The Legend Begins (Little Fur Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Who is Little Fur? Why, she's a half elf, half troll, as tall as a three-year-old human child, with slanted green eyes, wild red hair that brambles about her pointed ears, and bare, broad, four-toed feet. Little Fur loves and tends to the Old Ones, the seven ancient trees that protect her home, a small, magical wilderness nestled magically in a park in the midst of a large, bustling human city. When she learns that evil forces are out to destroy her beloved trees, the intrepid halfling must embark on an ambitious...
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The Legend Begins (Little Fur Series #1)

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Overview

Who is Little Fur? Why, she's a half elf, half troll, as tall as a three-year-old human child, with slanted green eyes, wild red hair that brambles about her pointed ears, and bare, broad, four-toed feet. Little Fur loves and tends to the Old Ones, the seven ancient trees that protect her home, a small, magical wilderness nestled magically in a park in the midst of a large, bustling human city. When she learns that evil forces are out to destroy her beloved trees, the intrepid halfling must embark on an ambitious and dangerous journey into the human world and down into an ancient cut in the earth, in search of a way to save not only the Old Ones, but the Earth Spirit itself. Geared to young middle-grade readers who are, like our troll heroine, still innocent and natural champions of our earth, Little Fur is an eco-fantasy as wise and fey as it is adventurous and suspenseful.

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Little Fur is a tiny elf/troll on a mission. This adorable, pointy-eared creature strives to protect her beloved Old Ones, the seven ancient trees that protect her diminutive home in the midst of a bustling human metropolis. The emergence of evil forces intent on destroying this protective circle forces Little Fur to risk an extended journey into the human world and then far down into the earth itself. An exquisite eco-fantasy.
Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
This eco-fantasy from Australia does not really succeed because the author's message about the dire straits of the environment overpowers what is a rather delightful story. Little Fur, the main character, is a girl who is half-troll and half-elf with flaming red hair and green, slanted eyes. She lives in an ancient stand of trees in the middle of a city. There she is quite content with healing the wild creatures who come to her with their hurts and problems, and planting seeds to keep the Earth green and productive. All this changes when an evil gang begins a campaign of burning trees throughout the area. In order to save her trees, she begins a difficult journey to find Sett Owl who can provide her with the information she needs for protecting her beloved trees, as well as rescuing the very spirit of the Earth. With its brown suede cover, the book is very attractive. The black and white illustrations are interesting, but do not always coincide with the text. Purchase of this tale is up to the needs of each library or school.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Nestled deep within a secret wilderness carefully concealed from human eyes lives a small half-elf, half-troll girl. Little Fur is sworn to protect the seven ancient trees that connect directly to the earth-spirit, but learns that fire-loving humans may soon harm her precious enclave. Uncertain of what to do, Little Fur seeks advice from a wise owl, setting her on a quest to awaken the one creature that might bring humanity back to its senses. Accompanied by two cats and a wisecracking crow, the little creature faces her fears and proves that even the smallest heroine can make a difference. This benign eco-fantasy treads familiar territory with its tale of respecting the world around us. It's enjoyable, if occasionally more didactic than necessary. The simple pen-and-ink illustrations are pleasant but don't always pair up well with the action. Also, the book leaves questions regarding Little Fur's ancestry unanswered, setting the stage for future titles in the series. A story best enjoyed by children looking for a low-key fantasy series akin to Patrick Carman's "The Land of Elyon" books (Scholastic).-Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The first of a proposed quartet introduces Little Fur, an elf troll, tall as a three-year-old child with "slanted green eyes, wild red hair that brambled about her pointed ears and bare, broad, four-toed feet." Little Fur lives in a wilderness protected by seven ancient trees known as the Old Ones set in the middle of a modern human city. A healer who tends the Old Ones, Little Fur embarks on a quest to save the trees from rogue human tree-burners and to thwart the Troll King's plot to kill the earth spirit. Armed with her bag of seeds and herbs, Little Fur journeys by night with her animal helpers to find the tree guardian who sleeps in a deep earth crack. Earth-wise and stalwart, Little Fur uses her healing powers to fend off perils of the human world and prove that "sometimes small things could do what greater creatures could not." This wee eco-fantasy heroine, with her green message, will win the hearts of young environmentalists. (Fantasy. 8-11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375849220
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/22/2008
  • Series: Little Fur Series , #1
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 626,534
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Isobelle Carmody is among the biggest names in Australian fantasy writing. The Gathering was a joint winner of the 1993 CBC Book of the Year Award and the 1994 Childrený Literature Peace Prize. Billy Thunder and the Night Gate (reprinted by RHCB as Night Gate in 2005) was shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Childrený Literature in the 2001 NSW Premierý Literary Awards. The author lives in Apollo Bay, Australia, and Prague, Czech Republic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Magic

    My daughter absolutely loved the Little Fur series when she was 8 years old. We ended up buying all the books by this author that were published in US. Wonderful storyline, great characters - absolutely one of the best fantasy series for children!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    Not Reccomended

    The plot is pretty good, though a little too cute. But the writing seems rather flat. There just didn't seem to be all that much depth too it. I didn't really feel any suspense or excitement. The surface was all there was too it, which makes for boring writing. I didn't enjoy it all that much, but it never hurts to check it out if you're looking for something VERY cute, light, and happy that's easy to read. But all in all, not a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2006

    THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!

    I loved this book. It was very interesting. I liked when Little Fur asked the Sett Owl her question. Isobelle Carmody made the characters seem so real. She's a really great author. I can't wait until she writes the next book in this series.

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    Sucks

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    Posted December 26, 2010

    little fur

    this book is the most boring book i have read. there has been a little bit of good parts in it but the most part it is a waste of your time.

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