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Deltora Quest 1 : Deltora Quest Series - Emily Rodda

Deltora Quest 1

Deltora Quest Series

By: Emily Rodda, Kate Rowe (Illustrator), Marc McBride (Illustrator)

Hardcover

Published: October 2006
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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Product Description

Deltora Quest series 1 tells the story of three companions - Leif, Barda and Jasmine - who are on a perilous quest to find the seven lost gems of the Belt of Deltora.

Only when the belt is complete will the evil Shadow Lord and his rule of tyranny be overcome.

This best-selling series of eight books is set in the fantasy world of Deltora, a sprawling kingdom of magic and monsters, bordered by the sea and a vast, curving mountain range, beyond which is an unknown territory called the Shadowlands.

An appealing aspect of these books is the series of brainteasers, puzzles, clues and mysteries that the adventurers must solve to fulfill the quest.

This bind-up presents all eight stories in one volume.

About the Author

Emily Rodda is one of Australia’s most successful, popular and versatile writers, who has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for a record five times.

A former editor of The Women’s Weekly, Emily is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under her own name of Jennifer Rowe. Her children’s books, for a range of ages and genres, exhibit a mastery of plot and character.

Amongst her many books, she has written Crumbs!; Finders Keepers and The Timekeeper (both serialised for television); Rowan of Rin; Rowan and the Travellers;Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal; Rowan and the Zebak and Rowan of the Bukshah, all published by Omnibus Books. Rowan of Rin was the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the year for Younger Readers in 1994. Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal was short-listed for the 1997 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers.

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Deltora Quest 1
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (9)
  • Well written (9)
  • Deserves multiple readings (8)
  • Page turner (7)
  • Suspenseful (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Younger readers (7)
  • Gift (6)
  • Travel reading (5)
  • Older readers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Bookworm (5), Casual reader (4)

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5.0

Fantastic in Primary school, somehow better now

By 

from Melbourne, Australia

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Perhaps a bit abrupt sometimes

Best Uses

  • Gift
  • Travel Reading
  • Younger Readers

Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

Read this when I was younger, loved it so much, bought it to read again.

 
5.0

Utterly spell-binding!!

By 

from Sydney, AU

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

    The book is utterly amazing - I loved every story within it. I've re-read it over 5 times now and I never get tired of it.

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By 

    from Sydney, AU

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

      The book is utterly amazing - I loved every story within it. I've re-read it over 5 times now and I never get tired of it.

       
      5.0

      Perfect - would buy again!

      By 

      from Sydney, AU

      About Me Bookworm

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Enchanting Read
      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Travel Reading
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

        Book is in perfect condition - no creases or bumps or musty smells or anything like that

         
        5.0

        Amazing!!

        By 

        from Sydney, AU

        About Me Casual Reader

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

            If you/your children haven't read this, you should. It's a long series and then there's two more series but so worth it. There's a reason this book is still selling 10 years after it was published!

             
            5.0

            Readable till you fall asleep

            By 

            from Sydney

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Characters
            • Page Turner
            • Suspenseful
            • Well Written

            Cons

            • Er
            • Leaves Quite A Cliff Hang

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Reference
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

            the first 8 books in the Deltora Quest series in 1 book, roughly 800 ~ pages long. Going to get the Deltora Quest 2 & 3 series in a few weeks, can't wait!

             
            5.0

            Gem-tastic!

            By 

            from Melbourne, AUS

            About Me Bookworm

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Characters
            • Page Turner
            • Suspenseful
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • 9-15 Year Olds

              Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

              I first read the series as individual books. It was too expensive to buy them individually but I really wanted them and I found this volume a great idea and very useful.

               
              4.0

              Wonderful Series

              By 

              from Sydney

              About Me Casual Reader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Engaging Characters
              • Fun
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

                I have loved the Deltora Quest books since I they were first released. I just re-read the series (I'm 22) and it was as wonderful as I remembered. They are perfect books for anyone aged 8 onwards, especially as an introduction to the fantasy genre. They're entertaining, thoughtful, funny, mysterious, engaging, and just so well-written. The characters are a delight, and I love how the relationships develop over the series.
                I would definitely recommend these books to anyone who loves Harry Potter, Roald Dahl, Narnia, or any adventure/fantasy books.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The highlight of my childhood

                By 

                from Sydney, AU

                About Me Casual Reader

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Engaging Characters
                • Page Turner
                • Suspenseful
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

                  Adventure into the unknown, friends and enemies, puzzles and riddles, growing up and discovering yourself - just about everything you want in a young reader's book. This is perhaps my most treasured series of books from my early days of reading. I'm not entire sure how she does it, but Rodda manages to create a world which pulls you in, and doesn't let go. My collection of books has since outgrown my bookshelf, but Deltora Quest has a permanent home there. It could be because I grew up with the series, or it could be because Rodda wrote a series of masterpieces, but I find that even as an adult I can re-read these books in about 2-3 hours (and am not ashamed to admit that I often do). I'm not sure what's popular with kids these days, but this series certainly should be a part of their lives (or at least the literate ones). A must read.

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                  Emily Rodda

                  Emily Rodda is one of Australia’s most successful, popular and versatile writers, who has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for a record five times.

                  A former editor of The Women’s Weekly, Emily is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under her own name of Jennifer Rowe. Her children’s books, for a range of ages and genres, exhibit a mastery of plot and character.

                  Amongst her many books, she has written Crumbs!, Finders Keepers and The Timekeeper (both serialised for television); Rowan of Rin; Rowan and the Travellers; Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal; Rowan and the Zebak and Rowan of the Bukshah, all published by Omnibus Books. Rowan of Rin was the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the year for Younger Readers in 1994. Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal was short-listed for the 1997 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers.

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                  ISBN: 9781865049717
                  ISBN-10: 1865049719
                  Series: Deltora Quest 1 S.
                  Audience: Children
                  For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
                  Format: Hardcover
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 774
                  Published: October 2006
                  Publisher: Scholastic Australia
                  Country of Publication: AU
                  Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 16.4  x 4.5
                  Weight (kg): 1.1