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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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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 10 reviews)

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  • Engaging characters (10)
  • Well written (10)
  • Deserves multiple readings (9)
  • Page turner (7)
  • Suspenseful (7)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Younger readers (8)
  • Gift (7)
  • Travel reading (5)
  • Older readers (4)
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5.0

Fantastic Series!

By 

from Tasmania

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Deltora Quest 1:

    My 8 Year old son LOVES this series! He also loves the 'Rhondo' series by the same author. Would highly recommend - he read it fast because he loves it so much, and got so excited and engaged by the storyline and characters. Big thumbs up here :)

     
    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

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        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

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                  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 Australiaâ??s most successful, popular and versatile writers, who has won the Childrenâ??s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for a record five times.

                    A former editor of The Womenâ??s Weekly, Emily is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under her own name of Jennifer Rowe. Her childrenâ??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 Childrenâ??s Book Council of Australiaâ??s Book of the year for Younger Readers in 1994. Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal was short-listed for the 1997 Childrenâ??s Book Council of Australiaâ??s Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers.

                    Visit Emily Rodda's Booktopia Author Page


                    ISBN: 9781865049717
                    ISBN-10: 1865049719
                    Series: Deltora Quest 1
                    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