About the Author
C. R. Grey was born in a house on a pier in Maine-literally on the ocean. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, then received her BA in Theater from SUNY New Paltz and her MFA in Fiction from Ohio State University. Grey lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, with her husband, one black cat, one white cat, and a Boston Terrier named Trudy. She can often be found weeding through ephemera in antique shops and walking over the bridges that span the Hudson River.
Jim Madsen has illustrated many books for children, including Family Huddle by Peyton, Eli, and Archie Manning. He lives in Provo, Utah with his wife and their three children. When he's not busy illustrating, Jim enjoys exploring the outdoors, golf, and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. See more of his work online at jimmadsen.blogspot.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Title: Legacy of the Claw - Animas - Book One Author: C. R. Grey Publisher: Disney Book Group Published: 10-28-2014 Pages: 304 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Fantasy & Magic; Animals; Action & Adventure ISBN: 9781423180388 ASIN: B00OCB6ZZM Reviewed For NetGalley and Disney Book Group Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars From School Library Journal Gr 4–6—Twelve-year-old Bailey has been accepted to the prestigious Fairmont Academy in Aldermere where he hopes that he will finally find his animas, a unique bond with an animal that almost everyone has by the time they are his age. The Dark Woods that surround the school seem menacing, but Bailey senses mysterious happenings occurring there and that something or someone is watching him. He and some new friends begin to venture out at night, which leads to some scary and wondrous adventures as well as the threat of expulsion by the school administration. The story has elements reminiscent of the "Harry Potter" series, including a unique school game called Scavage, teachers who are not always what they seem, and encroaching dark forces. This novel about a murdered king, his ambitious and unscrupulous daughter who seeks to overturn the animas bond and make the animals subservient to the humans, her missing brother, and a legendary "child of war" is a fun page-turner with interesting characters and unexpected plot twists. Readers will be propelled toward the next volumes in this entertaining new series.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA Although listed for young adult readers, but I found it an interesting read would with interesting characters. There are unique twist and turns that keep the reader hopping. My rating of "Legacy of the Claw" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.
I thought the beggining was a little boring but it turnned out to be a great book with adventure and a deep secret hidden for decades. I thought this was a great book most first books in a series are boring this was little but I loved the ending and the chracters the auther created were very good! Loved it!!!!!!