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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: 9+ years old
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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
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Well written (4)
  • Page turner (3)
  • Suspenseful (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Younger readers (3)
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    5.0

    Readable till you fall asleep

    By James

    from Sydney

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    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!

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    5.0

    Gem-tastic!

    By Vixen

    from Melbourne, AUS

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    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.

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      4.0

      Wonderful Series

      By blorgonpatrol

      from Sydney

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      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.

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        5.0

        The highlight of my childhood

        By Juzzo

        from Sydney, AU

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        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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          ISBN: 9781865049717
          ISBN-10: 1865049719
          Series: Deltora Quest 1 S.
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 9+ years old
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 774
          Published: October 2006
          Publisher: Scholastic Australia
          Dimensions (cm): 23.400 x 15.300

          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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