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Red Sun Girl (Dial easy-to-read)

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In a world of two suns, Kiri is the only human being who does not change into an animal each day after the blue sun rises, but a magic ruby and the Animal Singer help her out of her predicament.
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published March 28th 1983 by Dial
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Barbara Gordon
Children may well enjoy this book, with its shape-changing families, magical seasons and benevolent witches. But it's worth considering what they're taking in along with the adventure.

The book struck me as questionable in several ways. Kiri's family and village are unaccepting of her difference, and she must learn to be the same as them, at considerable risk, before they welcome her back. The Animal Singer gives her a ruby that keeps her from dying of thirst, and she trades it
One of my favorite books as a child. Kiri lives in a world when the Red Sun is shining everyone's human and when the Blue Sun is shining everyone's an animal- everyone but Kiri. She never changes, and that makes her sad because she can't go outside at that time since everyone makes fun of her. Kiri decides to run away. She comes across an old lady who tells her to go see the Animal Singer and that if anyone he could turn her into an animal during the Blue Sun. (view spoiler) ...more
My niece enjoyed this fantasy/sci-fi early reader. Aside from your average princess stories, this is the first fantasy that she's read, and I'm glad she enjoyed it. I'm trying to introduce her to chapter books and to various genres, so this was a good book to use toward that aim.
Apr 19, 2009 Emily rated it 2 of 5 stars
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This was one of my favorite books when I was younger, but I'm reading it now and it really disturbs me. It seems as though the lessons we are meant to take away are that it is greedy to accept payment for a service and it's not ok to be different. I do still love the illustrations.
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