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The Quest of the Warrior Sheep (The Warrior Sheep #1)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  143 ratings  ·  42 reviews
This is a super-funny, super-crazy crime caper with five rare-breed sheep! A silver object falls mysteriously from the sky and lands on Sal, a matronly Southdown ewe who lives happily with her sheep friends on Eppingham Farm. The sheep are convinced that an ancient ovine prophecy is being fulfilled. They must go North (so to Scotland, perhaps?), on a mission to aid Lord Ar ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Egmont Books (UK)
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Laura Madsen
Oxo, Links, Jaycey, Sal and Wills are rare-breed sheep living on an idyllic English farm. One day an object falls from the sky, hitting Sal’s head. Wills, an orphan lamb raised in the farmhouse kitchen, recognizes the object as a cell phone. Sal, however, has studied sheep prophecy and believes that the object is the mythical Baaton, tool of the great Lord Aries. The prophecy states:

For without the Baaton’s magic rays,
The Ram of Rams will die in days.
Only they can save his life,
And the world fro
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Reader
I've always kind of wondered why folks have never written parodies of the quest genre. This is probably the closest thing I've found so far. When a sheep named Sal is bonked on the head by a falling cell phone, he and his companions determine that it must be a sign. According to an ancient prophecy, their great leader will someday need their help, and the only way to aid him is to return the cell phone to him at his mountain. In doing so, however, the sheep manage to run into a bank scam, alien ...more
Joshua
Warrior sheep meet the flawed dogs... I mean that would be awesome... Id write that crossover... Much like breathed's book this is a firmly tongueincheek talking bleating animal story... Too bad author is british... Fun read
Whitaker
A really great book shows us how love is great and worth to die for
Markus
This is a cute little book about sheep who misunderstood a cellphone and went on a journey to the Sheep of Sheep. It was more silly than funny. It did make me smile sometimes but isn't a series I would continue.

One character I found kind of annoying was the sheep who rapped on the journey. Remember the stock "cool rapper" character from 90's cartoons? It just felt really retread and retro in a bad sort of way. Maybe it would have delivered more as an animation. I pictured, mainly because of the
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Cindy Hudson
Sal knows all the prophecies from her favorite poem, “Songs of the Fleece,” but she doesn’t know much about modern technology. That’s how she misinterprets a cell phone falling on her head from a hot-air balloon as a struggle between the great Lord Aries and his nemesis, Lambad the Bad.

Under Sal’s direction, the sheep leave their farm near London on a quest to return the Baaton (cell phone) to the great ram with the golden horns where he lives in the north. That’s when the fun really begins.

The
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Kerstin
Kurzbeschreibung:
Alles ist still auf der Eppingham-Farm. Die fünf Schafe grasen friedlich und käuen wieder. Bis plötzlich ein geheimnisvoller silberner Gegenstand auf ihre Köpfe plumpst. Ganz klar: Das ist ein Zeichen vom Großen Widder!
Mit aufgeregtem Blöken trotten sie los, um ihrem Schafsgott zu Hilfe zu eilen. Was sie jedoch nicht ahnen: Das Glitzerding ist ein Handy, das zwei Gauner unbedingt zurückhaben möchten...Eine rasante Jagd beginnt!

Zu den Autoren:
Als Christopher Russells erstes Hörsp
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Leenchen
Beschreibung von Amazon

Alles ist still auf der Eppingham-Farm. Die fünf Schafe grasen friedlich und käuen wieder. Bis plötzlich ein geheimnisvoller silberner Gegenstand auf ihre Köpfe plumpst. Ganz klar: Das ist ein Zeichen vom Großen Widder! Mit aufgeregtem Blöken trotten sie los, um ihrem Schafsgott zu Hilfe zu eilen. Was sie jedoch nicht ahnen: Das Glitzerding ist ein Handy, das zwei Gauner unbedingt zurückhaben möchten ...
Eine rasante Jagd beginnt! Ein Muss für alle Schaf-Fans ab 10 Jahren
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Lynn
This was a fun read that I think many youngsters would enjoy.

The heroes are a small flock of heirloom sheep which belong to a little old lady in Great Britain. She and her grandson care for them and they seem to have some affection for their people.

All of a sudden a cell phone falls into their midst from a hot air balloon and this starts a great adventure, since they have no idea what it is and what is the significance of the object. They think it is an object that needs to return to the great g
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Kristen
First Impression:
I've heard of the picture book Russell the Sheep and instantly picked up on the connection between the chapter book and the picture book as soon as I saw this one. It looked like a fun middle grade read, so I picked it up.

While Reading:
This book will have you laughing and laughing hard. The sheep have such personality and they are diligent on their quest to find Lord Aries and help save this almost god-like figure from trouble. Paralleling the sheep side of the story is a story
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Chris
I think I set myself up on this one by judging the book by a glance at its cover. I thought it looked amusing and expected some high jinks centered on some very silly and amusing sheep. Instead the book tells the story of some high jinks of some very silly and somewhat amusing people centered around some sheep--it was a different kind of comedy than I expected, so my inaccurate, assumed expectations left me feeling disappointed. The sheep are fun and slightly silly, but the people are much silli ...more
Josh Ua
I so enjoyed this book, had me laughing from page 1, kept my interest all the way through. I especially loved the play on BARMI, knowing a bit of Brit humor came in handy.

A great read for loosing adult cares, as well as bedtime dream starter.
Ilana
The sheep are cute and hilarious but not exactly warriors. Is a nice story, but not necessarily what I expected.
Michele Cirrincione
I didn't get passed the first chapter. Not my kind of book. At least my 8 year old enjoyed it.
Shanshad Whelan
This a fine funny animal caper-adventure story set in Britain about a group of sheep who set off on a quest full of human misadventure. It's . . . not my cup of tea I'm afraid. It reads too much like one of those animal movies they do today (the chihuahua one or the cats and dogs spy movie). That's not necessarily a bad thing for middle grade appeal, but I found the humor level just didn't jive with my adult mind too much.

Still, probably fun for the younger middle grade set and a nice, fast pace
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Heather
Very funny. I found myself cracking up a number of times, and I loved how most people seemed to think that seeing sheep on the subway, a plane, or the streets of London was somehow totally normal. The sheep are not terribly bright (did we expect them to be?), but most of their human counterparts are not very bright either. Unwitting robber Luke and the alien/UFO-crazed Tony are my favorites of the human characters as they continue to be accidentally hilarious. I am excited to read The Warrior Sh ...more
Lenore Webb
The Quest of the Warrior Sheep. This is a fun lil farce in juvenile fiction. Following just what Sal the sheep does when he was bonked on the head by an UFO. Rushing to the others they decide that it is a sign that Lord Aries is in trouble. The sheep posse takes off to save him while having to battle the bank robbers who are looking for their UFO (actually a cell phone). I can't wait to get the next book, The Warrior Sheep go West. I am sure that it will be just as fun.
Jo Dunn
Talk about one baaaaad little flock of rare-breed sheep (and I mean that in a very good way!). Oxo, Links, Jaycey, little Wills and Sal are heroes one and all!

I read a review of this (very) funny, quirky and utterly enjoyable (children's) book and, Ohmygrass!, it immediately jumped straight to my "must-read" list! If you love British humor, enjoy laugh-out-loud moments (lots of 'em!) and fast-paced adventure .. this is a book for you!

Highly recommended!
Rebecca
Content - hilarious. I read it out loud to my youngest children and I could not do justice to the characters. My teenagers would walk by, hear what I was reading, chuckle and stick around to hear more. It would be great for any kid who is old enough to read it on their own. The plot might be a bit tricky for the very young to keep track of.

Mechanics - Nicely paced.

Squeaky Clean? - yes.
Kyrie
Five sheep, a cell phone, aliens, bank robbers and a quest to get to the North of England. It made me giggle. These sheep must be of the same mold as Sherman the Sheep (we're sheep, we're sheep, we're brave and we're bold, we go where we want, and not where we're told 'cause we're SHEEP!) At any rate, I fully expect Sherman to show up sometime and teach them that chant.
Mya
Funny book about 5 sheep and a cell phone.
Joy
This was a really fun book to read. Five sheep go on a quest to save the lord of all sheep, Aries, who they fear is in danger after a golden object falls from the sky in their field. Hijinks ensue and these brave warrior sheep and some helpful, good-hearted humans manage to travel across Britain, foil a bank theft, and save all sheep-kind.
Tracie
Funny story of five rare breed sheep finding a cell phone and mistaking it for a ancient sheep prophecy. The phone holds evidence of a bank transfer fraud and the sheep go on the run not realizing what they actually have in their possession. Mr. Popper's Penguins fans might enjoy.
Melanie
A funny tale of 5 rare breed sheep believing that a cell phone, fallen from the sky, is an omen meant for a mystical "high sheep." When in actuality, it's a phone used by thieves to steal money out of accounts into their own.

A grand adventure romp meant to be read aloud.
Christiane
A band of five rare breed sheep are the unlikely heroes in this fast-paced, witty adventure story. The sheep encounter one extremely unlikely situation after another, but always manage to stay one step ahead of their hapless human pursuers. There's already a sequel!
Lisa
Very enjoyable caper with cleverly intertwined subplots neatly tied off at the end. No death, no no tears, just a really good time. My daughter could've read it by herself, but it was a fun family read-aloud, too.
Whitney
A fun and quick read, pretty much exactly the type of humor you think it has. A fine book for children, or adults looking for some light and entertaining reading. Especially enjoyed the sheep mythology.
Kristeen
Larry picked up this book while we were at Uncle Hugos and told me to buy it. So I did. I might have liked it just a bit more if it had been about warrior goats. It would make a great claymation movie.
Betsy
One Sentence Review: Definitely good-natured, this book proves what we knew all along - their brains are not their greatest assets (though it is fun to see them coming up with their own whacked out mythology).
Andrew Kopp
Yes, it is a fun read. No, there are no Kung-fu sheep moves. I was hoping for Shaun the Sheep type characters. These sheep are much more passive. The events kind of happened around them.
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