The Transall Saga Paperback – Mar 8 2011
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Gary Paulsen, author of several books of high adventure and survival--including the Newbery Honor winners Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room--this time brings readers a science fiction tale reminiscent of Planet of the Apes. The Transall Saga follows 13-year-old Mark on his first solo desert camping trip. After stepping into a mysterious beam of light, Mark is transported to another place--a strange and hostile world. As Mark tries to find his way back home, he learns to survive in this dangerous jungle, calling on reserves of strength he didn't know he had. Encountering wild creatures, primitive tribes, and a more advanced and warlike group of humans, the young protagonist is forced to grow up before he can return to the life he once knew. In the process, he becomes a slave, a warrior, and falls in love--all before the mystery of exactly where he is becomes clear.
As an adventure story and coming-of-age tale, The Transall Saga makes for gripping reading. While the account of Mark carving a new life in a place both strangely familiar and totally alien is cleverly imagined, the science fiction elements are, unfortunately, not nearly as well thought out. Still, fans of Paulsen's other works will find much to enjoy here, including vivid characters, exotic locations, and feral beasts that will not soon be forgotten. (Ages 10 to 15) --Neil Roseman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
Mysteriously transported to a strange place and time, 13-year-old Mark learns to survive. "Paulsen works his magic with another wilderness adventure yarn," said PW in a starred review. Ages 10-up. (Oct.)
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Top Customer Reviews
Mark is a relatively calm and cool character. I mean, who can survive in a world that they knows nothing about with the clothes on his black and a pocketknife. All his life, Mark has wanted to saomething like this. Know he is forced to. Through out his journey, Mark makes loyal friends and dreaded enemies.
Mark soon learns the dangers of the new world . The first thing that attacks him is a buffalo like creture. He learns about the scorpion things when he layes on top of a colony. In the jungle, there is always the danger of falling out of a tree while collecting food. There is the chilling howl of the Howling Thing which he hears every night before he flls asleep.
One day while on a scouting trip, he finds an arrow. That means there are other humans in the area. Mark is torn with indesicion. Were they savage or helpful? There are many "species" of human on the planet. All of them are kind of savage.
I rate this book highly because the truth is a lot better then what you can think of. This book has sword fights, chases, survival, and suspense all in one. That's why I recamend THE TRANSALL AGA by Gary Paulsen.
Most recent customer reviews
Mark is transported to a different time, he has to deal with living in an unfamiliar environment. Mark has to try to survive on his own eating anything he can find. Read morePublished on June 13 2011 by Amazon Customer
My daugter is in grade 7 and had to read this book for a project. She absoulutely loved the book and couldn't put it down.Published on April 6 2011 by kidscamping
I first read this book almost right when it came out, I was in 5th grade at the time and i absolutely loved it. Must have read it 6 times back then. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2007 by Sunspot
This book was really good, it had adventure, amazing plot twists, and fleshed-out characters. Then, Paulsen just seemed to get tired of writing. Read morePublished on June 13 2004
I have read the book called The Transall Saga. This review will be what I thought of the book. I'd definitely have to say this is one of my favorite books of all time. Read morePublished on March 8 2004
Mark is trying to find a light that brought him here.A man told him about the light and how it stirkes randomly.After he injured the king of Transall His son comes after mark. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004
the transall saga is a great piece by gaaary paulsen. it was weird but yet it was easy to read. it also keeps you wanting to read more and more and you won't want to stop until you... Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004 by dallas kaufman
This book is about a boy that's on a solo camping trip. When he sees a blue light, he walks to it. Then a rattlesnake bites him,and he falls back into the light. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004
Gary Paulsen's action/adventure book, Transall Saga is a book that would actually want you to go to the book store to get it; I know that's sounds like a lot to some of you but I... Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004