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[ Pdf Windblowne é young-adult-historical-fiction PDF ] by Stephen Messer ☆ In the town of Windblowne, kite flying is no hobby It s an obsession It s an art It s at the core of the identity of its quirky inhabitants People here spend all year waiting for the legendary Ye Olde Festival of Kites where they might see kites designed as enormous dragons or entire schools of fish or even carrier kites that passengers ride in And then there are the fliers These brave souls take their kites up to the crest of the mountain above Windblowne and jump, attempting to ride the fierce winds and beat a record that s stood for over fifty years.
Like everyone in Windblowne, Oliver dreams of beating that record Too bad every kite he flies ends up in humiliating displays of destruction Oliver is a terrible kite flier He s an even worse kite A High Flying Fantasy Adventure That Will Blow Readers Away Every Kite Oliver Touches Flies Straight Into The Ground, Making Him The Laughingstock Of Windblowne With The Kite Flying Festival Only Days Away, Oliver Tracks Down His Reclusive Great Uncle Gilbert, A Former Champion With Gilbert S Help, Oliver Can Picture Himself On The Crest, Launching Into The Winds To Become One Of The Legendary Fliers Of WindblowneThen His Great Uncle Vanishes During A Battle With Mysterious Attack Kites Kites That Seem To Fly Themselves All That Remains Is His Prize Possession, A Simple Crimson Kite At Least, The Kite Seems Simple When Oliver Tries To Fly It, The Kite Lifts Him High Above The Trees When He Comes Down, The Town And All Its People Have Disappeared Suddenly The Festival Is The Last Thing On Oliver S Mind As He Is Catapulted Into A Mystery That Will Change Everything He Understands About Himself And His WorldInspired By The Work Of Diana Wynne Jones, Debut Author Stephen Messer Delivers A Fantasy Book For Boys And Girls In Which The Distance Between Realities Is Equal To The Breadth Of A Kite String I m enjoying it, but not quite loving it yet Windblowne is a very cool place where everyone lives in these tree houses up in ancient oaks Bridges connect the houses up in the air, but there is also a town on the ground below The town s fame is connected to its winds and its annual kite flying contest, and one s popularity and status in town is connected to one s ability to build and fly kites Oliver, who desperately wants to build and fly the amazing kites he imagines, just doesn t seem to have the talent and almost gives up on his dream until he discovers crazy great uncle Gilbert, a recluse who is a master kite builder, inventor, and apparently traveler between worlds Great uncle Gilbert has just been kidnapped by an 2010 was not a great year for fantasies Sure, there were plenty of books that contained small fantastical elements, but titles that plunged the reader into entirely different worlds with their own set of rules and understandings Few and far between I blame the absence of Frances Hardinge Fortunately for everyone there was Stephen Messer s Windblowne to fill an otherwise gaping void Here you have a book that takes world building to a whole new level And Messer isn t content to build only one world, but several, not a single one anything like our own If sentient kites and evil twins are up your kid s alley, prepare for a soaring, diving, crazed and thoroughly enjoyable ride into a place where priorities are strictly of the air based variety.
Oliver s a pretty easy kid to figure out Basically he just wants one thing to be a champion kite smith The kind that builds brilliant kites an In the town of Windblowne, kite flying is no hobby It s an obsession It s an art It s at the core of the identity of its quirky inhabitants People here spend all year waiting for the legendary Ye Olde Festival of Kites where they might see kites designed as enormous dragons or entire schools of fish or even carrier kites that passengers ride in And then there are the fliers These brave souls take their kites up to the crest of the mountain above Windblowne and jump, attempting to ride the fierce winds and beat a record that s stood for over fifty years.
Like everyone in Windblowne, Oliver dreams of beating that record Too bad every kite he flies ends up in humiliating displays of destruction Oliver is a terrible kite flier He s an even worse kite In this fantasy, it is Kite Festival time in Windblowne, where Oliver lives in a tree house community The most respected art and trade is kite making and a skilled kite flyer is revered Our young hero, Oliver, is a clumsy kite maker and poor kite flyer who feels like a misfit In an attempt to improve his skills, he goes in search of his long lost, eccentric master kite maker and flyer Great Uncle Gilbert He is sure he will no longer be embarrassed by his lack of talent if his uncle helps him Instead, his uncle talks nonsense of impending doom and refuses to help Oliver build a kit for the festival competition Instead, his uncle warns him to avoid some unnamed him, whoever he might be For Oliver, this just confirms that he was the only sane perso In this fantasy, it is Kite Festival time in Windblowne, where Oliver lives in a tree house community The most respected art and trade is kite making and a skilled kite flyer is revered Our young hero, Oliver, is a clumsy kite maker and poor kite flyer who feels like a misfit In an attempt to improve his skills, he goes in search of his long lost, eccentric master kite maker and flyer Great Uncle Gilbert He is sure he will no longer be embarrassed by his lack of talent if his uncle helps him Instead, his uncle talks nonsense of impending doom and refuses to help Oliver build a kit for the festival competition Instead, his uncle warns him to avoid some unnamed him, whoever he might be For Oliver, this just confirms that he was the only sane perso People of Windblowne are always making fun of Oliver No matter how hard he tries, every kite he builds breaks apart, he has simply no luck and as it seems no talent either His last hope is his Great uncle Gilbert, but he hides something and he seems just as mad as the rest of Oliver s family Only that he isn t mad And Oliver learns it the hard way I won t comment on the plot My only statement about it is that it is magical.
It felt like the wind took me with Oliver on his adventures Thanks to the utterly beautiful write style of the author I saw the oaks in front of my eyes, I heard the different voices of the wind and felt its touch It was magical, it was wonderful I loved Oliver and his talent that was indeed not making kites His talent was far beautiful and inspiring I loved Oliver s development through the whole book I loved the fact that he undere Windblowne isn t just the title of this week s book, it s the name of the fictional town in which our story takes place Windblowne is on a mountain and the residents live in tree houses I like to imagine Endor without the Ewoks it wouldn t be the same As their name implies, the winds are plentiful in Windblowne and each year the non Ewok residents hold the Festival of Kites There are prizes to be won for events such as distance jumps in which residents leap off a peak of the mountain and fly a distance using their kite The survival rate is higher than you d think, the festival provides tourism income, and the residents compete fiercely to build the best and brightest kite Enter Oliver, who is about as skilled with his kite as the ninja is with a stunt kite He hasn t got a hope of placing in the festival and so he will forever be known as a los Okay, after reading Windblowne by Stephen Messer, now I really want to go an fly a kite I used to love flying kites as a kid in the city of Houston We would tie a lot of strings together and make out kites fly so high that you could barely see them It would take over half and hour to reel them in Other times, we used to tape razor blades yes, I know this was dangerous along the edges of out bat kites and have kite fights, shredding each other s kites Later, when I was an adult, I bought kites that you could control with two strings, and really enjoyed flying them in San Francisco Bay winds.
What I really enjoyed about this book is that is was unlike any other story I have ever read Right from the first chapter, I was grabbed by the tempest of word Windblowne by Stephen Messer Kites with personalities Evil kites that hunt and maim and a beloved kite that guides, protects, and leads a boy to discover his talents and destiny Only a man who grew up flying kites in Maine and Arizona would conceive of a book in which kites fly between worlds and are harbingers of good and evil Windblowne incorporates the innocence and fantasies of every kite flying child who stands on the crest of a hill and wonders where his kite might take him but packs in worlds of meaning and nuance.
Upper elementary and middle school boys and girls will enjoy this fantasy about Oliver who lives in the world of Windblowne In a community in which building and flying kites is prized, Oliver is a misfit Despite desperate attempts, his kites fail and his peers ridicule him But Oliver has an uncann I m actually not sure where to begin this review I mean, so many things about this book are unique But, since a cover is what we usually see first, I ll start there Oh My Goodness It blew me away pun intended The contrast of the moonlight and the red kite amazing The boy flying over the tops of trees, two moons, just enough clouds and dark objects here and there to make it a tiny bit creepy Wow I couldn t wait to read it.
It only got better from there When I opened that first page and started reading about a town named Windblowne, where everyone lives in tree houses built on limbs of luscious Oaks, where night winds often blow with gale force, I was captivated Immediately transported to this vivid world A world where kite flying is life And that means disaster for Oliver, because no matter how hard he tries, his kite never lifts off the ground With the annual kite flying festiv A very nice read, well written and imaginative, with frequent dashes of humour and a nicely determinded protagonist I liked the blend of different genres or maybe disregard for genre limitations , as the book mixes fantasy, a bit of sci fi and pure adventure And although things like ecological responsibility, growing up, finding your talents and finding your place in the world are themes of the novel, it doesn t try to beat you around the head with a MESSAGE, for which I am very grateful.
Sometimes Oliver seemed a little slow with catching up on what s happening, but younger readers or newcomers to the main idea behind the book probably won t have the same impression.
I felt the ending was wrapped up a tad too quickly as I m enjoying it, but not quite loving it yet Windblowne is a very cool place where everyone lives in these tree houses up in ancient oaks Bridges connect the houses up in the air, but there is also a town on the ground below The town s fame is connected to its winds and its annual kite flying contest, and one s popularity and status in town is connected to one s ability to build and fly kites Oliver, who desperately wants to build and fly the amazing kites he imagines, just doesn t seem to have the talent and almost gives up on his dream until he discovers crazy great uncle Gilbert, a recluse who is a master kite builder, inventor, and apparently traveler between worlds Great uncle Gilbert has just been kidnapped by an

Author of Windblowne May 25th, 2010 and The Death of Yorik Mortwell Summer 2011 , both from Random House Books for Young Readers.