Series: The Immortals #2

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Wolf-Speaker

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Wolf-Speaker

Second in the Immortals fantasy adventure series for middle-grade readers (ninth in the overall Tortall series) and revolving around Daine, a 14-year-old girl Gifted with the ability to speak to animals as well as heal them. If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Tortall books on my website. My Take Oh, this is a lovely adventure that revolves around tolerance and environmental pollution. Your kids will get a kick out of Daine as she learns to see goodness even in those who aren’t pretty, to accept that everyone does not see the world as she does, and she can talk to any animal. A truly useful ability when it comes time to take down the bad guys! Exercise your child’s imagination when Daine learns to shift her consciousness into different animals and Pierce enables us to experience the world through their eyes…and noses! Even as the animals who allow Daine into their bodies learn to see from a human perspective. It’s an exciting read with lots of action and adventure even as we learn to accept animals, people, and monsters for their own sake and not from prejudice learned from others. Laugh as the wolves and the […]

Posted January 15, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade readers / 0 Comments