Ella and the Panther's Quest

Ella and the Panther's Quest

by Lisa Anne Nisula


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ISBN-13: 9781453644980
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/29/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lisa Anne Nisula is an author living near Cleveland, OH. When she isn't making up stories, she's reading them, usually while knitting. She is currently working on her next fantasy novel and planning a sequel to her book Fantasy Kingdom XXI.

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Ella and the Panther's Quest 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
anatwork.k on LibraryThing 18 days ago
"Ella and the Panther's Quest" is an interesting blend of a Beauty and the Beast and Quest driven fantasy novel. Ella is a young substitute teacher who enjoys hanging out at the library from where she is transported magically into an alternate universe to help a caged panther. Ella thinks of an innovative way to secure the panthers freedom and subsequently joins him on his quest to destroy the evil magician. I found the character interplay quite charming and it helped to keep me interested in the story. I also really liked the underlying theme that though Ella seems like an unlikely hero (and is actively resented as one by the panther), she is the one who is able to help him.Although the book is meant for younger readers, I found it quite engaging. While there aren't a lot of plot twists the constant movement as Ella progresses through the kingdom helps to draw your attention. I did find the authors attention to knitting patterns somewhat jarring and not altogether harmonious with the flow of the narrative. In all, I did enjoy reading the book and would like to thank Lisa Anne Nisula for giving me the opportunity. I think it would be appealing to younger girls. The copy of the book that I am reviewing is an ebook and I received it through the members giveaway program.
HappieAnnie on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Ella's adventure begins while trying to reach for the public library's copy of the works of Lewis Carroll, which turns out to be prophetic as she is propelled through an enchanted mirror into a magical world by an animated footstool. There she meets the panther of the book's title. This being a magical world, the panther explains that he has a quest to rescue a cursed castle, but has been imprisoned in a locked cage and so must wait for a champion who can free him and then accompany him on this mission.Unsurprisingly enough, Ella succeeds in freeing the panther, and joins the big cat and walking, but not talking, footstool in their journey (think Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast). Panther reluctantly agrees to Ella's presence, being firmly convinced that they will meet the true hero along the way. The plot moves quickly along (despite the near 300 page count) as the unlikely trio successfully negotiate a succession of obstacles and adversaries. At times the plot development felt very Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass, at others I was reminded of C. S. Lewis's Silver Chair.Ella and the Panther's Quest is self-published, so it is not as polished as it could be. There are occasional typos and sometimes the dialog can be stilted. It is however a "ripping yarn"; an enjoyable page-turner of a fairy tale with a suprisingly satisfying ending.I was provided with a complimentary e-book of this title by the author. I have received no remuneration for this review.
Tropical-Library on LibraryThing 18 days ago
I received a copy of this book through the member's giveaway, and found it to be a quick, enjoyable read. I particularly enjoyed the interaction between Ella and the panther, in particular that she turns out to be the heroine he needed, rather than the hero he wanted. Footstool is a great sidekick, and although the storyline was somewhat predictable to me, I'm sure that won;t be as much of an issue for younger readers.The only thing that jarred a little was the ending, which seemed a little rushed perhaps, not quite as polished as the rest of the story. I would certainly recommend this book to young fantasy readers and anyone else looking for a fun way to pass a couple of hours.
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Diana Anglada More than 1 year ago
i havent read it