Publishers Weekly - Publishers WeeklyTerryl Whitlatch and David Michael Wieger's delightful fantasy novel, The Katurran Odyssey, invites the reader into an enchanted world of exotic animals, depicted in full-color illustrations throughout the text. Whitlatch is the principal concept designer for Star Wars. Agent, Muriel Nellis at Literary and Creative Artists. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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the Katuhrran odyssey is a marvelous story with the simple quest of finding a home. with vibrant pictures and religious undertones, this book draws you into a world where all creatures can speak and friendship is strong.
The Katurran Odyssey is the story of an Earth-like planet inhabited by talking animals. Although the animals can communicate with each other in a common language, they are still constrained by the same ecological rules as in our world (a wolf can talk to an antelope, but that doesn't mean he won't eat it). Star Wars, Episode 1 character designer Teryl Whitlatch, responsible for the look but not the voice or actions of Jar Jar Binks, beautifully illustrates this book. The story is a little more child-oriented than suggested by its cover - the fact that the animals share the same language pretty much kills the idea of 'science fantasy' that the authors are going for, but for older children (young teen), I think it's excellent. Younger readers might be frightened by a few characters and situations. It's not Tolkien, but I don't think its trying to be. More like C.S. Lewis. Fans of Narnia will love this book, and the illustrations are fantastic.