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A Wizard of Earthsea
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A Wizard of Earthsea (Paperback)

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Ursula Le Guin created an all-encompassing, utterly believable fantasy world (which also has dragons in!) that encourages you to think philosophically. It has a personal connection for me as well: I spent a lot of time as a child on an uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. It was part of an island archipelago, so the archipelagos of The Wizard of Earthsea absolutely resonated with me on a personal level. 

 

Cressida Cowell, Foyles Literacy Ambassador

Synopsis

The first book of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin is a tale of wizards, dragons and terrifying shadows. The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest - and surely the greatest voyager - is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him - with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.



Children'sFiction & true storiesClassic fictionChildren'sFiction & true storiesFantasy & magical realismChildren'sFiction & true storiesScience fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 07/07/2016 ISBN-13: 9780141354910  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ursula Le Guin was born in Berkley, California, in 1929, daughter of the writer Theodora Krober and the anthropologist Alfred Krober. Her published work includes twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, three collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation. Among her novels are the The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, both winners of the Nebula and Hugo awards, Always Coming Home, winner of the 1985 Kafka Award, and Four Ways to Forgiveness. In 2009 she won her sixth Nebula award for Powers. She died in January 2018 aged 88. Penguin/Puffin published the first volume of the Earthsea books, A Wizard of Earthsea, in 1971. The Earthsea books have been translated into many languages around the world and are global bestsellers.

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