Neversink review æ 103

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Out to change Rozbell the newly crowned king of the Owl Parliament has long had his scheming eyes on the small colony to the north Now Neversink's independence hangs in the balance An insurgence of owls will inevitably destroy life as the auks know it unless Lockley can do something about i. On the island of Neversink populated by different sorts of auks a type of bird a hummingbird and a walrus life is peaceful Food is plentiful as the inhabitants of Neversink live on a steady diet of fish There is no threat from natural predators because none live on the island Unfortunately the auks’ relative peace does not last foreverRead the rest of my review here

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NeversinkBarry Wolverton's masterful middle grade debut Neversink is an epic tale of some very un epic birds a fast paced and funny story of survival friendship and fish in the vein of Watership Down and Kathi Appelt's The UnderneathAlong the Arctic Circle lies a small island called Neversink home t. Neversink reminded me of a modern retelling of Animal Farm with a dose of humor and lighter tone Younger readers will enjoy Neversink for the animals mythology and exciting storyline Older and adult readers will appreciate the details and social commentary The environmental and social messages are nicely done; informative without being overbearing The writing and characters are great; I want a louacious sesuipedalian walrus friendIf you liked this book you might also enjoy✱ Flora and Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures✱ The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp✱ Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

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Neversink review æ 103 ✓ Barry Wolverton's masterful middle grade debut Neversink is an epic tale of some very un epic birds a fast paced and funny story of survival friendship and fish in the vein of Watership Down and Kathi Appelt's The UnderneathAlong the Arctic Circle lies a small island called Neversink home to a colony of odd looking seabirds called O a colony of odd looking seabirds called auks including one Lockley J Puffin With their oceanfront views and plentiful supply of fish the auks have few concerns few save for Lockley's two best friends Egbert and Ruby a know it all walrus and a sharp tongued hummingbirdBut all of this is ab. I got about seven chapters into this before realizing that I was really just skimming it and it wasn't holding my attention at all Which is surprising by rights this should be my kind of book given that I usually snap up any animal fantasy I can find But besides the fact that I'm not much of a bird person everything here just reminded me too much of too many things I'd read before maybe all those Guardians of Ga'hoole books I read years ago I also couldn't get into the strange feeling mix of animal and human culture the book uses where the characters are obviously regular animals but also have human style kitchens to cook in Granted this never bothered me in Redwall so I can't figure out why it grated on me here unless it's that I'm just having a harder time picturing birds using beaks and talons to make things I don't know The tone of the book was also too self consciously isn't this delightfully sillyclever for my taste throwing in references to Sigmund Freud and other anachronistic human aspects even though we'd been told by our narrator that this world existed long before humans The voice and the worldbuilding just don't match up with the type of story this seems to be setting up for and the end result is an odd mishmash of a book that just isn't working for me at allAlso I love how every book with anthropomorphic animal characters automatically gets Watership Down referenced in its description even when the fact that they use animal characters is literally the only thing the two works have in common