals ruling over nice ones. also they put a lot of human characteristics on the birds. from the way they move to how they feel. they way they describe the movements seem impossible for a bird to do. I liked the wolves of the beyond better ( note the wolves of the beyond is very dark but good ).
  • Reemiel
This book captured my attention when I was in fourth grade. My language arts teacher had shown it to us and said,
"A 12 year old wrote this! This is what you can do if you set your mind to it!"
Natrually I wanted to read it.
But that was 3 years ago, amd I am now in seventh grade. I started reading this book when I was at home, feeling terribly sick. I read some of the reviews to this book, saying that it wasn't descriptive enouugh, or that it had a predictable plotline.

They were so wrong.

The story instantly captured me, and suddenly I was in Stone-Run forest. It was incredibly detailed, so much so that I felt like I was inside Fortress Glooming, a soldier in the battles fought against evil, a slavebird under the control of the tyrant known as Turrat.

This is a favorite of mine, which is a gargantuan acomplishment on my part, considering that I love every book I see. I recommend this book to Warriors lovers and those who love action, peace, and hardship.
  • SING
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  • Llathidan
I bought this book for a class. The reports I got back is that the students really liked it. They seem to appreciate books out of the ordinary.
  • Nikok
Saw this young author speak and bought both books in her series. Am sixth grade Reading teacher for regular education and gifted education students. This series is wonderful! My students love the book and would recommend it as a great summer read. See this one and the newest Sword Quest! Excellent stories, beautifully written! Adults will enjoy as well. Could become the next Harry Potter craze; birds become real characters and not thought of as "just birds". Look forward to the next Yi Fan book to come along!
  • Fenrikree
really enjoy the series
I purchased this book because I was curious to read this story written by a very young author. The storyline does weave a simple tale of a world of birds, but the plot is not as complex as promoted. The book is definitely for a younger audience, but older readers may find it enjoyable too. Also, the illustrations are very detailed, but I was disappointed that they were repeated so often in the book.