Wabi: A Hero's Taleby Joseph Bruchac
Wabi was born an owl—a great horned owl who grew to become such a strong, confident creature that he was afraid of nothing. But now he is afraid. He fears that he might never win the heart of the girl he loves. Somehow, despite his own intentions, he has fallen in love with a girl—a beautiful, headstrong human girl. And so he begins the adventure of his life. He shape-shifts into human form in order to be with her. But before he can win her love, he must face an even greater challenge in a land he comes to think of as the Valley of Monsters.
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
* "Wabi's inquisitive and endearing personality will charm readers." —School Library Journal, starred review
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Greg M. Romaneck
"Bruchac's storytelling skills are on full display in this tale introducing an owl narrator...His tale agilely balances suspense, humor, and romance." —Publishers Weekly
"It is a welcome addition to the growing genre of Native American fiction for teens." —VOYA
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- 12 Years
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Meet the Author
Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.
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My name is israel im 13 years old and this book is a very good book for me .
A very good story
The book Wabi is a very creative and out speaking book. Wabi was born a very small and runty owl. When he was a baby owl he wasn¿t the biggest owl that you would ever see but he was very smart and clever which made him a very smart person. After he was kicked out of his nest by his bully big brother he meets his great-grandmother. She is a very wise and smart owl and teaches Wabi everything he needs to know as an older adult owl. Together they take care of a small village and make sure nothing harms them. Wabi falls in love with a girl from the village that they are protecting. Her name is Dohijla and she is a very strong very smart and curious woman. So Wabi¿s grandmother tells him that if he would take the burden she would change him into an owl and he could try to win the woman¿s heart that he likes. But when Wabi is changed into a human he finds out that being a human is much harder than being an owl there are a lot of different things that Wabi must learn in order to survive and prosper in the new life that he has chosen. I would recommend this book if you like to read old story tale legends. If I were to rate this book I probably would give it about four stars because I usually like reading old story tales personally. I wouldn¿t change anything in the book because if I were to try I don¿t know what I would change because it is a good book all around. It also shows you that you shouldn¿t take life for granted and take it as it comes to you.