[The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson


The Wind Singer

The Wind Singer Download ↠ 5 review The Wind Singer The city walls Their only hope to rescue the rest of their family is to find the key to the wind singer a now defunct device in the city's center which was once the course of happiness and harmony in Aramanth But the key was given to an evil spirit lord the Morah in exchange for the Morah's c. In the city of Aramanth the lives of its citizens are ruled by a color coded caste system of standardized tests How well one does on the yearly High Examination determines what you do for work where you live and even what color clothing you wear Those that test poorly find themselves consigned to the dismal one room tenements and menial labor of the Grey district while those who test well can eventually aspire to life in the mansions and illustrious careers of the White district Free thinking and creativity are unheard of but most of the city s residents are content with their way of life One family however is not The Haths Hanno and Ira have raised their three children the twins Kestrel and Bowman and baby Pinpin to believe that there are important things in life than moving up in society s ranks They teach their children the old stories that everyone else has forgotten such as the legend of the strange archaic structure that still stands in the middle of Aramanth known as the Wind Singer The tales go that once the Wing Singer made beautiful music that made everyone in Aramanth happy and kept away evil The Wind Singer s voice however was lost long ago causing the conditions in the city to deteriorate rapidly When one day Kestrel rebels tired of the endless rules regulations and tests and her entire family is put in jeopardy she finds that the only way to save them and the entire city from their horrible fate is to find the Wind Singer s voice and return it to its rightful place Armed with only an old map she and her brother Bowman and their friend Mumpo must set out on their uest which will bring them face to face with a sinister evil than any they could have imaginedI picked this up from the library because I have been in kind of a slump as far as reading goes I have a bunch of books that I m in the middle of right now that I just can t seem to slog through past a certain point I wanted something fun that I could read uickly and I figured this would be just the thing While overall I thought this was a pretty good book I did have some issues with it The main thing I didn t like about it was that it seemed even for a YA book to be very thinly fleshed out I thought that the set up for the kids big uest was very good but once things got moving I felt like the author glossed over too much After Kestrel Bowman and Mumpo get started on their journey they have various adventures of course but I felt like these were rushed through and there wasn t enough detail given about the places they go and the people they meet on their journey It s like the author was too focused on getting them from point A to point B to tell us what was happening in between This frustrated me because we re given glimpses of a uniue interesting world outside the walls of Aramanth and we re told next to nothing about it Also I felt at the end that things were tied up just a little too neatly Various problems were resolved too easily to be believable This seemed to be a problem throughout the book I didn t like how most of the time things just conveniently fell into place The characters would get into a scrape and instead of finding a way out of it themselves some miraculous solution would just fall into their laps With those negative things aside this book did have a pretty good message at the heart of it and the characters were essentially likable and easy to root for Probably the things that bothered me about this book wouldn t bother a reader in the age group it was intended for Also it did accomplish what I wanted it to It passed an afternoon uite uickly and got me out of my slump of not being able to finish anything I don t think I ll be reading the rest of the trilogy though Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass) yearly High Examination determines what Somebody Else Is On The Moon you do for work where Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you live and even what color clothing Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you wear Those that test poorly find themselves consigned to the dismal one room tenements and menial labor of the Grey district while those who test well can eventually aspire to life in the mansions and illustrious careers of the White district Free thinking and creativity are unheard of but most of the city s residents are content with their way of life One family however is not The Haths Hanno and Ira have raised their three children the twins Kestrel and Bowman and baby Pinpin to believe that there are important things in life than moving up in society s ranks They teach their children the old stories that everyone else has forgotten such as the legend of the strange archaic structure that still stands in the middle of Aramanth known as the Wind Singer The tales go that once the Wing Singer made beautiful music that made everyone in Aramanth happy and kept away evil The Wind Singer s voice however was lost long ago causing the conditions in the city to deteriorate rapidly When one day Kestrel rebels tired of the endless rules regulations and tests and her entire family is put in jeopardy she finds that the only way to save them and the entire city from their horrible fate is to find the Wind Singer s voice and return it to its rightful place Armed with only an old map she and her brother Bowman and their friend Mumpo must set out on their uest which will bring them face to face with a sinister evil than any they could have imaginedI picked this up from the library because I have been in kind of a slump as far as reading goes I have a bunch of books that I m in the middle of right now that I just can t seem to slog through past a certain point I wanted something fun that I could read uickly and I figured this would be just the thing While overall I thought this was a pretty good book I did have some issues with it The main thing I didn t like about it was that it seemed even for a YA book to be very thinly fleshed out I thought that the set up for the kids big uest was very good but once things got moving I felt like the author glossed over too much After Kestrel Bowman and Mumpo get started on their journey they have various adventures of course but I felt like these were rushed through and there wasn t enough detail given about the places they go and the people they meet on their journey It s like the author was too focused on getting them from point A to point B to tell us what was happening in between This frustrated me because we re given glimpses of a uniue interesting world outside the walls of Aramanth and we re told next to nothing about it Also I felt at the end that things were tied up just a little too neatly Various problems were resolved too easily to be believable This seemed to be a problem throughout the book I didn t like how most of the time things just conveniently fell into place The characters would get into a scrape and instead of finding a way out of it themselves some miraculous solution would just fall into their laps With those negative things aside this book did have a pretty good message at the heart of it and the characters were essentially likable and easy to root for Probably the things that bothered me about this book wouldn t bother a reader in the age group it was intended for Also it did accomplish what I wanted it to It passed an afternoon uite uickly and got me out of my slump of not being able to finish anything I don t think I ll be reading the rest of the trilogy though

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The Wind Singer Download ↠ 5 review The Wind Singer Kestrel Hath's schoolroom rebellion against the stifling caste system of Aramanth leads to explosive conseuences for her and her family they are relegated to the city's lowest caste and are ostracized With nothing left to lose Kestrel and her twin brother Bowman do the unthinkable they leave. Children s books about the horrors of standardized testing are increasingly popular these days From Edward Bloor s well intentioned Story Time to The Report Card by the otherwise talented Andrew Clements these books have attempted to capture the dangers of this destructive teaching tool Both books have fallen short leaving some people to wonder if there could ever be a book that discusses this controversial subject well What few people know is that there s a fantastic well written and beautifully put together fantasy series that begins with the horrific results of what happens when a society bases all decisions on testing Regular methodical testing In William Nicholson s The Wind Singer the first in his Wind On Fire trilogy the term distopia takes on a whole new look and meaning In a book that is simultaneously wise beautifully penned and deeply moving The Wind Singer gets to the bottom of rigid test based communities and show us a great worst case scenarioAramanth is a community that loves its tests Living by the daily pledge I vow to strive harder to reach higher and in every way to seek to make tomorrow better than today its citizens embody the ultimate caste system Based on strict standardized testing people live according to how well they test The nicest homes belong to those members of society that answer uizzes effectively and intelligently For those people who don t like tests or don t do well on them for a variety of reasons they live on the bottom rungs of society There s very little rebellion in Aramanth due to its rigid control of any possible insubordination on the part of its citizens That is until the day little Kestrel Hath decides that she doesn t want to live in a world based on testing any Suddenly she s endangered her family and herself There seems no escape from Aramanth s rules and regulations until the ancient Emperor a disused ruler tells Kestral about the Wind Singer This gigantic and ancient construction of pipes that towers over the town was once given the ability to sing to its citizens calming their hearts and making them happy When the key to the Wind Singer s voice was stolen the society became cold and hardened into its current state With her twin brother Bowman and their initially unwanted tagalong Mumpo at her side Kestral and company embark on a uest to save Aramanth from itself once and for allI nominate this book for the title Perfect Distopian Novel I ve not fallen for a fabulous fantasy in a long time and this book has everything you could want in it A great and little used moral Characters you care about deeply A gripping plot Everything I greatly appreciated that the parents of the heroes in this book were not only both alive not usually the case in fantasies but also active amusing and subversive aids to their kids efforts Too often parents fret and flail in children s novels adding nothing to the story but woe In this book Mr and Mrs Hath recognize the uest their children are on and decide to raise a little hooplah in Aramanth on their own The results are uite fabulous The most recommended fantasy book in schools nation wide is undeniably Lois Lowry s The Giver I suggest that as good as it is we give The Giver a break for once and encourage our kids to read The Wind Singer instead Those children that suffer under the strain of repeated testing will appreciate the book s strong message Children who like great action seuences and heightened danger will fall for the book s fast paced escapes and battles And those children that simply like a good story with good writing will be entranced I say with conviction that this is probably one of the strongest British fantasy book for children written in the twenty first century It s simply the best Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass) you could want in it A great and little used moral Characters Somebody Else Is On The Moon you care about deeply A gripping plot Everything I greatly appreciated that the parents of the heroes in this book were not only both alive not usually the case in fantasies but also active amusing and subversive aids to their kids efforts Too often parents fret and flail in children s novels adding nothing to the story but woe In this book Mr and Mrs Hath recognize the uest their children are on and decide to raise a little hooplah in Aramanth on their own The results are uite fabulous The most recommended fantasy book in schools nation wide is undeniably Lois Lowry s The Giver I suggest that as good as it is we give The Giver a break for once and encourage our kids to read The Wind Singer instead Those children that suffer under the strain of repeated testing will appreciate the book s strong message Children who like great action seuences and heightened danger will fall for the book s fast paced escapes and battles And those children that simply like a good story with good writing will be entranced I say with conviction that this is probably one of the strongest British fantasy book for children written in the twenty first century It s simply the best

William Nicholson ☆ 5 Read

The Wind Singer Download ↠ 5 review The Wind Singer Alling off its terrible army of Zars Armed with desperate bravery wits and determination Kestrel Bowman and a tagalong classmate set off to find the key Along the way they meet allies and foes but in order to succeed in their uest they must face the most sinister force of all the powerful Mor. I started this book when I was much younger about six or seven and I was hooked Unfortunately I was unable to finish it until much later about three or four years later and it still had me hooked The book made me happy Of course there wersome unaswered uestions especially about the old children and the windsinger but the rest of it was really charming I didn t really mind the made up words because they just added a lighter tone towhat could have been a depressing story I especially loved Mumpo and a few of the twins character traits The violence in the book didn t really bother me because of the way the author didn t dwell on it Iwas surprised that there would be books after it because it had a pretty tidy ending Anyhow it just provides an opportunity for a abckstory plus I would love to see how Aramanth fared after they inhabitants gained their freedom If was to critically analyse it now I would probably find disturbing messages or plot holes but reading it as a child it made me happy And that s what a children s book should do Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass) years later and it still had me hooked The book made me happy Of course there wersome unaswered uestions especially about the old children and the windsinger but the rest of it was really charming I didn t really mind the made up words because they just added a lighter tone towhat could have been a depressing story I especially loved Mumpo and a few of the twins character traits The violence in the book didn t really bother me because of the way the author didn t dwell on it Iwas surprised that there would be books after it because it had a pretty tidy ending Anyhow it just provides an opportunity for a abckstory plus I would love to see how Aramanth fared after they inhabitants gained their freedom If was to critically analyse it now I would probably find disturbing messages or plot holes but reading it as a child it made me happy And that s what a children s book should do

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • The Wind Singer
  • William Nicholson
  • English
  • 23 April 2019
  • 9780786817993

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  1. says: [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson

    [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson Oh my goodness I read this book when I was about eleven years old and I've been searching for it every since No really You know those books you read as a kid that kind of stayed with you but you can't remember the title? That was this book I searched for it in the library rooting through the orange coloured bo

  2. says: [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson

    [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson Children's books about the horrors of standardized testing are increasingly popular these days From Edward Bloor's well intentioned Story Time to The Report Card by the otherwise talented Andrew Clements these books have attempted to capture the dangers of this destructive teaching tool Both books have fallen s

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    [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson I can describe this book in one word Strange In fact it was so strange I could hardly relate to any characters as they and their situations were so unbelievablebut let me start the things I did like The dystopian fantasy world where long ago

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    review The Wind Singer [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson I was very disappointed in The Wind Singer by William Nicholson It seems to be an overly simplistic message book

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    [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson characters Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ William Nicholson review The Wind Singer In the city of Aramanth the lives of its citizens are ruled by a color coded caste system of standardized tests How well one does on the yearly “High Examination” determines what you do for work where you live and even what color clothing you wear Those that test poorly find themselves consigned to the disma

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    review The Wind Singer [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson characters Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ William Nicholson In year 7 my class was split into reading groups There were six people in my group and we were the capable group of the class When it came time to select the book we would read and discuss our group was divided i

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    [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson I remember reading this trilogy many many years ago Mumpo and Kestrel were my favourite characters However the most I remember about it is just how weird it is Like really weird With creepy bald children that want

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    [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson Overall Honest Book Review I read this book years ago may not be as concise of a reviewcharactersThe Hath family is a very supportive loving family Kestrel Hath is a little girl who has courage to stand up for what she believes in then the whole town She is cute spunky intelligent fair and honorable Bowman Hath is Kestrels twin brother who goes on the uest with her Mumpo tags along he doesn't take no for an an

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    [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson William Nicholson ☆ 5 Read characters Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ William Nicholson I started this book when I was much younger about six or seven and I was hooked Unfortunately I was unable to finish it until much later abou

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    [The Wind Singer] New ☆ William Nicholson characters Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ William Nicholson ummmmm this book was very strange VERY VERY STRANGE but i found myself liking it for some reason but just to warn you if you haven't read it this is one of the weirdest things i have read in my entire life

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