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Avatar: The Last Airbender 1 (Avatar: The Last Airbender #1)

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At the South Pole, a lone water tribe village struggles to survive. Young waterbender Katara and her warrior brother Sokka rescue a mysterious boy named Aang, who is an airbender—a race of people no one has seen in a century. Soon, everyone discovers that Aang is the long-lost Avatar. Now it’s up to Katara and Sokka to make sure that Aang faces his destiny: to save the wor...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Del Rey (first published February 1st 2006)
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brian
i have this theory about television (well, really all pop culture, but let’s stick with t.v.) – that it can, in its entirety, be reduced to three things, my holy trinity of pop culture:

1) schadenfreude
2) panty-sniffing
3) happy tears

the first requires no explanation: taking delight in the misfortune of others is the bread and butter of talk shows, reality t.v., most sitcoms, and hour long dramas. the second is all that obligatory sex shit and covers just about all cop procedural shows, law and o...more
Despair Speaking
Ah, Avatar: The Last Airbender. It was and still is one of my favorite cartoon series ever! Although there are some parts that I found unrealistic, corny, and/or not well thought out, it managed to keep me hooked until the very last episode! That reminds me, I never checked the new Avatar series yet... Oh, well.

This comic is a tie-in with the cartoon series. It's pretty loyal to it and the pictures are taken from the series itself (at least that's what I think). It was a fun read and a must-have...more
Delaney dowding
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Samantha
Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, these four nations lived in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. A hundred years have passed, and Katara and her brother, Sokka, are out fishing in the seas of the South Pole. What they catch, however, is the last thing anyone expected—a boy frozen in an iceberg. Aang is only twelve years old, and carefree as can be, but there is a secret he is hiding. Could he be the Avatar the world has desperately needed, the one who can bring bal...more
Melissa
I bought this as a tangible token of my favorite animated series in Nickelodeon. The scenes on tv seemed to jump out of the screen and into the pages of this book. I've watched it so many times with my children that I can already anticipate the dialogues of each graphic scene. I still read them anyway and came close to brain injury! The grammatical error is over the top! Everytime I encounter one it's like hearing a crystal glass break. I can understand a couple of typos, or a few that the edito...more
Eulalia
when i read avatar the last airbender. when ktara broke a ice where anag was they didn't knew that anag was the avatar until the fire benders got him when they got him. A old lady told ktara and her brother sokka that anag was a air bender.When anag was in the fire benerds ship he escape with his elment air.when he went to the southern air temple where he was born all his friends died and his master beacuse anag ran away when he siad if the avatar can have a family. The master siad no beacuse it...more
Jeffrey
This is a screen shot collection of the first episode or two of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series and, as adaptations go, it does okay.

Many of the shots are too small to convey scale. There are two full page pictures in the book, both are title page splashes and there are rare two-third-of-a-page shots but most are significantly smaller than that. I'd complain more about it but they pack a lot of story and character development into the 86 page volume. Coming from the manga world, it seems...more
Kelly
The books are based on the Nickelodeon animated series. The graphics are well done and the story is a lot of fun. We have a young boy, Aang, who is the Avatar but didn't want to be. He was found in an iceberg by a young water bender and her brother. He hadn't realized he had been in there for 100 years. The Fire tribe had attacked just after Aang was frozen and are trying to take over the world. The Avatar is the only one who can stop them.

It is a fun story as Aang doesn't take anything too ser...more
Amy Brown
In the world of the South Pole where there are waterbenders, earth benders, fire benders and air benders, only one avatar who has mastered all four of the elements can keep everything in balance. When he disappears, a war starts and after 100 years the fire society has almost conquered everyone. Waterbender Katara and her brother Sokka rescue a boy named Aang from a block of ice. It appears that Aang is an airbender from a society of people who disappeared many years ago. He is the last Avatar a...more
Jim
Cine-Manga. Aang, the last airbender has been freed from anartartic ice he's been frozen in for a hundred years. Aang thinks he's been frozen only an hour or two and is shocked tobe told the world is at war and he may be its last, only, hope for all peoples to have peace. The Firebenders want to capture and destroy him. Aang, his flying white bison and his rescuer Katara are off to save the world. The end of this first novel has them in great danger.

v. enjoyable, much more than i thought it woul...more
Hello
The beginning of a empire's demise starts with a boy stuck in ice. Aang, the avatar, is found after years of sleep and has learned to discover a whole new world. Now he has to adapt to the new world where the fire nation holds power and put a end to the world's suffering. The simplistic characters in this story makes it a very enjoying read with a little bit of comical events here and there.
Sarah

My daughter and I both read this, being fans of the TV show. There's no new story here. It just tells the same story as the first animated episode so can't really comment on the storyline in this form. But the art is nice and it keeps my daughter occupied if she's unable to watch the first episode on TV.
Beryl
Jul 22, 2009 Beryl rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like anime a little bit.
Recommended to Beryl by: A friend of mine.
A boy has to master the 4 elements in one year to save the world.
He is the last airbeneder because every airbender was killed by the firenation. He ran away a day before the attack and enclosed himself in a ball of ice for 100 years. He was found by sokka and Katara.
Ordinary Dahlia
Buku yang mengawali 2010. G baca dari buku 2 sampai dengan 15

G pikir2 ini buku cukup mengerikan karena jauh2 g beli di Lampung langsung 14 biji sekaligus melanggar resolusi g untuk tidak banyak beli buku. Padahal kemaren masih tanggal 2 Januari. OH N O ! ! !

Bubba
Three million trillion stars. My favorite part of the book is every page with Kitara on it. I also like Anngg because he's silly... I like him for a lot of reasons.
Lance
This book was flying awesome. I mean how dose he fly like that? And the part when his arrow started to glow it was just incredible. I wish I could do that.
Gabie (OwlEyesReviews)
I wanted to watch the show, but we canceled our cable. The book is pretty much exactly the same. Can't wait to read the rest of them :)
Justin
It was pretty much the same from the series. It was hard to appreciate. I think the TV series is better. I don't say that often.
Aaman
Oct 17, 2012 Aaman rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids under 10 who don't watch TV. Read it to them if they can't, like a bedtime story.
It was great to read as a child. It was the same exact thing as the episode, but my parents wouldn't get mad since I was reading.
Ben
Read this in anticipation of the movie, which got such bad reviews I didn't bother seeing it. The book was pretty brainless
Moses Savea
This book is awesome. its about a kid avatar thats frozen in time and he has to learn the four powers. its good.
Rob
A cute storyline, with an interesting world building base, probably won’t carry one with the series.
Fiona
It's just the first episode in comic form; I got it for fun and that's pretty much all it's good for.
Zoé
I prefer the anime and it was quite short, but still loved it :D
Nora West
Evan though I liked it, it was just a book with pics from the first two eposods.
Sebastian Villegas
This book is full of action,drama,and surprises.It has everyone from the show.
Tracy Elizabeth
This book is so amazing! I love how the imagery looks just like the show.
Natalie
Nov 18, 2013 Natalie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I freaking love this show!. Just hope that the books are as good as the show.
Kimberly Clarke
I learned alot of things, I laerned a little about air bending
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