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Kel fights to maintain the rigorous regimen of a page while confronting the prejudices that come with being a female in a man's world and coping with a crush on her closest friend, Neal.

Synopsis:

Kel fights to maintain the rigorous regimen of a page while confronting the prejudices that come with being a female in a man's world and coping with a crush on her closest friend, Neal.

About the Author

In the sixth grade, Tamora Pierce was encouraged by her father to start writing and she immediately got hooked. Once she discovered fantasy and science fiction, she tried to write the same kind of stories she read, only with teenaged girl heroines who were usually missing from the 1960s stories.

Before her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied psychology, Pierce rediscovered writing when she wrote her first original short story since tenth grade. She sold her first story a year later and then enrolled in a fiction writing course during her senior year. When her teacher suggested that she tackle a novel, her childhood ideas came back to her and she began her first sword and sorcery novel.

Pierce then worked as a housemother in an Idaho group home for teenaged girls, who loved hearing Alannas story from the in-progress quartet, Song of the Lioness. As Pierce continued to write and send out manuscripts, she moved to Manhattan to get her publishing career off the ground.

Pierce still lives in Manhattan with her husband, writer/filmmaker Tim, and their three cats, two parakeets, plus a floating population of rescued wildlife. She enjoys her hectic life as a full-time writer and she hopes that her books leave her readers with the feeling that they can achieve anything if they want it badly enough.

Tamora Pierce is a popular author of fantasy books for teenagers. In her latest quartet, Protector of the Small, readers follow heroine Kel as she rigorously trains for the knighthood.

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brookemiddle55, October 2, 2007 (view all comments by brookemiddle55)
Best book I have ever read!
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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
In this installment of the Protector of the Small quartet, Kel has survived her probationary year as the first female page in Tortall (other than Alanna, who was disguised as a boy). She has, in some measure, won the respect of Lord Wyldon and her fellow pages, but she still has enemies among the pages who are more conservative (and more bullying) in their outlook. Meanwhile, Kel has to deal with (horrors!) the onset of puberty and all the embarassments involved.

At times this installment felt rushed, as Pierce tries to fit three years of pageship into one novel. But it's a good one nontheless.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679889182
Author:
Pierce, Tamora
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
fantasy;fiction;young adult;tortall;ya;protector of the small;knights;magic;adventure;tamora pierce;children s;knighthood;teen;feminism;children;female protagonist;pierce;juvenile;sff;novel;heroine;medieval;strong women;animals;friendship;girl power;femin
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Protector of the Small (Paperback)
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 11
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.30x4.38x.79 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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