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The woman who rides like a man, by Tamora Pierce

Label
The woman who rides like a man
Title
The woman who rides like a man
Statement of responsibility
by Tamora Pierce
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On her first tour as a knight errant, Alanna assumes a position of influence with a fierce desert tribe, makes some changes in the role of women in the society, and continues her own emotional development
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Storyline
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Review
  • Gr 7-9 The third in the "Song of the Lioness" series finds the title heroine, Alanna; her psychic cat, Faithful; and the older man-at-arms, Coram, among the desert tribes of the Bazhir. Here Alanna breaks with tradition by training three gifted youthstwo of them girlsas shamans. She also sets out to tame the evil in a substitute crystal sword that she suspects belonged to her enemy, Roger, whom she killed in Book Two. Her ambitious brother, sorcerer Thom, is experimenting with raising the deadand new trouble brews. Meanwhile, she has a misunderstanding with Prince Jonathan, her lover who has assumed their betrothal and a romantic reunion with George, King of Thieves. A coming-of-age fantasy-adventure that can be read by itself, thanks to smooth backgrounding, and one that leaves readers wanting to read further in either direction. Ruth M. McConnell, San Antonio Public Lib .
  • Courage, skill, and magic are qualities that characterize 18-year-old Alanna in this third volume of the Song of the Lioness series. The tale (which can be enjoyed separately from the first two books) depicts Alanna's first year as a knight-errant for King Roald of Torvall, and combines the best charms of fantasy, adventure and romance. Alanna's adventures test not only her physical and spiritual qualities but her sense of identity and purpose. Alanna, her talking cat Faithful, her horse Moonlight, and teacher/ companion Coran meet the Bazhir desert tribesmen as the story begins. Finding themselves captive of the Bloody Hawk tribe, Alanna overcomes their leader's distrust through courage and luck. Alanna's defeat of the tribe's best fighter begins her exploits, which amaze and awe the Bazhirs. When she destroys her enemy, the tribe's evil holy man Ibn Nazzior, Alanna is asked to become their shaman. She challenges many of the tribe's customs and beliefs (especially those of sex roles) because of her independent action. As shaman, she trains two young outcast Bazhir women in their magical talents to become the first female tribal shamans. Alanna also fights the evil that enchants a crystal sword, which she won from a desert bandit in battle. The love Alanna feels for Prince Jonathon, who visits the tribe to learn its history, conflicts with her adventurous nature which craves action and recognition as a knight/soldier of the realm. Her attraction for George, the King of Thieves, brings her happiness, but another set of problems. Whom should she marry, Prince Jonathon or George? Alanna's world is a harsh one, but believable. Her uncertainties about her identity and her future are the ones that many young contemporary teens face. This fantasy provides food for introspection as well as flights of imagination into a magical kingdom. (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 1986)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
080119
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pierce, Tamora
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
  • PZ7.P61464
  • PS3566.I395
LC item number
  • Wo 1986
  • W65 1986
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Reading level
5.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Song of the lioness series
Series volume
bk. 3
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alanna
  • Alanna
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Sex role
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Sex role
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Sex role
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The woman who rides like a man, by Tamora Pierce
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Argo book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm12551271
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780679801122
Lccn
85020054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)12551271
Label
The woman who rides like a man, by Tamora Pierce
Publication
Note
"An Argo book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm12551271
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780679801122
Lccn
85020054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)12551271

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