The author is Jean Craighead George and the copyright year is 1988.

I would rate this a four star book because if didn’t make not want to put it down but it didn’t seem as interesting as other books that I’ve read.

This book is about a young boy named Sam Gribley leaves his family and chooses to live in the woods where he finds a tree that marks his grandfathers old farm where he decides to live in a tree and makes a bed.  When he was out in the field picking strawberries he sees a falcon which was carrying food in it’s mouth.  As he climbs up to find where she lives she starts to attack him he starts his descent without noticing the baby falcon Sam too k and named Frightful.  He meets a college teacher named Bando who wants to become friends with him and comes back to visit him in december when his father shows up on christmas day and comments on how good his onion soup is and everything else he made for him.  In the summer his whole family comes to visit him.

Why didn’t you make the book longer and give about when his family comes to visit him.

I can relate Sam leaves to live in the woods (My Side of the Mountain) when Julie decides to live by herself on the Tundra (Julie of the Wolves)


Fire Star (Fantasy)

Posted: December 5, 2010 in Book Critic, humanities

This book was published in 2006 and the author is Chris D’ Lacey.

I would rate this a five star book because this book made me not able to put it down and I’d often read it at night.
The main character is David Rain who is trying to stop the the Fain waking Gawain.  As time keeps going Gwilanna kidnaps Lucy and takes her to a cave on the tooth of Ragnar.  When Lucy is sleeping in a secret chamber she found, a female bear enters to protect her from the harsh winter and from Gwilanna.  Gwilanna does this because she thinks when Gawain awakes she can use her as a decoy to calm Gawain down.  When David does to Farlowe Island he finds out that Grockle has gone there to find the last piece of Gawain.  The piece that Grockle is on a mission for is the claw of his father Gawain.  When Grockle is flying back to the Arctic he see’s Zanna but flies forward to save his father from death but it was too late.  When a Fain takes over tootega’s body the Fain uses his gun to shoot Grockle but it was too late because Grockle had already taken flight to enter the Fire Star portal.  When Gawain is sinking to the bottom of the ocean he kills the leader of the bears Ingavar.  When David shows up in the Arctic using Groyone as a time traveler he summons Ingavar’s spirit to attack the Fain but then the Fain kills David with ice spears.  As David is dying his auma level raises because the auma of  Gawain flooded into him.  When David dies his wife Zanna catches his head in her arms and sings a song to him in dragontounge.  When Zanna finally lets go of David Ingavar’s spirit lies by his feet.
A question I have for the author is why did the Fain spear David and not take over his body?
A connection I made with another book is when the Fain spears David I can relate that to a book called Stormrunner, the part that I related it too is when the guy Yassen kills Alex Rider’s last relative.

Ice Fire (Fantasy)

Posted: November 23, 2010 in Book Critic, humanities

The Author of Ice Fire is Chris D’Lacey and the copyright year is 2006.

I rate this book a five star book because it was a very interesting book that drew my attention and I couldn’t stop reading it.

This main character name is David Rain and he lives in a town called Scrubbly.  The reason why he came to Scrubbly is because he needed a house to stay in and he found a house that is near his college so he decided to stay there.  Liz his Landlady gave him a special dragon named Gadzooks.  When Liz and her daughter Lucy went to the market to sell dragons.  When they were gone David asked his friend Zanna to bring a book over to his house that was about squirrels.  When David and Zanna heard a car door shut David asked her to leave right then.  After Zanna left he meet someone called Aunty Gwenth and during there conversation Liz and Lucy showed up.  As Liz was coming to the door she said,”Come in Aunty Gwenth.”

A question I have for the author is what is the meaning of the icefire and why did Gwilanna want Grockle to eat a lock of Liz’s hair?

A connection with another book is when all the dragons where in the Dragon’s den and where planning an attack plan(Ice Fire) the comparison that I made is with a book called Warriors is when all the war cats were the leaders den planning an attack plan on another clan.