Monday, April 23, 2007

The Book without Words (book review)

The Book without Words is a fantasy by Avi. In this story, Master Thorston is a powerful alchemist who is about to make the stones of life, which will let him achieve immortality. But when he falls to his death and swallows a stone, the only heirs to Thorston's magic are his servant girl named Sybil and Odo, Thorston's talking raven. However, when they can't read his Book without Words, they are faced with a choice: get thrown into the street or find out how to read Thorston's book and make gold to save themselves.

I really enjoyed this story, though I have read books by Avi, such as The Good Dog and Poppy and Rye, that I liked even more. If you try this book, I hope you will enjoy it just as much as I did!

I give this book 9 out of 10 stars.

The Once Upon a Time Challenge: 3 down, 12 to go.


Robin said...

Nice review, Annie! I just finished listening to this book on CDs and I really liked it, too. It made me laugh outloud in some spots. I've read quite a few of Avi's books, and my all-time favorite is The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Have you read that one?

Jean said...

I have not read this, but your review makes me want to. I will be at the library tomorrow and may very well see about getting it. Thanks!

Framed said...

I have this book but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Your review makes me look forward to it even more.

booklogged said...

I'm just into this book. So far I'm enjoying. I also liked Charlotte Doyle and Crispin: Lead of Cross.

chittavrtti said...

So many Avi's. Poppy was recommended to me a long time ago and the Cross of Lead intrigues me and now here's another. ***CV

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