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Runt The Brave (Audio Cd)

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The Ben Franklin Award-winning fantasy on 5 CDs!A merciless army of rats swarms toward the underground mouse-city of Tiranor, and only one little mouse has the courage to face the onslaught.

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The Ben Franklin Award-winning fantasy on 5 CDs A merciless army of rats swarms toward the underground mouse-city of Tiranor, and only one little mouse has the courage to face the onslaught.

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Studio: Clear Water Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.48" Width: 6.68" Height: 0.89"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
Age  9-12
ISBN  0974297224  
ISBN13  9780974297224  

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More About Daniel Daniel Schwabauer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Daniel Schwabauer, M.A., is creator of the One Year Adventure Novel writing curriculum and editor of Crosswind Comics. His professional work includes stage plays, radio scripts, short stories, newspaper columns, comic books and scripting for the PBS animated series Auto-B-Good. His young adult novels have received numerous awards, including the Ben Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Children's Literature and the Eric Hoffer Award. He graduated from Kansas University's Masters program in Creative Writing in 1995. He lives in Olathe, Kansas with his wife and daughter.

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For Young and Old Alike  Jul 3, 2005

I confess, I let this book sit on my shelf a long time before I read it. Once I picked it up, though, I found it difficult to leave the story. "Runt the Brave" is a tale of action and adventure that focuses on a particularly small mouse named JaRed. JaRed lives in uncertain times; his home, the city-state of Tira-Nor, is threatened by drought and an army of rats.

In stories of adventure and discovery, the narrative voice and flow of the story determine how enjoyable it is to read. "Runt the Brave" is a pleasure. Schwabauer writes with an active voice and uses his settings to create rich atmospheres. The following text passage is just one example: "Summer drew to a close. The stalks of corn in the fields far to the west bent over in death and turned slowly from yellow to black. The endless shafts of tall grass that carpeted the prairie now stood resolutely dormant, as brittle as the wings of a moth. Even the earth seemed little more than a shriveled and rotting husk. Its skin, now hard as bone, lay split into a cracqueleur pattern of dusty runnels" (90).

The story is aimed primarily for youth ages 9-12, but adults will enjoy the story too. Also, "Runt the Brave" would be a good book for parents to read out loud with younger children who will certainly enjoy the well-woven words and actions of young JaRed.
A thrilling adventure of putting one's courage to the test   Oct 12, 2004
Runt The Brave by Daniel Schwabauer (Editor of Crosswind Comics) is a fantastic young adult novel that in effect retells the legend of David and Goliath. Set in the land of Tira-Nor, inhabited by sentient woodland creatures, one little mouse nicknamed "Runt" is the world's only hope against an invading army of terrible rats. A thrilling adventure of putting one's courage to the test in dire situations, Runt The Brave is an engaging saga told with excitement and flair.
Right Makes Might  Sep 8, 2004
I loved this book! I'm excited to share it with both the children and adults in my life. "Runt the Brave" weaves faith, courage and honor with adventure and fantasy. It will grab the attention of young and old while extolling virtues that are all too often overlooked in our present society. Runt debunks the myth that the biggest and strongest are always right by showing that "right makes might". It is a must-read for the entire family!
Not what I expected.  Aug 28, 2004
I knew this was a story about a city of mice, and I was pretty sure it was inspired by the Old Testament.
I really thought this was going to be pretty terrible. I expected a heavily moralistic very wooden allegory with two dimensional characters.
It is not like that at all.
This is a good fantasy. I felt connected to the characters and their situations. The depictions of the culture and history of the city, and the legends told by the mice intrigued me.
I am looking forward to reading this book again with my 11 year old, and giving it as gifts to other children this Christmas.
Good versus Evil !  Aug 27, 2004
Author: Daniel Schwabauer

Since JaRed is so much smaller than the other mice in the underground city of Tira-Nor, he is constantly teased and tormented by his older siblings. He has been called "Runt" all his life, even by adults, and has grown to expect nothing better.

However, according to TaMir, the Seer of Tira-Nor, JaRed is destined for greater things. While JaRed is dismayed by this revelation, his older brother HaRed is jealous, and vows to get even.

JaRed's small size enables him to "disappear" into his surroundings. One day he just happens to be in the right place at the right time to learn of the intended invasion of Tira-Nor by GoREC, the monster of all rats, and his army of blood-thirsty rats. When he reports this information to the king of Tira-Nor, King SoSheth, JaRed's transformation from runt to hero begins, almost in spite of himself.

The battles between the besieged mice of Tira-Nor and the army of powerful rats led by the evil GoREC engage the reader's imagination.

Schwabauer has created a believable group of characters, who carry out a military campaign to protect their underground mouse city. Runt the Brave is more than an adventure story though, since Schwabauer has also carefully woven in the themes of good vs evil and sibling rivalry through the personal struggles of JaRed and his brother. Author, Daniel Schwabauer is currently editor of Crosswind Comics, where he develops educational materials for youth-at-risk and prison inmates. He is director of the non-profit organization-Kid's Quest.

Readers will enjoy the light-hearted and somewhat humorous tone of this novel.
Reviewer: Debbie Lawrence, Allbooks Reviews July 29, 2004


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