Kenneth Oppel gives a bat s eye view of the horrors of animal testing in Sunwing, the sequel to his popular and award winning novel for middle readers, Silverwing Shade, the lost baby bat of the first book, has rejoined his colony only to lose his freedom as the bats plunge into a mysterious human building they believe is paradise The building s vast interior forest, witKenneth Oppel gives a bat s eye view of the horrors of animal testing in Sunwing, the sequel to his popular and award winning novel for middle readers, Silverwing Shade, the lost baby bat of the first book, has rejoined his colony only to lose his freedom as the bats plunge into a mysterious human building they believe is paradise The building s vast interior forest, with its teeming insects and eerie absence of owls, certainly seems like Eden But Shade and his Brightwing friend Marina, now young adults, discover that the humans have a sinister motive for befriending the bats they are using them as unwitting suicide bombers over a jungle war zone In addition, the bats are threatened once again by Goth, the giant jungle bat with the cannibalistic tastes and irrepressible knack for survival of Hannibal Lecter This time he has a plan for making his god, Zotz, supreme to be explicit and Oppel is , by ripping out the hearts of 100 imprisoned bats, owls, and rats Shade s and Marina s race to save their companions from this two pronged threat makes for exciting and occasionally terrifying reading Once again Oppel immerses readers in the world view of his tiny flying mammals It becomes second nature to see things upside down, hide in crevices, squint at the brightness of the sun, and sense danger through sound vibrations Particularly chilling is his portrayal of the humans laboratory, with its concentration camp like indifference to life In Sunwing, Oppel offers breathless suspense while eliciting our compassion for these misunderstood creatures of the night Ages 9 to 12 Lisa Alward
Sunwing Kenneth Oppel gives a bat s eye view of the horrors of animal testing in Sunwing the sequel to his popular and award winning novel for middle readers Silverwing Shade the lost baby bat of the first
In this sequel to Silverwing, the young bat Shade and his friends embark on a new adventure as he tries to find his father and solve the mystery of Nocturna s Promise a sort of prophecy saying that humans will help the bats to one day overcome the war with the owls and be able to fly in the daylight once But, of course, nothing goes smoothly and soon it seems that, instead of helping the bats, the humans are hurting them most dreadfully And, of course, it was too much to hope that the evil cann [...]
3 1 2 stars It took me a while to get into this one, even though it s a great story and I love bats I think it was because I was reading it in bits and pieces whenever I got a chance, because the story starts right out anyway, I did enjoy it and the finale was thrilling I ll certainly be continuing the series
I really enjoyed this fantasy novel, which is a sequel to Silverwing That novel told of the horrors of animal testing Now, Shade, the cute but lost baby bat has found his beloved colony They become trapped in a human building that houses a huge Eden like indoor forest It has lots of food and no enemies we all know it is too good to be true Shade and Marina, one of THE biggest reasons I am reading these books, my DAUGHTER S name is Marinah find out that the humans want to use them as trained suic [...]
Title SunwingAuthor Kenneth OppelPrice 6.99 USDISBN 13 978 1 4169 4997 8ISBN 10 1 4169 4997 6Shade Silverwing has gone a long way from the young bat he was After reuniting with his colony, Shade sets out on another quest, to find his long lost father.Although this quest sounds simple enough, there are plenty of obstacles Shade and Marina must overcome Whether that be the return of the Cannibal bats, the other creatures of the world wanting the bats dead, or mother nature herself The two companio [...]
Pr sentation de l diteurParti la recherche de son p re, Cassiel, Ombre fait la d couverte d un trange b timent, o se sont install s des milliers de chauves souris Est ce le paradis terrestre dont r vait Cassiel Ceux qui vivent l le pensent, mais Ombre n y croit pas, et il s obstine dans sa qu te Avec ses amis Chinook et Marina, il devra faire preuve de courage et de sagesse pour affronter les tromperies des hommes, la cruaut des chouettes, et la folie de Coth le Vampire Parviendra t il lib rer s [...]
Yoanny Gonzalezperiod 14 15Tittle Sun WingAuthor Kenneth OppelNumber of Pages 299Date Completed October 5thRating 8 A minor character who had a major importance in this book was Marina.She waasnt like the other bats she was a different kind of bat She was had a major importance in this book because when Shane got trap she was with him and she knew were he was at So she was able to tell his mother where he was at She was also important because she helped the silverwings fight the carnivourus bats [...]
The continuing story of Shade Silverwing this time taking him south to the rainforest,putting him in the hands of the humans and their diabolical plans and once again bringing him in contact with the cannibal bat, Goth A cute adventure story, with some rather dark moments and interesting characters.But one zoological fact bugs me no end the insistence that owls hibernate owls DO NOT hibernate
Sunwing, the sequel to the book Silverwing, is a a book written by the author Kenneth Oppel The book is a fictional adventure book which would delight any reader whose interests are fantasy The main plot is a continuation of the original story first book in which young Shade continues his search for his father, and tries to stop the evil jungle bat Goth.
I m so glad I finally get to continue this series This book was absolutely thrilling, it was just one thing after another and it just kept me hooked right until the very end I m intrigued to know where the story is going to go in the 3rd book.
If you read Silverwing, there is just no getting around not reading this book This series is addicting and you must read every book to get the full effect.
an exciting thriller that you just can t put down
A great sequel to the series This is probably one of my favorite anthropomorphic fantasy series It s very imaginative and interesting I especially like how Oppel related it to an experiment that happened during WWII with bats and explosives, especially since I was skeptical about that part of the book I also like the symbolism with the different groups of bats that Shade meets in this book and the previous one the bats in the attic and the bats in the laboratory I don t know if he meant it that [...]
Aww, look at these cute little batsDEVOURING THE HEARTS OF THEIR ENEMIES Hard to take the dark lord seriously when he sounds like a candy from the 90s Still I was surprisingly moved by this story It reminded me of the Rats of NIMH, which is probably a better book, that I guess I need to read.
This was an excellent, thought provoking and action packed book I couldn t stop reading it I would give it a solid 4.5 stars If had half stars, that is Great book, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun read
This second book in the Silverwing trilogy is even exciting than the first one It is truly filled with nonstop action and high adventure I am normally not a reader of animal fantasies but I could not put this one down.
One of my favorite children s book series Actually it is full of moral lessons that adults can learn from as well.
This is my favorite book ever I read it in only two days.
I think this book is absolutely amazing, but not as exciting as the first one for some reason But, it is still interesting In this second book, Shade does find his father At the beginning of the book, he, Marina, and a few other bats, Ariel his mother , Chinook his used to be enemy but now friend , Frieda the elder of the Silverwing colony , and other adventurous bats who are willing to help Shade find his father, Cassiel Also, unfortunately for Shade, Marina and Chinook like each other, so it i [...]
4.5 StarsI first picked up Kenneth Oppel s Silverwing on a whim many years ago when I was a wee lass I remember loving it and its sequel, Sunwing as I always have and still do love books about animals , and so I decided to dig out my old copy as I ve been doing with a lot of other books I loved as a kid to see if the held up and reread it Side note I read Firewing as well and thought it was a huge step down from the other two, and I never read Darkwing.Anyway, let s talk about Sunwing, because, [...]
Some of the foundations laid in the first book will now lead to a conclusion, and boy, it will not be a happy one Book two is much mature and explicit, less naive and optimistic, but probably exciting and in some odd ways realistic, too.Shade survives on slightly eyebrow raising, but acceptable means and learns that his banded father Cassiel must be in this vast, war ridden jungle somewhere As well as his arch nemesis Goth Or, as you will call him by then, immortal Goth Now that the basics suc [...]
Sunwing is the continuation of Silverwing Sunwing is about a bat named Shade who just returned to his own colony ,with is friend Marina, from a storm accident, encounter with owls and cannibal bats Now, he learns that his father, Cassiel, is still alive and goes to search for him with half of his colony Their search led them to a human building and there, they discover bats from different colonies, but Cassiel s not there Many of the other bats call this place paradise, but Shade has his suspic [...]
HmI m not really sure how I feel about this book I certainly didn t love it, but I didn t exactly hate it either I guess I had my expectations set too high after the greatness that was Silverwing Perhaps it also has to do with the fact that I read Silverwing over a year ago, and I read them too far apart But Sunwing most definitely isn t as good as its predecessor But why Well, for one, the pacing is all kinds of wonky For the first hundred pages or so, nothing much really happens But then, crap [...]
Sunwing revolves around the continued adventures of Shade, the Silverwing bat It picks up the story right where Silverwing left off, and plunges the reader straight into the story, which feels much like a web of different plot points than the straightforward get to this point style of the last book.Although intended for younger audiences it certainly reads like a middle school book , it feels mature than the preceding book in the series Bloody battles and human warfare are involved The idea th [...]
I began reading the Silverwing series by Kenneth Oppel when I was perhaps twelve I read it as a Braille book and was blown away both because of its rapid plot, explanations of bats and their abilities which are applied to very likeable characters and a great conflict, and yes, my love of Brian Jacques Redwall series This series is a bit similar to the Redwall novels because it deals with animals but the writing style is quite different and in Sunwing, humans become involved, something that I abs [...]
Earlier this year I read Silverwing with my Grade 3 Book Club I was surprised at how good Silverwing was I decided I wanted to read the rest of the books in the series It s taken me a while to get at it, but I finally did It s equally as good as Silverwing Lots of good twists and gripping moments that keep you on your toes, and adds in a touch of romance don t worryt too much In this book Shade is trying to find his father, who he fears is dead There are still a number of characters from the fir [...]
My sister picked this up for cheap at a library book sale for my young cousin because she really likes bats There was a mention of Vampyre cannibal bats on the back cover, so she let me read it first if I wanted to p So, it was a young chapter book right before the teen it was still 200 some pages, and somewhat complex scary It was also a sequel, I understood everything fine obviously, but still would ve liked to have read the first one first.This one was based on some true facts I found out wit [...]
Like the first of the trilogy, this is both educational and enjoyable The fantasy that Oppel paints is unique to bats or creatures that have the ability to echolocate Shade is a character that readers can really get into since what he lacks in size and strength, he makes up for in cleverness On a larger level, the story itself has layers of conflict and of a social commentary, bringing in the affect of war on nature In comparison to the first of the trilogy, this book has meat to it Rather th [...]
With the 2nd book of the trilogy, the story of Shade Silverwing ramps up in practically all ways This volume is definitely less predictable than its predecessor There are still some weaknesses This book cannot stand on its own without Silverwing There s far too many references to past characters and events that are required for proper understanding of the tale.But, I felt the one major flaw is the view of humans In the author s note, Kenneth Oppel tells of his inspiration for the story, which I [...]