The Resource Wild born, Brandon Mull

Wild born, Brandon Mull

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Wild born
Title
Wild born
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Brandon Mull
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eng
Summary
As a dark force engulfs the land, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers who each have forged a rare bond with their spirit beasts -- a bond that gives great powers to all of them
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Review
  • Mull (the Beyonders books) kicks off the multiplatform Spirit Animals series with an exciting first installment (volume two arrives in January 2014, written by Maggie Stiefvater). In the world of Erdas, 11-year-olds must all drink the Nectar to see if they have the rare ability to summon a spirit animal. Greencloaks, those with spirit animals, are an important order that helped defeat the Devourer hundreds of years ago, with help from four Great Beasts who gave their lives to protect Erdas. Now, there are signs that the Devourer may return; meanwhile, four children from around the world shock themselves and those around them when they summon the four Fallen Beasts. Mull carves out each distinct hero in spare prose that moves the story quickly forward (along with several animal- and superpower-driven action sequences) as Meilin, Connor, Rollan, and Abeke forge relationships with their spirit animals and decide where they stand in the imminent war. Readers eager to spend more time in Erdas (and find their own spirit animals) can do so in an online game that ties into the series. Ages 8–12. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 15, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 28, p)
  • The appearance of the Four Fallen Great Beasts in Erdas signals the re-emergence of an evil power long forgotten. In the tradition of Erdas, four 11-year-olds are given Nectar, a substance designed to help them call their spirit animals. Conor, an indentured servant, calls Briggan the wolf. Uraza the leopard answers the call of the young warrior, Abeke. Jhi the panda comes to Meilin, the daughter of a Zhongese general. Rollan, a poor street urchin, calls Essix the falcon. With the assistance of the Greencloaks, a powerful but secretive order, the four must learn to bond with their spirit animals, drawing strength and wisdom from their gifts. Their mission is to retrieve the talismans from the other Great Beasts before the Devourer can regain power and destroy the world. Constructed in the tradition of The 39 Clues, this fast-paced new series will be penned by various well-known authors. Unfortunately, flat characters and a predictable plot are evidence that this first installment lacks Mull's usual creativity and humor. A companion website promising a multimedia experience invites readers to be paired with their own spirit animals. Should satisfy readers hungry for a new fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220819
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mull, Brandon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
680L
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Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 6
Reading level
4.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Sean
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Spirit animals
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Good and evil
  • Shapeshifting
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Wild born, Brandon Mull
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  • volume
  • sheet
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  • nb
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780545522434
Lccn
2013932302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Wild born, Brandon Mull
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780545522434
Lccn
2013932302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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