The Wind Singer

The Wind Singer In the city of Aramanth the mantra is Better today than yesterday Better tomorrow than today Harder work means the citizens of Aramanth can keep moving forward to improved life stations from Gray te

  • Title: The Wind Singer
  • Author: William Nicholson
  • ISBN: 9780749744717
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Wind Singer The Wind Singer is a young adult novel written by William Nicholson It is the first book of the Wind On Fire Trilogy It follows the quest of twins Kestrel and Bowman Hath, and their friend Mumpo to restore the Voice of the Wind Singer to their city and bring happiness to their cruel society. The Wind Singer Wind on Fire, by William Nicholson Peter Ss Illustrator The Wind Singer Wind on Fire, . Rating details , Ratings Reviews The first in a trilogy, The Wind Singer is a mesmerizing and remarkably realized fantasy novel full of adventure, suspense, humor and warmth. The Wind Singer The Wind on Fire, Book William The Wind Singer was the first book I ever read and truly enjoyed I later was introduced to Harry Potter, but could never let this book come second to them For anyone who has recently read the Hunger Games and enjoyed the story, I have a feeling you will enjoy this book as well. The Wind Singer Summary SuperSummary The first novel of William Nicholson s elementary school trilogy Wind on Fire is The Wind Singer, published in Set in a world of enigmatic city states and surrounding tribes, the novel follows the adventures of twins tasked with finding an ancient artifact to defend their city from a distant, powerful, mind controlling ruler. The Wind Singer Summary Study Guide BookRags The Wind Singer Summary Study Guide Description The Wind Singer is a young adult novel by William Nicholson which details the adventures of siblings Bowman and Kestrel Hath, and their friend Mumpo, to save the city of Aramanth from the evil Morah and the Zars Aramanth is a wealthy and powerful city that grew on the salt trade. Characters Page The Wind Singer Main Characters She is a very caring sister and daughter, and will go to extreme limits to help her family During the story when Kestrel, her brother Bowman and Mumpo are on their quest to find the voice of The Wind Singer, Kestrel is the brave girl of this trio, and is their leader in a way. Blowin in the Wind singer Crossword Clue Answer Find answers for the crossword clue Blowin in the Wind singer We have answers for this clue. Patrick Swayze She s Like The Wind ft Wendy Fraser Nov , She s like the wind through my dreams She rides the night next to me She leads me through moonlight Only to burn me with the sun She s taken my heart But she doesn t know what she s done

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    In the city of Aramanth, the mantra is, Better today than yesterday Better tomorrow than today Harder work means the citizens of Aramanth can keep moving forward to improved life stations from Gray tenements and Orange apartments, upwards to glorious mansions of White Only some families, like the Haths, believe in ideas and dreams than in endless toil and ratingIn the city of Aramanth, the mantra is, Better today than yesterday Better tomorrow than today Harder work means the citizens of Aramanth can keep moving forward to improved life stations from Gray tenements and Orange apartments, upwards to glorious mansions of White Only some families, like the Haths, believe in ideas and dreams than in endless toil and ratings When Kestrel Hath decides she is through with the Aramanth work ethic, she is joined in her small rebellion by her twin brother Bowman and their friend Mumpo Together, they set the orderly city on its ear by escaping Aramanth s walls for an adventure that takes them from city sewers to desert sandstorms Guided by an archaic map, they know that if they can find the voice of the Wind Singer, an ancient and mysterious instrument that stands in the center of Aramanth, they can save their people from their dreamless existence But the voice is guarded by the dreaded Morah and its legion of perfect killing machines, the Zars Are three ragtag kids any match for an army of darkness Like Lois Lowry s The Giver and Philip Pullman s The Golden Compass, The Wind Singer is a rich, multilayered fantasy that can be read on many levels With this first volume of a planned trilogy, British author William Nicholson deftly illustrates such fundamental values as tolerance and the importance of individuality, without sacrificing a bit of the novel s breathless adventure Watch out, J.K Rowling If the rest of The Wind on Fire trilogy is as amazing as this debut, Nicholson s books may be the next hot English export Ages 10 and older Jennifer Hubert

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    • Ingrid says:

      Oh my goodness! I read this book when I was about eleven years old and I've been searching for it every since. No, really. You know those books you read as a kid that kind of stayed with you, but you can't remember the title? That was this book. I searched for it in the library, rooting through the orange coloured books. I scoured titles for something with "Wind" in it. That's all I could remember. And then, by some bizarre chance, a friend asked, "Did you ever read the Wind on Fire trilogy?" Me [...]

    • Betsy says:

      Children's books about the horrors of standardized testing are increasingly popular these days. From Edward Bloor's well-intentioned, Story Time to The Report Card by the otherwise talented Andrew Clements, these books have attempted to capture the dangers of this destructive teaching tool. Both books have fallen short, leaving some people to wonder if there could ever be a book that discusses this controversial subject well. What few people know is that there's a fantastic well-written and beau [...]

    • Edward's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring) says:

      I can describe this book in one word. Strange. In fact it was so strange I could hardly relate to any characters as they and their situations were so unbelievable.but let me start the things I did like. The dystopian fantasy world where long ago the manth people, who were settlers found salt mines and made their wealth. Travellers from the desert plains built the wind singer a contraption that when the wind blows a tune is played that keeps the manth people happy. But the morah an all powerful s [...]

    • Pamela Lloyd says:

      I was very disappointed in The Wind Singer by William Nicholson. It seems to be an overly simplistic "message" book about the value of nonconformity, but that message is garbled by many other messages, many of which I can only hope were unintended. How this ever won an award is beyond me.I didn't mind the prologue while reading it, but it did bother me that the central questions raised in it (Who are the mysterious strangers who came to Aramanth and built the wind singer? Why did they build it? [...]

    • Avis says:

      The Wind Singer feels like a bad acid trip.Oh, here are some fat potato eating fuckers who live in mud and do drugs. Oh, there you have a nation that lives on a battleship that cruises around in the desert and occasionally has a gladiator robot fight with similar nation. Oh, you always wanted an ancient deity/unexplained evil that is actually a grandma that has souls of millions of children in her eyes (don't even fucking ask) No? Well, you're still going to get it!I mean??? What the fuck? What [...]

    • Liz says:

      In the city of Aramanth, the lives of its citizens are ruled by a color-coded caste system of standardized tests. How well one does on the yearly “High Examination” determines what you do for work, where you live, and even what color clothing you wear. Those that test poorly find themselves consigned to the dismal one-room tenements and menial labor of the Grey district, while those who test well can eventually aspire to life in the mansions and illustrious careers of the White district. Fre [...]

    • Molster says:

      In year 7, my class was split into reading groups. There were six people in my group and we were the more capable group of the class. When it came time to select the book we would read and discuss, our group was divided in regards to what we should choose. The four boys in my group wanted to read this book (I assume just to spite us) and my friend and I wanted to read another book (the title escapes me at the moment). After much heated debate about how good our book would be, purely because of t [...]

    • LisBirdLove says:

      Overall Honest Book Review: (I read this book years ago, may not be as concise of a review)characters:The Hath family is a very supportive loving family. Kestrel Hath is a little girl who has more courage to stand up for what she believes in then the whole town. She is cute, spunky, intelligent, fair and honorable. Bowman Hath is Kestrels twin brother who goes on the quest with her. Mumpo tags along, he doesn't take no for an answer.Protagonist:Kestrels is a little girl who is a great protagonis [...]

    • Ebehi says:

      I started this book when I was much younger (about six or seven) and I was hooked. Unfortunately, I was unable to finish it until much later (about three or four years later) and it still had me hooked. The book made me happy. Of course, there wersome unaswered questions especially about the old children and the windsinger but the rest of it was really charming. I didn't really mind the made-up words because they just added a lighter tone towhat could have been a depressing story. I especially l [...]

    • Sara says:

      I remember reading this trilogy many, many years ago. Mumpo and Kestrel were my favourite characters. However, the most I remember about it is just how weird it is. Like, really weird. With creepy bald children that want to eat you soul kind of weird. I might be tempted to reread this if I can dig it out at my mam's house.

    • Gabriel says:

      A book worth reading

    • Patricia Crowther says:

      DNF’d at page 115 because Made. Up. Words. 🙄😒

    • Christianne Ellene says:

      I read this 4 years ago for school, and I never regretted sticking with this book until the end. William Nicholson introduces us to the twins Kestrel and Bowman Hath, who share a telepathic/empathic connection on top of Bowman possessing the empathic abilities. The city they live in, Amaranth, is bureaucratic to the extreme (e.g. every family has a "family rating" that is determined from the family members' individual performances in written exams and decide the living conditions of the family). [...]

    • Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ says:

      ummmmm this book was very strange. VERY VERY STRANGE. but i found myself liking it, for some reason. but just to warn you, if you haven't read it, this is one of the weirdest things i have read in my entire life.

    • Amber Scaife says:

      A brother and sister team rebel against their city's soulless and color-coded caste system, face dire consequences from the Chief Examiner, and instead escape the city walls and head out in search of the key to the Wind Singer (a strange and ancient device in the middle of the city). There are hints that finding and replacing the key will unlock the Wind Singer's song and along with it, the freedom of the citizens of Aramanth. But to get it they must travel a long way and face the Big Bad, Morah [...]

    • Jenni Frencham says:

      It's been a very long time since I found a book I genuinely wanted to keep reading to the point of ignoring my other responsibilities. It's been a very long time since I woke up thinking, "I had better get my stuff done quickly so I can get back to my book." The Wind Singer is a book like that.The Wind Singer is the first book in the "Wind on Fire" trilogy, but it would stand alone just fine. When Kestrel tires of constant examinations and the focus on ranking of families, she rebels against the [...]

    • Geoff says:

      I'm not a kid anymore; really, I'm at the other side of the curve. It would have been simple to look at this book from that perspective and rate it lower for many reasons: in your face points being made about society, simplistic writing style, convenient wrapping up of situations to the favor of the main characters, lack of character development, etc.But the book was targeted at the younger set and I wouldn't be doing it (or the author) justice if I didn't try to look at it from the rising side [...]

    • KJ says:

      This is a very simple book, but one I would deeply have loved to read as a younger child. It is refreshingly GENTLE for an adventure story. Its main heroes are siblings--brave, frustrated, impatient Kestrel and her gentler, more empathetic brother Bowman. Unlike the usual trope, they aren't orphans! They are in fact very close to their parents and their baby sister. While the main action follows Kestrel and Bowman as they try to fix their cursed city by magical means, we do see their parents tak [...]

    • Leonie Byrne says:

      Well this sure takes me back. The Windsinger is the first novel in the trilogy titled 'Winds on Fire' and it was one of my favourite books growing up. I must have read it when I was around 9-10 years old and I absolutely loved it. I've indulged in a little nostalgia these past few months and bought a lot of the books I loved as a child so that I could enjoy them all over again. The Windsinger is one of those books which is both a children's book and a YA book. Set in the fictional city of Araman [...]

    • Meggan says:

      I feel terrible giving a book two stars, but "it's okay" was truly how I felt. I didn't dislike it, and it was an entertaining, fast read, but everything happened so quickly that I felt like some of the plot points were over before I really understood what was going on. This book needed less telling and more showing! Give me details! There were a fair amount of minor characters introduced that disappeared so quickly I questioned why they were even mentioned. I also felt like some of the main ele [...]

    • Chuck says:

      The Windsinger is a wonderful tale of twins who fight against the leaders of a town who reject diversity and independence. The main characters are twins who have the ability to read each other's thoughts. The twins are forced into situations where they learn a great deal about themselves. The various "obstacles" they encounter are a very creative and deal, in some aspects, with fears children may have, such as old age. Highly enjoyable book that I read in one sitting.

    • Drew says:

      Have you ever wanted to read about a dystopian future with land pirates, mud people, and an un-stoppable killing army? Yes? Well these are all in the book "The Wind Singer" by William Nicholson.The book introduces us to what the wind singer is; a large device that plays music with the wind. Then it tells us about the testing system they have in the city of Aramanth where their test grades dictate where them and their families live. After this the main characters are introduced; there is Kestral, [...]

    • Sanja_Sanjalica says:

      Some interesting characters and ideasa fun and easy read, a lot of clever social commentary, however, the ending was too rushed and resolved in two pages, which is always problematic, but a fun read anyways. I will read the sequels.

    • Ash says:

      Recommended to: People who don't have a life, people who didn't read books, people who are around 7-9 years old ONLY. I feel Sorry for: people who read it, People who counts it as a big part of their childhood, people who thought of reading it, people who bought it, people who enjoyed the whole thing.So I made this WHOLE new shelf just for this stupid book. to-hell (I LOVE IT). So from where to start oh yeah the prologue, wasn't intresting it was a nice prologue a good one, a total normal start. [...]

    • Tortla says:

      Reading the reviews comparing this book/trilogy to The Wizard Of Oz and His Dark Materials, I can't help but be insulted. There is nothing subtle or amusing in The Wind Singer, and the "messages" are troubling. My frustration with extracting meaning beyond the obvious (non-conformity! dystopias are unrealistic! kindness is good!) was compounded by the study-question-things in the back, which reiterated these oh-so-obvious motifs while simultaneously praising the "genius" of the book and its auth [...]

    • Takunda says:

      WIND SINGERAuthor: William NicholsonReviewer: TakundaI chose to read The Wind Singer by William Nicholson because I remember the book being read to me by a teacher a while ago and parts of the book were a bit blurry in my mind so I decided to re-read it. II had reached about page four in the book when I realised that this book would be the reason I would forget to do my chores for the next two days. I thoroughly enjoyed the book because it wasn’t the type of book that keeps you on the edge of [...]

    • Katie says:

      This is one of the first real fantasies that I actually read. The Wind Singer is the first book of William Nicholson's Wind on Fire trilogy. I believe I read the first one in 7th grade and loved it so much that I had to get my mom to buy it for me. She also bought me the second and third to go with it a few months later for Christmas. I was very happy and still am because this trilogy is one of my favorites and they aren't in stores anymore. I have all three hardbacks and have read them at least [...]

    • Monica says:

      It's not you, it's me. I mean, it has to be right? Everyone else seemed to like this book but for mehIt does have a lot of action. The storytelling is great. It's imaginative, with new creatures and worlds and situation at every turn. The characters were likeable and decently fleshed out for YA. But for some reason, I just couldn't love it. I wanted to. The transitions were fast, again, this is fairly normal of a YA read, so I can't say that was the problem. It was a good story and fast paced bu [...]

    • Rebecca says:

      okay, i thought i found this recommended on cousin stephanies list, but now i can't find ityways, i was really struck by the city that was created in the story. A city where everyone is tested (starting at 18 months old)according to a standard test and the results of that test is your rating. your rating is added up with the rest of your family's ratings and your family is given an overall standing in society. This is in reference to Standardized Tests in our current world. Who decides what is [...]

    • Chae says:

      Wow. What an amazing novel. "The Wind Singer" is a must-read for anyone wanting an intriguing, slightly puzzling read. The novel takes place in Aramanth, where the society is divided into color groups. The protagonist, Kestrel Hath lives in Orange County, the third-to-last division in Aramanth with her family. Kestrel and her twin brother Bowman set off on a journey to find the lost voice of the wind singer to bring normalcy to the society.As I mentioned before, this was such an amazing read. I [...]

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