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Andrew Peterson (1) (1974–)

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Verk av Andrew Peterson

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (2008) 2,177 exemplar, 36 recensioner
North! Or Be Eaten (2009) 1,508 exemplar, 12 recensioner
The Monster in the Hollows (2011) 1,276 exemplar, 8 recensioner
The Warden and the Wolf King (2014) 1,172 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Wingfeather Tales: Seven Thrilling Stories from the World of Aerwiar (2016) — Redaktör — 480 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Pembrick's Creaturepedia (2015) 269 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Wingfeather Saga Boxed Set (2014) 126 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Clear to Venus (2002) 5 exemplar
Counting Stars (2010) 5 exemplar

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A Delirious Summer: A Novel (2004) — Berättare, vissa utgåvor250 exemplar, 2 recensioner
God and Wonder: Theology, Imagination, and the Arts (2022) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar

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I read this before my kids and then we did it as a read aloud together. It's a fantastic adventure story with compassion and family at the heart.
 
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ohheybrian | 35 andra recensioner | Jun 25, 2024 |
This is a great middle-grade series, probably best suited to kids 8-12. It's billed as Christian and it is in the same spirit as Chronicles of Narnia. Point being--I'd think it has relevance and appeal to non-Christian readers as well.

If your kids are at the age/stage where you read together, this series would be great for that. There's no language or sexualized content. Main characters are a sibling group. The series is essentially an adventure quest with clear heroes (who mostly win, but not without costs) and villains.

There's enough tension and peril to keep things interesting (and also so there are stakes to the outcome of the story), but not so much to invoke fear in younger or sensitive readers.

I'm glad there are authors out there still writing books like these and publishers who are backing them.
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angiestahl | 35 andra recensioner | Mar 15, 2024 |
War has come to the Green Hollows and surrounding lands. King Kalmar knows that fighting the overwhelming forces of Fangs won't be enough, though, and is determined to confront Gnag the Nameless himself. The Wingfeathers hope for a better future and a return to their homeland, but what will it cost to get there?

Again I find myself wishing I could say more, but not wanting to have to post behind a spoiler tag. The conclusion to the saga was at least as amazing, if not more so, as the run to get here. For a series that started a bit slow (not boring, but slow), the ensuing adventure, peril, emotion, and character development was worth every bit of the build up.

The character development throughout the series, and especially this last book, was realistic and even made me examine my own heart more closely. Though I have to admit that I don't think Leeli had much development overall. The ending was incredible, and I never saw it coming. It left me in shock, and with the biggest book hangover I've ever experienced. I am already looking forward to when I re-read this series (which will probably be in September when the second half of the re-released books come out, which my husband already pre-ordered for me).

Keeping in mind that that this series is middle grade fiction, I'm going to share a bit of a story:

I read the first 2 books earlier this year, as ARCs for the re-release that will include all new illustrations and footnotes (the books originally came out 10 years ago). I remember thinking that my then 9-year-old daughter might enjoy them, but she likes reading in theory more than in practice, tending to start books and not finish them.

When Andrew Peterson started reading the first book live online during the quarantine back in March, she started listening with me part way through (she was usually outside playing when he read, and she didn't have enough interest initially to stay inside to listen). By the time he finished reading book 2, she was hooked. She sped on ahead of me and listened to the audio books for 3 & 4. She loved them so much, she was desperate for me to read the rest so she could talk about them with me. She then proceeded to go back and read the first 2 books and re-listen to the last 2 books a few times. All in the space of a few months, by a girl who only halfheartedly read before this.

So to sum up, while the series itself is incredible–inventive, adventurous, emotional, even beautiful–the best thing about these books is that it gave my daughter and me something to enjoy together and discuss. Though we have to do it in whispers, because our enjoyment has gotten my husband’s interest piqued, and we don’t want to spoil anything for him.

Though I've been saying all through the reviews for this that the book is not overtly Christian--and it's not--there was a message in this book that I really appreciated. And I just have to say that I think it's okay to be jealous about someone else being allowed to literally directly encounter God, and you're not invited. I can't recommend this book enough to readers of all ages, and particularly suggest that reading it along with your kids, or even out loud to your kids, might just provide hours, days, weeks of great bonding time.

Thank you so much to Netgalley and WaterBrook & Multnomah for providing me a copy of this book to review.
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Kristi_D | 9 andra recensioner | Sep 22, 2023 |
The joyful ending of the previous book only carries so far into the Green Hollows, where the residents are wary, to say the least, about having a Grey Fang in their midst. Even as his family defends him, Janner can't seem to help but be afraid of his brother as well. The Igibys begin to try to make their home in the Green Hollows, but there is more danger nearby than just the little Grey Fang.

Though there were some slower parts for me in this book, as I wasn't as interested in the school system in the Green Hollows, it was not nearly enough to detract from the rest of the book as an exciting, heart-filled addition to this series.

Looking back on it, most of what I'd want to expand on would be a spoiler, so I don't feel like I can say much in this review. However, as the danger ramps up, the heroes learn more and more who they are and who they should be. And though there were some dark and gut-wrenching moments, I have so much anticipation for the finale of this great series. More importantly, my 10-year-old daughter has gotten into this series since I started it, and she LOVES it! In fact, she's kind of obsessed with it. She's not an avid reader, so I'd say that's a huge endorsement.

I highly recommend this book, and the series so far, for folks of all ages who enjoy clean, fun fantasy adventures. And to restate from my previous reviews--you might see it labeled as Christian, and there are some references to a deity that many of the people believe in, but it is not overtly Christian.

On a technical note, I initially listened to this as an audiobook, which isn't normally my thing. It's narrated by the author, though, and he does such great voices and really makes the characters come alive. When I got a copy of the ARC, I flipped through to find all of the illustrations and extras that the re-release will have, and they are great too! Definitely worth having the physical copy when it comes out someday.

Thank you to Netgalley and WaterBrook & Multnomah for providing me a copy of this book to review.
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Kristi_D | 7 andra recensioner | Sep 22, 2023 |

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Verk
25
Även av
3
Medlemmar
7,966
Popularitet
#3,044
Betyg
½ 4.4
Recensioner
83
ISBN
156
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5
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