The Book of Three

Book review by Mark Nichol, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Adolescents take to this swashbuckling adventure.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 9+

Plenty positive

I read this book (and this series) when I was a kid, and recently read it to my nine-year-old. It was one of the first books I read where I truly felt for the characters, and really hurt when one of them died (no spoilers on who specifically, and that's later in the series at any rate). There are plenty of positive messages - standing up for what's right, even when it's difficult; lessons in humility, friendship and perseverance; The Black Cauldron (the second book, which doesn't show up on this site, so I'll mention it here) has a very striking underlying message on understanding bullying and why people might behave the way they do. Anyway, this series is well worth a read. It has its laughs and its triumphal moments, and those are timeless.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

The Book of Three

I think this is a really good book because it is like a movie when you read it,it feels like if you are in it because it tells you every detail about the book. The conflict is also great, Taran is a young boy who is on a quest to become a hero and find a special thing but an evil guy wanted it to so he tried to get to it first.So the conflict was Who would get the thing first.

This title has:

Too much violence

Book Details

  • Author: Lloyd Alexander
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Yearling Books
  • Publication date: May 16, 2006
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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