Tina Field Howe lives in Waverly, New York. "Alysa of the Fields", her first novel in the Tellings of Xunar-kun Series, won the 2006 Dream Realm Awards for Cover Art. The unabridged audio book version which she produced won Mom’s Choice, Reader’s Choice, and Reader Views awards. Published in 2008, Book Two, "The Trailfolk of Xunar-kun", won Reader’s Favorite and The Written Art awards. Tina creates the cover art for her books and has published illustrations internationally in several books and other media. She has created a children's picture book, Snailsworth, a slow little story. In addition to writing stories, poetry and screenplays, Tina has been a freelance communications designer since 1995. She is also a screenwriter and is working on a write-for-hire feature film. Tina is available for talks, writing workshops, readings, and signings. Visit her website to view her extensive portfolio and to learn more about her books.
Alysa of the Fields, Book One in the Tellings of Xunar-kun Seriesby Tina Field Howe
So begins a noble adventure that takes Alysa away from all that is familiar, from her family and friends, from her homestead high in the mountains of Xunar-kun. Leaving the comfort and assurance of Alysa's clanfolk is not an easy task for one born into a society that holds to tradition with fervor. This strong tradition shapes the lives of every person in the
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So begins a noble adventure that takes Alysa away from all that is familiar, from her family and friends, from her homestead high in the mountains of Xunar-kun. Leaving the comfort and assurance of Alysa's clanfolk is not an easy task for one born into a society that holds to tradition with fervor. This strong tradition shapes the lives of every person in the homestead and their place in it. Alysa dares to ask the question: Could it be true that tradition is really just a form of control?
Long-guarded secrets have caused the Field Folk to view a distant tribe as savage; yet many of Alysa's discoveries about them turn her society's world upside down. In finding the courage to look outside her own society for the truth, she also looks within and discovers her own individuality.
This story is suitable for adolescents through adults. The themes uplift family, friends, questioning, thinking, respecting others, making the right choices, and taking a risk for the right reasons. There are many strong, well-developed female characters, and there are many interesting, strong male characters as well. Male readers, as well as female, enjoy this story very much.
This unabridged audio book has won Mom’s Choice, Reader’s Choice, and Reader Views awards.
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