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

  • Title: Sunwing
  • Author: Kenneth Oppel
  • ISBN: 9780006481713
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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

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    About "Kenneth Oppel"

    1. Kenneth Oppel

      I was born in 1967 in Port Alberni, a mill town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in Victoria, B.C and on the opposite coast, in Halifax, Nova ScotiaAt around twelve I decided I wanted to be a writer this came after deciding I wanted to be a scientist, and then an architect I started out writing sci fi epics my Star Wars phase then went on to swords and sorcery tales my Dungeons and Dragons phase and then, during the summer holiday when I was fourteen, started on a humorous story about a boy addicted to video games written, of course, during my video game phase It turned out to be quite a long story, really a short novel, and I rewrote it the next summer We had a family friend who knew Roald Dahl one of my favourite authors and this friend offered to show Dahl my story I was paralysed with excitement I never heard back from Roald Dahl directly, but he read my story, and liked it enough to pass on to his own literary agent I got a letter from them, saying they wanted to take me on, and try to sell my story And they did.

    487 thoughts on “Sunwing”

    1. 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 more). 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 [...]

    2. 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 more 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!

    3. 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 t [...]

    4. 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 [...]

    5. Présentation de l'éditeurParti à la recherche de son père, Cassiel, Ombre fait la découverte d'un étrange bâtiment, où se sont installés des milliers de chauves-souris. Est-ce le paradis terrestre dont rêvait Cassiel ? Ceux qui vivent là le pensent, mais Ombre n'y croit pas, et il s'obstine dans sa quête. Avec ses amis Chinook et Marina, il devra faire preuve de courage et de sagesse pour affronter les tromperies des hommes, la cruauté des chouettes, et la folie de Coth le Vampire. [...]

    6. 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 carnivour [...]

    7. 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!

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. 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 i [...]

    12. 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.

    13. 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 :)

    14. This second book in the Silverwing trilogy is even more exciting than the first one. It is truly filled with nonstop action and high adventure. I️ am normally not a reader of animal fantasies but I️ could not put this one down.

    15. One of my favorite children's book series. Actually it is full of moral lessons that adults can learn from as well.

    16. 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, [...]

    17. 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 Sunwin [...]

    18. 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 more mature and explicit, less naive and optimistic, but probably more 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 th [...]

    19. 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 more bats from different colonies, but Cassiel's not there! Many of the other bats call this place paradise, but Shade has h [...]

    20. 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 the [...]

    21. 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 more 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 more mature than the preceding book in the series. Bloody battles and human warfare are involve [...]

    22. 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 [...]

    23. 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 fro [...]

    24. 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 [...]

    25. 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 more layers of conflict and more of a social commentary, bringing in the affect of war on nature. In comparison to the first of the trilogy, this book has more meat [...]

    26. 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, whi [...]

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