"In un futuro molto distante la terra è scomparsa e gli uomini vivono su isole galleggianti nell’aria. L’acqua è diventata il bene più prezioso, ricavata dalle poche nuvole rimaste in cielo. I cacciatori di nuvole le trovano e le rivendono affrontando i pericoli dell’aria aperta come i balenieri di Melville. Christien, adolescente di buona famiglia, conosce a scuola Jenine, una ragazza cacciatrice di nuvole e si innamora di lei e del suo mondo. Diventano amici nonostante le differenze culturali: i cacciatori di nuvole sono rudi e considerati selvaggi dal resto della società. Il ragazzo, affascinato dai cacciatori, viaggerà a caccia di nuvole affronterà un’incredibile avventura per salvare il padre di Jenine, imprigionato e condannato a morte in un isola tirannica. “Un’idea originale e affascinante con una scrittura poetica e perfettamente calibrata, un mondo fantastico e un finale sorprendente” The Guardian “Il libro è originale. Fa pensare, emoziona, coinvolge, ed è anche una vera storia d’amore”. Book of the Week, Books for Keeps Alex Shearer nasce nel nord della Scozia nel 1949. Appassionato di scrittura sin da giovane, inizia a lavorare per la televisione come autore di drammi, commedie e serial. Passa poi con successo alla narrativa per ragazzi, diventando uno degli autori inglesi più prolifici e di successo con libri come The Greatest Store in the World, Bootleg e The Speed of Dark. Con Cacciatori di nuvole, l’ultimo suo bestseller tradotto in 11 lingue diverse, esordisce in Italia."
- ISBN: 8867151592
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 280
- Data di uscita: 20-02-2014
A dystopian future where people live in islands, often lacking water but having nonetheless comfortable lives. Following journeys with some cloud hunters, this nice book is the occasion to discover an unusual world. Christien lives on an island, one floating in the sky. A long time ago, humankind liv Leggi tutto
Great idea, and I was looking forward to hearing about this future vision, but I felt it was a bit of a cop out that almost everything from our sea was transported into the sky (sharks, whales, jellyfish) for this world. Also I recognize this is for a younger audience, but I didn't like the writing
Only very rarely do perfect books come one's way. When they do, they should be treasured, shared, read and re-read. I haven't read anything as exquisite and beautiful as The Cloud Hunters for years. My only complaint is that I wish there was more. A lot more. Christien is a young boy on the very cusp Leggi tutto
What a gorgeous book! This whole world created in the sky it's one of the most amazing ideas I've came across!! Fairly easy read and there are so many beautiful quotes that I underlined! Definitely recommend if you're looking for a light, adventurous read 😊
This was a beautiful and unique coming of age story that I will always remember... “You can’t capture a person that way, or change them from cloud to water. But you can make a friend of them, simply by letting them be and by allowing them to know that you make no claims on them.”
Our main character is a kid still in school, Christien. Weird enough, I don't actually found out what grade he was in during this whole adventure happens, not that it's extremely important. The story is told in Chris future POV. He was recounting the story for us. This is his story when he joined a t Leggi tutto
I think this is my favourite book of all time. I particularly like where the book is setting as well as the fact that this doesn't entirely focus on fighting/combat. To me, this book was what I was searching for a couple of years and so I really hope somebody does make an anime or a film out of this Leggi tutto
This is an intriguing fantasy about a boy who meets exotic Jenine and her family of cloud hunters. I really enjoyed the imagery and descriptions in this children's adventure story.
Adventure. Fantasy. Some adorable romance. Christien met a new girl in school. She's a cloud hunter who hunt clouds and sell the water to the different islands floating around in the sky. Being a cloud hunter was something Christien had always wanted to be so badly. He got his chance thanks to his c Leggi tutto
Overall, THE CLOUD HUNTERS was a book I was so glad to have a chance to read and whether people were a fan of the ending or not, but I personally had totally loved how a simple idea - a simple but a very creative one at that - turned out to be such a wonderful journey for me and I can't wait to read Leggi tutto
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