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Until her return to the United States in 2001, Shevi Arnold was the consumer columnist for Israel’s oldest and largest English language daily, The Jerusalem Post. She also worked for that paper as an arts-and-entertainment writer specializing in comedy and children’s entertainment. For four years she edited a comics magazine, and for seven years she was the cartoonist and illustrator of a religious newsweekly. Her educational background includes degrees in English Literature and Theater Studies, as well as a teacher’s certificate. Like Dan and Sandy, she loves to read, but she loves to write, and share her stories with readers, even more.
Shevi Arnold now lives in a beautiful little town in New Jersey with her husband and two children. You can find her website at http://www.shevistories.com.
on June 26, 2012 :
I received this book through LibraryThing's Member Giveaway Program.
After 10 year old Toren's parent die, her brother wants to get an apprenticeship to leave the vineyard. Instead he ends up selling Toren to be a wizard's apprentice. Since wizard's are all men, Toren must look and act like a boy. We are taken through her lessons and adventures for the first 2 years of the 7 she is expected to serve.
I liked the story, even if I'm a bit older than the intended target age. It's a sweet story for tweens about courage and perseverance.
The story's ending was rather abrupt, but it left you wanting to read book 2 in the series.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
on Feb. 29, 2012 :
This was a really terrific book. One of the best books I have read in a long time. It flowed beautifully and was well writen. A book that allows you to really see what it is, you are reading. I can see it all in my head. It was a great story and told very well. I could hardly put it down. I had it on my phone and read it everywhere, I fell asleep at night reading it and would wake up in the morning early so I could read some more before I went to work. Can't wait to read more by this author Shevi Arnold. Recieved this book from Library Thing. Thanks So Much - I really enjoyed reading it.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
on Feb. 07, 2012 :
This was the start of a great new epic journey and I can't wait to read the next part! I was hooked from the very beginning and enjoyed all the tales that were told throughout the book. I was reminded of stories that I used to love reading when I was younger and I feel that the author really has a great talent for storytelling. Need me to review part 2??? I'm willing!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Jan. 20, 2012 :
This is a wonderfully magical book. I loved reading this book and anyone would love it too. Great read. You will believe in magic after reading this book. Thank you
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)