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Rowan of Rin : Rowan of Rin : Book 1 - Emily Rodda

Rowan of Rin

Rowan of Rin : Book 1


Published: 1st April 2005
For Ages: 10+ years old
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The Ultimate Test of Courage Begins

"Seven hearts the journey make. Seven ways the hearts will break ..."

The witch Sheba's prophecy is like a riddle. A riddle Rowan must solve if he is to find out the secret of the Mountain and save his home. To the sturdy villagers of Rin, the boy Rowan is a timid weakling. The most disappointing child ever.

Yet, incredibly, it is his help they need when the stream that flows from the top of the Mountain dries up. Without its water, their precious bukshah herds will die, and Rin will be doomed.

The six strongest villagers must brave the unknown terrors of the Mountain to discover the answer to the riddle. And Rowan, the unwanted seventh member of the group, must go with them.


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A great adventure from Emily Rodda


from Melbourne

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Rowan of Rin:

    This series was the one that got my children into Emily Rodda. What I like about her writing is that the line between good and evil characters is not always clear cut for us or the characters themselves. They are challenged in how they see things and grow from being challenged. A simpler way into fantasy than Tolkien for under 12s.

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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.

    Visit Emily Rodda's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9781862916357
    ISBN-10: 1862916357
    Series: Rowan of Rin
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 10+ years old
    For Grades: 4
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 138
    Published: 1st April 2005
    Publisher: Scholastic Australia
    Country of Publication: AU