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A fantastic fantasy suitable for young readers. #FREE DOWNLOAD ⚼ Battle of the Birds - Te pakanga o nga manu Ý A pendant A prophecy A race against timeBreaking free of the earth, the massive bird shudders as if awakening from a long slumberStuck in Wisconsin, Annie is homesick But when a giant eagle flies her home to New Zealand, it s a thousand years too early and a battle is brewing between the birds Can Annie and her friends help the flightless overcome the ambitious Te Hokioi Will gentle Moa survive to live on in history And will Annie make it back to Wisconsin The battle scene is one of the best I have read Barbara MurisonBorn in New Zealand, Lee Murray lived in Wisconsin for four years before an effigy mound whisked her home she now lives in Tauranga, with her husband andchildren This is her first novel Fantastic book that gave a great young reader some history and mythology wrapped up in one Lee touched on very early New Zealand history with a balanced touch of historical mythology with a modern hero in the mix throughly enjoyed and look forward toof her work to come You ve read or viewed my review of Dash of Reality by Lee Murray a Chick lit novel for the Young Adults to adult audience and now readers I bring forth to you Battle of the Birds , her latest book written for those aged 10 to teen audience or if you are like me and wanting a quick read, then by all means Adults you too will enjoy.Before I get started on my review , this book Battle of the Birds recently won an award The Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Youth Novel More information o You ve read or viewed my review of Dash of Reality by Lee Murray a Chick lit novel for the Young Adults to adult audience and now readers I bring forth to you Battle of the Birds , her latest book written for those aged 10 to teen audience or if you are like me and wanting a quick read, then by all means Adults you too will enjoy.Before I get started on my review , this book Battle of the Birds recently won an award The Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Youth Novel More information on what the Sir Julius Vogel award is can be found of the Birds starts off with the reader s meeting Annie an Eleven year old girl who has just moved to Wisconsin from New Zealand as her father has received a job teaching as a University Lecturer While her mother who has just started some college courses that s American for university heads to the local library , Annie decides to tag a long and wait outside for her mother to finish While outside waiting on one of the hill mounds which we discover are called Effgy s Annie starts to feel odd and soon , the mound is transformed into an American eagle and has transported Annie back to New Zealand Home again, she is ecstatic until she discovers that she has in fact gone back in time to over 1000 years ago New Zealand is definitely not the same place then as it is now We later discover that there was a prophecy foretold that a guide and a speaker who could speak the language of the birds would save New Zealand and mediate between the long standing Battle of the Birds Reader s will learn that Annie is the prophesied one, but she isn t a warrior she is just an average 11 year old girl Can Annie save her newfound friends when terror strikes the Maori villages Will Annie learn and be able to mediate and settle the Battle of the Birds andimportantly , feeling homesick will Annie ever return to the future to her family or will the prophecy have her stuck in this timezone A fun and easy read , Battle of the Birds is a story filled with Nature, History, Culture and Maori Myths and Legends.A tale we can all appreciate An entertaining and quick read, clearly written for children and will require substantial suspension of belief As a bird enthusiast, I was quite intrigued by the concept, and probably came into it with a certain amount of cynicism and knowledge that is not to be found in its intended audience of at a guess ages 8 The characterisation was fun, I particularly enjoyed the personality of Ken the bald eagle And the fact it is based on Maori mythology was also a plus Also, lots of action an An entertaining and quick read, clearly written for children and will require substantial suspension of belief As a bird enthusiast, I was quite intrigued by the concept, and probably came into it with a certain amount of cynicism and knowledge that is not to be found in its intended audience of at a guess ages 8 The characterisation was fun, I particularly enjoyed the personality of Ken the bald eagle And the fact it is based on Maori mythology was also a plus Also, lots of action and a bit of humour.There were a few extremely minor niggles though I m not quite comfortable with present tense narration, especially third person present tense It didn t sit well with me, although once I got used to it I barely noticed it.Why was Ken s dialogue in italics At first I thought it was birds in talics, humans in non but it was done consistently with Ken s and no bird else s.Excessive use of exclamation marks Some add to the tension, too many just look like a lack of editing.The naming of the birds was inconsistent some had Maori names which is good , some had random made up names Mergus and then there was Barty and Fantasia It felt a little like the author was letting her children name her avian characters At least the names of the human characters was consistent.Birds can not really show facial emotions at least not in the way that humans can, so what was with Te Hokioi smiling and grinning Also, the New Zealand goose was flightless So what species was Mergus There is no way a bald eagle could lift and carry a person, unless they were an enormous bald eagle although given he also flies her through time and drops her 1000 years and thousands of miles from her starting point, that can fit in the fable aspect.So, in summary, a fun read but not exactly required reading PS The cover is beautiful