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The Resource Swordbird, Nancy Yi Fan, (sound recording audiobook CD)

Swordbird, Nancy Yi Fan, (sound recording audiobook CD)

Label
Swordbird
Title
Swordbird
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Yi Fan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Warring factions of blue jays and cardinals call on Swordbird, the heroic bird of peace, to rescue them from the evil machinations of Turnatt, the tyrant hawk lord who plans to enslave them
Member of
Storyline
Character
Review
  • After generations of peaceful coexistence, the blue jays and cardinals are at war. Before they annihilate each other, they discover that a power-hungry hawk has created disharmony to enslave the birds and gain control of the forest. Only Swordbird can restore peace to the forest. Nancy Yi Fan was in fifth grade when, inspired by a vivid dream and her conflicted feelings after 9/11, she wrote this fantasy. Colleen Delany narrates this tale of war and peace, suspicion and trust, cowardliness and bravery. Her narration is concise but lacks life. Battles sound matter-of-fact rather than exciting. Budding young authors may especially enjoy the interview in which Fan discusses her inspiration and plan for getting published. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine
  • As any fan of Brian Jacques's Redwall saga knows, the forest is teeming with societies of animals that have complicated dynamics. Thirteen-year-old author Yi Fan's debut novel joins the genre with her tale told from the birds' vantage point, translated handily to audio by Delaney. The narrator's steady, assured delivery paints a captivating fantasy world for listeners, replete with feathered heroes and villains. Turnatt, the tyrant hawk, forces his enslaved woodbird subjects to steal eggs and food from both the blue jays and the cardinals, causing the two bird tribes to blame each other and go to war. But when a neutral party reveals Turnatt's plan, the warring factions join forces to seek out the Swordbird, Son of the Great Spirit, the only true hope to help them restore peace. Though listeners may have trouble differentiating Delaney's bird character voices, adventure, action and allegory abound here, helping this recording to take wing. A bonus interview with the author is included. Ages 10-up. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed March 12, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 11, p61)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10063769
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fan, Nancy Yi
Dewey number
[Fic]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
760L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.F19876
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Colleen Delany
Reading level
5.0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Delany, Colleen
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Swordbird
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Birds
Target audience
juvenile
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Swordbird, Nancy Yi Fan, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Includes an interview with the author
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780061233982
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
UACD 5528(4)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Swordbird, Nancy Yi Fan, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Includes an interview with the author
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780061233982
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
UACD 5528(4)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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