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The blue jays and cardinals of Stone Run Forest have turned against each other According to legend only Swordbird son of the Great Spirit has the power to conquer evil and restore peace to the land But is he real or just a myth? Can Swordbird arrive in time to save the forest or will it be too late?Twelve year old author Nancy Yi Fan has woven a captivating tale about the birds of Stone Run Forest and the heroism courage and resourcefulness in their quest for peace


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    ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureThe Swordbird Songby Kat HooperTo be sung to the tune of “The Trees” by RushThere is unrest in the forestThere is trouble in the treesFor the bluejays want their eggs backAnd their nuts and their berriesThe trouble with the blue jaysAnd they're quite convinced they’re rightThey say the cardinals filched their babiesAnd they grabbed their food at nightBut the cardinals didn’t do it‘Twas the hawk and all his knavesThey are building a strong fortressAnd the woodbirds will be slavesThere is trouble in the ForestBut the Swordbird it is saidCan be called to fight oppressionAnd can make the bad birds deadlong awesome instrumental sectionSo the woodbirds formed a unionAnd demanded equal rightsThat hawk is just too greedyWe will ask Swordbird to fightNow there's no hawk oppressionPeace and freedom are restoredAnd the birds are all kept equalBy Swordbird’s magic swordNancy Yi Fan Swordbird Sword QuestSwordbird is a children’s fantasy novel written by Chinese American Nancy Yi Fan after the events of September 11 2001 Fan was 10 years old when she started writing Swordbird and she sold it to HarperCollins when she was 12 The novel is an anthropomorphic fantasy — all of the characters are birds — and the fact that it was written by a 12 year old and carries an unmistakable message of peace has made it a popular choice for elementary school teachers’ required reading lists My son read it in fourth gradeI listened to the audio version Harper Audio nicely narrated by Colleen Delany with my kids in one evening We all agreed that the plot was a lot like playing Angry Birds and just as violent While the kids enjoyed it I thought it was unoriginal Redwall does it better and predictable with flat characters clumsy dialog cardstock villains and trite messagesPeace is wonderful freedom is sacred As long as there is peace and freedom there is tomorrowHowever that’s because I’m comparing Swordbird to children’s books written by adults Nancy Yi Fan’s accomplishment here is truly remarkable and I understand why school teachers want to expose their students to Swordbird I am sincerely impressed with Miss Fan and I hope she continues to write I feel guilty giving Swordbird only two stars but I need to keep it consistent with our rating system Swordbird is just “okay” as a novel but I give 5 stars to Nancy Yi Fan