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ANIMAIA - (Book 1)

In the exotic country of ANIMAIA, Arno Steele and his school friends battle to save their animal-friendly world from those determined to destroy it. Jungles, beaches, wild animals, dinosaurs, and a very mysterious school with equally odd teachers come together in this young adult fantasy of 101,000 words. Mild sci-fi and paranormal elements, and some chal
Kindle Edition, First, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Ecol Data (first published June 8th 2011)
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Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*I won a free copy this e-book in a LibraryThing Member Giveaway*

a good book! i'm a fan of animals and this one really shows that we should take care of animals... the setting of the story is somewhat familiar with those who can also talk to animals.. this story is well-written and the characters(as well as the animals) are really fascinating and wonderful..even though the story is somewhat similar..the author manage to give it a twist to lure readers
Anna del C. Dye
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book contains a very new concept for a story: certain people talk with animals by means of special telekinesis powers. This power sets them apart from the majority of the citizens who don’t have this power. As always, the different guy becomes the heart or the hero of the story and in this case so it is with Arno. Not everyone in his birthplace can talk to animals and of those who do, most can only talk to one type of animal, maybe two, but in this story Arno, talks to many animals.
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Mar 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nice young adult story about a 13 year old boy named Arno Steele who has to face a family past that he was not aware off. Going to the pretigious DIPD acadamy where he is to learn how to hone his skills at "speaking" psychically with animals. Most people can speak to one or two species but Arno seems top be able to speak to all. Decent story seemed long on explination but little action until you get towards the end. But as a first in the series it is a good start. Nice way to spend an afternoon ...more
May 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author Rogers imagines a world where some humans can communicate with other life form through thoughts. A group of teenagers ends up in Anima, DIPI, where they are expected to develop and use their talents to protect animals from poachers and other bad individuals. The action moves along as they encounter different creatures and situations. This short tale will appeal to young adults with an interest in wildlife and conservation.
Krizia Anna
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
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It was a really good story especially if you are an animal lover. I really loved the story line and the 4 main characters are also amusing and lovable. The pacing and the writing itself was also very good. However, it seems to be a similar to Harry Potter, only animal style. DIPI sounds like Hogwarts. Arno is like Harry, Leroy is Ron.

A lot of potential for this series. I'm excited to read the next one.
Rocco Frontuto
Sep 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
A very entertaining read! I could compare this book to having a similar feel to either the Harry Potter or Percy Jackson books, but I believe this book is more enjoyable for me as it has an inspiring message with it in regards to ecology and animal rights.

By the end of the book, I found myself wanting to re-read the story and also anticipating the followup book.
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