This is the review for the book I recently re-read: Perloo The Bold by Avi. Enjoy!
Perloo The Bold by Avi
Copyright 1998, Scholostic Inc.
Perloo is a shy member of the rabbit-like Montmer tribe who would rather sit in his burrow and read than get involved in politics. But when he recieves a summons from Jolaine, the dieing Montmer leader, he gets very involved with politics: He is chosen as Jolaine’s successor instead of her only cub Berwig. When jolaine dies, Berwig accuses Perloo of her murder. Now Perloo must escape Berwig’s wrath, survive the greatest blizzard in Montmer memory, and even stop a war ~ With only the help of the first assistent of the late Jolaine, Lucabara. How will he do it? And what will become of Berwig? The only way to find out: Read the book! This is a charming animal fantasy that will leave you feeling satisfied and enlightened.
Rating: 3.5 stars.
Praise for Perloo The Bold:
“Avi flexes his creative muscles again [with] a book that fits in the ‘fun’ category… This fantasy/advebture offers a sharp satire on political greed… An exciting, suspenseful, and witty tale.” — Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
“The action is quick, and those pre-Redwall readers who have a yen for animal fantasy will be happy to come along.” — BCCB
“Avi has brought these creatures and their world to life in a fast-paced, compelling read. Younger fans of Redwall will especially enjoy this story. — VOYA
“Theatrical dialogue, good guys (and a girl) to root for, a migh-minded but firm-footed theme, and tons of action.” — The Horn Book
First sentence of Perloo The Bold: Thickly falling snow, tossed and turned by wailing winds, filled the air with streaky blurs of white and gray.
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