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The Resource Redwing, Holly Bennett

Redwing, Holly Bennett

Label
Redwing
Title
Redwing
Statement of responsibility
Holly Bennett
Title variation
Red-wing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rowan's the sole survivor when his entire family's struck down by the plague. Alone and grief-stricken, he ekes out a living by playing music on his button box in the small towns and villages of Prosper, living and traveling in his family's old caravan, half starved and in despair. One day, he finds he has competition: a young man playing a violin. Rather than make an adversary, Rowan suggests they travel and play together, but he soon regrets his offer
Storyline
Tone
Award
OLA Best Bets, 2012.
Review
Wandering musician Rowan, his family dead of plague, and Samik, on the run from a vicious warlord, join forces, at first with misgivings. Bennett has crafted a believable, medievallike world. Rowan travels about in a mule-drawn caravan playing a button box, a type of accordion. He's a gifted musician, but life is hard and he's haunted by the deaths of his parents and beloved little sister, Ettie. Samik successfully defended his younger brother from attack by a warlord, and now he's fled pursuit to Rowan's country. Gifted with second sight, he points out to Rowan that Ettie is always with him, the girl's spirit adding an attractive paranormal twist. The narrative switches between the points of view of Rowan and Samik and occasionally ratchets up the suspense by cutting back to the savage men who are trailing Samik--and clearly getting closer. Rowan shows a growing maturity as he learns to make his way without his parents' guidance; Samik, from a privileged background, is less determined to mature. He hides his growing affection for Rowan both from the boy and from readers, who might be surprised when he finally gives himself away. Suspense rather than action sustains the plot, but a scary climax doesn't disappoint. An appealing fantasy with enough tension to firmly hold readers' interest. (Fantasy. 12-18)(Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10153444
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Holly
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
860L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.B43987
LC item number
Re 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
5.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Male friendship
  • Revenge
  • Plague
  • Child musicians
  • Orphans
  • Male friendship
  • Revenge
  • Plague
  • Musicians
  • Fantasy
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Redwing, Holly Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
911186
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781459800380
Lccn
2012937566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781459800380
  • (OCoLC)ocn785072888
Label
Redwing, Holly Bennett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
911186
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781459800380
Lccn
2012937566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781459800380
  • (OCoLC)ocn785072888

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