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I've been wanting to read this for some time and finally picked it up. I suggest you don't wait any longer to get your copy. Allende's City of the Beasts is an amazing page-turner seamlessly combining fact and fantasy. The book takes you into the Amazon and almost feels like the start of a bad sci-fi flick but then shifts in an entirely different direction with mythic creatures and wild natives.
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Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold is about to join his fearless grandmother on the trip of a lifetime. An International Geographic expedition is headed to the dangerous, remote wilds of South America, on a mission to document the legendary Yeti of the Amazon known as the Beast.

But there are many secrets hidden in the unexplored wilderness, as Alex and his new friend Nadia soon discover. Drawing on the strength of their spirit guides, both young people are led on a thrilling and unforgettable journey to the ultimate discovery. . . .

Review:

"Adventure seekers will find plenty of thrills in Allende's first novel for young readers. When 15-year-old Alexander Cold is sent to stay with his eccentric, gruff grandmother, Kate, while his mother is being treated for cancer, he is more than a little reluctant to accompany Kate on a writing assignment in South America to search for a legendary nine-foot-tall 'Beast.' However, once the expedition down the Amazon begins, Alexander's doubts are pushed out of his mind by more immediate concerns, such as keeping an eye on two suspicious members of the party: a native named Karakawe and Mauro Cari as, a wealthy entrepreneur. After Alexander's mysterious encounter with a caged jaguar, another teen, Nadia, explains its importance to him, and begins calling Alexander 'Jaguar.' This marks the beginning of their somewhat surreal journey: the two teens are kidnapped by the 'People of the Mist,' a tribe possessing the power of turning invisible, and enter a mountain to discover the mythical city of El Dorado and the enigmatic 'Beasts.' Reluctant readers may be intimidated by the thickness of this volume, but the plot moves at a rapid pace, laced with surprises and ironic twists. The action and outcome seem preordained, cleverly crafted to deliver the moral, but many readers will find the author's formula successful with its environmentalist theme, a pinch of the grotesque and a larger dose of magic. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his fearless grandmother, a magazine reporter for International Geographic, on an expedition to the dangerous, remote world of the Amazon to document the legendary Yeti, known as The Beast. Translated from Spanish.

About the Author

Nacida en Perú, Isabel Allende se crióen Chile. Algunos de sus libros, La casa de los espíritus, De amor y sombra, Eva Luna, Cuentos de Eva Luna, El plan infinito, y más recientemente, Paula, raducidos a más de 25 lenguas, encabezan la lista de bestsellers en varios paises de America y Europa. Isabel Allende reside actualmente en California.

Born in Peru, Isabel Allende was raised in Chile. She is the author of the novels Portrait in Sepia, Daughter of Fortune, The Infinite Plan, Eva Luna, Of Love and Shadows, and The House of the Spirits, the short story collection The Stories of Eva Luna, the memoir Paula, and Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. City of the Beast is her first novel for young readers. She lives in California.

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puckgirl22, June 22, 2007 (view all comments by puckgirl22)
As a latinoamerican I loved this novel, The way she describes Alexander's experiences and how the whole travel to an unknown world, (with a special grandma) makes him change his point of view about eveything in life. I think the initial Alexander is a reflection of the way most people feels about jungle and the unknown (and how ignorant we city people are)
Its a great book for young people, to see there is more than cities and technology, and maybe a good way to make us worry about what's happening to the Amazonia
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060535032
Author:
Allende, Isabel
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Translator:
Peden, Margaret Sayers
Author:
Allende, Isabelle
Author:
by Isabel Allende
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.66x5.06x.97 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 432 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780060535032 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I've been wanting to read this for some time and finally picked it up. I suggest you don't wait any longer to get your copy. Allende's City of the Beasts is an amazing page-turner seamlessly combining fact and fantasy. The book takes you into the Amazon and almost feels like the start of a bad sci-fi flick but then shifts in an entirely different direction with mythic creatures and wild natives.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Adventure seekers will find plenty of thrills in Allende's first novel for young readers. When 15-year-old Alexander Cold is sent to stay with his eccentric, gruff grandmother, Kate, while his mother is being treated for cancer, he is more than a little reluctant to accompany Kate on a writing assignment in South America to search for a legendary nine-foot-tall 'Beast.' However, once the expedition down the Amazon begins, Alexander's doubts are pushed out of his mind by more immediate concerns, such as keeping an eye on two suspicious members of the party: a native named Karakawe and Mauro Cari as, a wealthy entrepreneur. After Alexander's mysterious encounter with a caged jaguar, another teen, Nadia, explains its importance to him, and begins calling Alexander 'Jaguar.' This marks the beginning of their somewhat surreal journey: the two teens are kidnapped by the 'People of the Mist,' a tribe possessing the power of turning invisible, and enter a mountain to discover the mythical city of El Dorado and the enigmatic 'Beasts.' Reluctant readers may be intimidated by the thickness of this volume, but the plot moves at a rapid pace, laced with surprises and ironic twists. The action and outcome seem preordained, cleverly crafted to deliver the moral, but many readers will find the author's formula successful with its environmentalist theme, a pinch of the grotesque and a larger dose of magic. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his fearless grandmother, a magazine reporter for International Geographic, on an expedition to the dangerous, remote world of the Amazon to document the legendary Yeti, known as The Beast. Translated from Spanish.

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