Ci sono posti al mondo dove la gente non va mai ad abitare. Magari fa troppo freddo, o ci sono troppi alberi, o le montagne sono troppo ripide. Ma qualunque sia la ragione, nessuno ha mai pensato di costruirci una strada, e senza strade non ci sono case, e senza case non ci sono città. E proprio vicino a dove vive Prue McKeel c'è un posto del genere, rappresentato sulle mappe da una grande chiazza verde all'estrema periferia della città. Tutti la chiamano 'Landa Impenetrabile' e nessuno ha mai provato a entrarci. O meglio, nessuno è mai tornato per raccontarlo... Ma quando uno stormo di corvi rapisce Mac, il suo fratellino, Prue non ha un momento di esitazione, e lo segue intrepida in quelle terre sconosciute. Comincia così un'indimenticabile avventura che condurrà Prue e il suo amico Curtis nel cuore di un Bosco selvaggio e dimenticato, che nasconde in realtà un mondo segreto in grande subbuglio, abitato da creature magiche sul piede di guerra: animali parlanti, mistici pacifici e potenti figuri dalle intenzioni oscure. Quella che sembrava essere una missione di salvataggio si trasforma dunque in un'epica battaglia senza quartiere per liberare questa meravigliosa terra incantata. Età di lettura: da 8 anni.
- ISBN: 8862566565
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 543
- Data di uscita: 15-03-2012
Prue felt like someone had bored a hole in her stomach the size of a basketball. Prue has always lived in Portland, on the edges of a great and wondrous forest. She never gave it much thought...that is until her one-year-old brother (Mac) was carried off by a flock of crows to the heart o
2 for the writing + 4 for the illustrations which are amazing = 3 over all. I nearly abandoned after the Portland hipster preciousness of the first chapter. Seriously, apparently we needed to establish that 12 year old Prue rides a single speed bike and cruises the new used bins at the record store- Leggi tutto
BOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIIINGGGGGGGG. It's a 541-page middle grade fiction fantasy that bored me to tears (except for one story about Prue's parents that was the only part I found interesting and I'd much rather have read about that for 541 pages). Meloy and Ellis call this work a love letter to the woods o Leggi tutto
I finally finished this book!!! I think it took me 2.5 months to get through this galley? That's usually not a good sign if it's taking me that long to finish something. To be fair, this book is a chunker--541 pages, to be precise. The concept was actually really fun, in the beginning. A sort of Nar Leggi tutto
What an enjoyable read this was. I confess to entering into this novel with conflicting feelings. I attended a young adult literature conference back in October. As we were getting settled in to listen to the keynote speaker (no less than Mike Lupica, not to drop names or anything . . . ), I caught
I first picked up this book because, I cannot lie, I love the Decemberists. After cracking open the first couple pages I was swept into the seedlings of a great adventure. The world created by Meloy is so close to our own yet so far apart. It takes place in the "Impassable Wilderness" of Portland. A Leggi tutto
EDIT: I decided it really wasn't fair to compare this book with a TV show that came out after it. Also the second book in the series was a big improvement on this one and made me like it a bit better. Prue McKeel is a twelve-year-old from Portland, tasked with watching her baby brother while their pa Leggi tutto
:( I know an emoticon is not a review, but ... There is nothing right about this book. For one, it is ridiculously boring. The pacing is awful--by the end of the first half (so 300 pages in), it felt like absolutely nothing of import had happened. The characters are bland and unlovable, which is key wh Leggi tutto
"It's better to live presently. By living thus, perhaps we can learn to understand the nature of this fragile coexistence we share with the world around us." I believe that this book was written with impeccable technique. Within its genre - middle grade fantasy/adventure - it really shines for lengt Leggi tutto
This is a delight of a young-adult book. After reading a number of reviews here and on amazon, I can only add to the discussion that the largest complaints seem to be that the vocabulary is troubling and perhaps not age appropriate. To that I say, "Buy a dictionary, suck it up, and read better books. Leggi tutto
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