A VOICE IN THE WIND by Kathryn Lasky

A VOICE IN THE WIND

Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 From a much-honored pro, a disappointingly graceless tale, third in the Starbuck Family Adventures. The gang's off to the Southwest, where their father's to help in a river diversion project and twins Liberty and July stumble onto a 600-year-old murder and help put the spirit of a Native-American potter to rest. Wickedly radical environmentalists turn out to be greedy grave robbers, but the real crimes here are in the narrative: scattershot points-of-view; mixed tenses; choppy Native American dialogue; threads of plotting that go nowhere. Some sentences simply don't make sense--''Liberty's telepathic voice seemed to twinkle around the shape.'' As usual, Liberty and July, and their younger twin sisters Charly and Molly, communicate telepathically. They also ``telesqueal,'' ``telescream,'' telemutter,'' and ``telewhimper.'' Even the Bobbsey twins had more substance. (Fiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-15-294102-9
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1993




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