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The Ancient One (Adventures of Kate, Bk 2)
The Ancient One - Adventures of Kate, Bk 2
Author: T. A. Barron
When Kate travels to Blade, Oregon to spend a quiet vacation with her Aunt Melanie, she has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. Blade, Oregon is the home of the magical Lost Crater, in which a grove of giant redwood trees has remained untouched for thousands of years. Now the ancient grove has become the center of a major dispute between t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812536546
ISBN-10: 0812536541
Publication Date: 8/15/1994
Pages: 352
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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3.5 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Ancient One (Adventures of Kate, Bk 2) on + 60 more book reviews
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I enjoyed this story - beyond a good "quest" type story, it carries a message we can all use: Our ecosystem is very fragile.

From the back cover: "Once in a great while a book comes along that is so powerful and so wise that you want to shout about it. Readers young and old will enjoy the adventure, relish in the characters, and ponder the meaning of this book." Madeleine L'Engle
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reviewed The Ancient One (Adventures of Kate, Bk 2) on + 774 more book reviews
Picked this up because of the rave review on the back from Madeleine L'Engle. I'm not surprised they solicited her for a blurb, as it's a quite similar story to her "An Acceptable Time" - young girl and a problematic young man travel back in time to meet a Native American tribe. This book however, takes a more typical quest-story format, has more fantastic elements, and has a more blatant (but well-done) environmentalist message. (The main plot element has to do with saving a lost stand of ancient redwoods from the short-sightedness of a poor Oregon logging town.)
It's not marketed as a YA novel, but I would definitely categorize it as such.

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