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City of the Beasts (Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar #1)

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An ecological romance with a pulsing heart, equal parts Rider Haggard and Chico Buarque -- one of the world's greatest and most beloved storytellers broadens her style and reach with a Amazonian adventure story which will appeal to all ages Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold has the chance to take the trip of a lifetime. With his mother in hospital, too ill to look after him, ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published June 2nd 2003 by Harper Perennial (first published 2002)
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Marilia Personally, I think this book is suited for a 10-year-old. It isn't in the same realm as Harry Potter, but it has its own magic and adventures that 2…morePersonally, I think this book is suited for a 10-year-old. It isn't in the same realm as Harry Potter, but it has its own magic and adventures that 2 young kids aged 15 and 13 go through in the heart of the Amazon.(less)
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Mohammed  Ali
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- أهلا و سهلا !!
- أستاذ شريف
- نعم يا حبيبي
- هديتك !!
- إيه ده ؟
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- مشهد من فيلم " السفارة في العمارة " من بطولة عادل إمام -



طبعا تبقى بعض عناوين الكتب راسخة في أذهاننا بسبب ارتباطها بمشهد كوميدي أو درامي في فيلم أو مسرحية، و خير مثال على ذلك ارتباط " مقدمة ابن خلدون " بالمشهد الكوميدي الخالد في رائعة مسرحية مدرسة المشاغبين، و كذلك ارتباط " الحب ف
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Ahmad Sharabiani
La ciudad de las bestias = City of the Beasts (Eagle and Jaguar, #1), Isabel Allende
City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias in Spanish) is the first young adult novel by Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. Published in 2002, the story is set in the Amazon rainforest. City of the Beasts begins with the story of Alexander Cold, who is 15 years old and going through a family crisis. While his parents leave for Texas to try to treat his mother's cancer, Alex and his sisters are sent to live
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Natalie
Jun 15, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Gah! I was really disappointed with this little series from Allende. I love her books so much, but she did NOT successfully make the transition to writing for younger readers. The plots of all three in the series were very interesting and could have been a lot of fun, but the writing was often awkward and forced, especially the magical bits. The characters were a little two-dimensional, and even the dialogue was strained. She had some nifty ideas, but it seemed like she was trying to dumb them d ...more
Antonio
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inicios, trilogías
Alex es un chico norteamericano que por razones fuera de su control, emprenderá un viaje con su abuela Kate al Amazonas, allí conocerá a Nadia, y juntos tendrán la aventura de sus vidas.

Me encanto la historia por varias razones, es una travesía a tierras fantásticas y peligrosas al estilo de Julio Verne, que se desarrolla en las selvas de mi tierra Venezuela, tiene algo de magia y misticismo, y habla de las culturas autóctonas de mi país, si bien es algo inocente en algunos puntos con respecto a
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Rauli
Jan 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Para todos aquellos que critican este libro por ser tan differente a todos los otros libros de Isabel Allende: No sean tontos claro que lo es es un libro para Niños y Jovenes ! que niño quiere leer algo sobre la vida desolada de alguien o de la cabeza de una madre que se encuentra en un closet del sotano o de la horrible que es perder a tu hija?? Enverdad tienen que tomar encuesta a la audiencia a la cual el libro esta dirigida. La aventura de un niño cualquiera como Alex en la Selva Amazonica d ...more
Michelle Curie
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: adventure, fantasy
"The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything."

I saw this book lurking in my bookshelf the other day and a sense of nostalgia swept over me as I remembered how this might have been one of the first Young Adult books I've ever read, all the way back when I wasn't even one myself. I picked this up again, wondering how well I remembered things and how I perceived them now.



In this Amazonian adventure, fifteen year old Alexander Cold is sent out
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الشناوي محمد اسماعيل  جبر
مدينة البهائم
رواية / إيزابيل الليندي
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عرفت اسم الرواية من خلال موقف ساخر في فيلم السفارة في العمارة للفنان عادل إمام. وكان الموقف يدور في بيت أسرة من الشيوعيين الذين يحاربون ويكافحون لأجل المساواة بين الأغنياء والفقراء.
سأل عادل إمام شاب مشغول بكتاب في يده: ماذا تقرأ؟ فأجابه بطريقة كوميدية تناسب الفيلم: "مدينة البهائم".
كنت أظن أن مدينة البهائم كتابا، ولم أكن أعرف أنها رواية، و ظننت أن الكتاب بالتأكيد يدور عن الفقراء والأغنياء وصراعاتهم الطبقية، وخمنت أن مدينة البهائم هذه هي
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Laura
En realidad es un 3,5.

Me ha gustado bastante la historia y ese punto mágico que le ha dado la autora.
Todo ese tema de los indígenas me interesa mucho y lo he pasado muy mal cada vez que contaban algo sobre cómo los trataban.... Lo de las epidemias me ha parecido algo durísimo.

A ver qué tal continua la trilogía.
د.أحمد فايز
المغامرة والفانتازيا جنباً إلى جنب في هذه الرواية التي تقتحم غابات الأمازون وتثير الرغبة في الترحال واستكشاف ما هو بعيد وجديد.
من الأشياء التي خرجت بها من هذه الرواية هو الإحساس بضرورة السفر والترحال والمغامرة، لأن العمر ليس بطول السنين وإنما بمقدار الخبرة التي نجنيها عبر هذه السنين. فالاحتكاك بالحياة لفترة قصيرة يمنح من الخبرات ما يفوق سنوات طويلة من المرور كراماً بجانب الحياة دون الدخول في غمار تجاربها ومغامراتها التي لا تنتهي.
انتظر الفرصة القادمة لقراءة رواية أخرى لإيزابيل ألليندي.

Alexa
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, this book sucked. Majorly. Giving it two stars was generous, to say the least.
The beginning was boring beyond belief. I had to read this for school, and my class and I begged the teacher to let us read another one. It had no interest for us, no appeal. I hated the grandmother, didn't know what to think of the main character, and was bored out of my mind by the language. When the main character was swimming with the dolphins, the story basically went, 'I was having so much fun. It was t
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Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. Allende, who writes in the "magic realism" tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America. She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together. She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at s ...more
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Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar (3 books)
  • Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (Eagle and Jaguar, #2)
  • Forest of the Pygmies (Eagle and Jaguar, #3)
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