Bound To Stay Bound

View MARC Record
To save an image, right click the thumbnail and choose "Save target as..." or "Save link as..."
 Ember stone
 Author: Charman, Katrina

 Illustrator: Norton, Jeremy

 Publisher:  Branches
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 89 p., ill., map.

 BTSB No: 208131 ISBN: 9781338122138
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Owls -- Fiction
 Squirrels -- Fiction
 Mythical animals -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Fantasy fiction

Price: $12.92

Perodia is threatened by Thorn, a powerful vulture, who is using magic to spread a terrible darkness--but when a young owl named Tag, and his best friend, the squirrel Skyla, rescue a golden egg from Thorn's Tiger bats they may have found the key to Perodia's salvation: the last firehawk, guardian of the ember stone.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 191482
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 72210

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2017 Gr 1–2—The first book in this new series brings the animal fantasy genre to early chapter book readers. Tag is a young owl in the magical forest of Valor Wood, hoping to become a warrior and protect the forest as an Owl of Valor. When Tag and his best friend, a squirrel named Skyla, find a golden egg and witness the birth of a rare firehawk, they have the opportunity to prove their bravery as they travel with the baby bird to find the Ember Stone. Under the threat of the evil Thorn, the three creatures journey to Fire Island, meeting dangerous foes and friendly helpers along the way. The story ends on a cliffhanger that leads directly into the second of four planned titles for the series. The adventure is nonstop, making this an ideal choice for reluctant readers. The characters are engaging, especially Skyla, although the large number of characters and location names may overwhelm brand new readers. Detailed black-and-white illustrations blend well with the text, and will keep kids engaged. VERDICT A strong beginning to an adventure series for chapter book readers, especially those who are not quite ready for Erin Hunter's "Warriors" or Kathyrn Lasky's "Guardians of Ga'Hoole."—Casey O'Leary, Mooresville Public Library, IN - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

View MARC Record