Epub kindle Ragtag Author Karl Wolf–Morgenländer ↠ Karl Wolf–Morgenländer – gh4crew.co.uk
Swallow thinks he knows how to help but no one seems willing to listen Now it s up to one little Swallow to save the city from the Talon Empire if only the others would listen The book being a lethal combination of poor esearch insulting language and pretentious plot was one I could not finishhttppussrebootscomblog2018comm Ragtag is a young swallow who belongs to the Feathered Alliance a group of various birds dedicated to living in peace in the city of Boston When a large group of strong evil birds members of the Talon Empire are forced to leave their homes due to human destruction of their land they decide to take over Boston If the Feathered Alliance does not surrender to the Talon Empire they are told they will be killedbut surrender is not an will be killedbut surrender is not an for the Feathered Alliance They bravely decide to face the Talon Empire to fight for their freedomBecause the Feathered Alliance is made up of swallows pigeons mockingbirds and other small birds they know that it s not going to be easy to defeat the Talon Empire which is made up of hawks falcons ospreys and When the Feathered Alliance s leader is killed Ragtag can hardly believe that other members look to him to take over especially when he was once viewed as an outcast Will he be able to lead the alliance to victoryThis is a story full of suspense that is told entirely from Ragtag s perspective Readers are ight along with him as he flies through the air and through the Boston Public Library and fights other birds Suggest this book to anyone who enjoys animals and a good battle The birds who live in the city of Boston are under seige An empire of falcons hawks and other aptors are advancing from the west Nothing stands in their way except a small swallow named Ragtag who is an outcast among the city birds It s only when Ragtag discovers and helps an injured eagle that the city birds ealize they have a chance But the eagle vanishes forcing Ragtag and his friends to go on a uest to find the only hope of saving their city This is a very fast ead with nicely defined characters This book had neither heart nor soul and would have been only half as long if it hadn t been padded to death with boring dialogue I mean COME ON I know
Where The Stupid Birds the stupid birds going already and what they e doing I don t need them endlessly talking back and forth at each other about how they e going to go here and do this and while they e on the way there they talk about where they e going and why and when they get there they talk about why they e there The ENTIRE BOOK is like thisNot to mention that all of the characters from Ragtag the protagnist to Tattler the side character and even the evil birds of prey aren t even two dimensional They e one dimensional They e not even cardboard Ragtag is supposed to be the plucky ebellious slightly foolish young bird who succeeds against all odds but instead he s just an annoyingly stupid little birdThere s no eal plot The evil birds are coming Oh no The Feathered Alliance will be broken because the evil aptors are going to enslave them allAnd therein lies the biggest problem of this book The birds don t eally act like birds I can buy that all the non aptor citybirds formed an alliance to look out for each othe. En out of the Berkshires by encroaching human development They head toward Boston which is already occupied by the birds of the city but that won’t stop the ap. R fine with some interclan scuffles But I just can t buy that solitary and territorial birds of prey all form the Talon Empire and allow themselves to be uled by an osprey forming an army big enough to wipe out Boston s entire bird population in the course of a few daysIt s as though the author wanted to write epic battles like Brian Jacues Redwall series but wanted to preserve the birds as birds like the abbits in Watership Down instead of having them carry weapons and wear clothes with the end esult that this book is a morass of boring dialogue in lieu of scene setting or plot with andom birds that don t even setting or plot with andom birds that don t even proper birdlike behavior ie the evil aptors are so evil they kill little birds for fun but there s no mention of them ever eating their prey because gosh I guess that s too violent and gruesomeI also have the sneaking suspicion that the author didn t do any eal esearch at all about birds Pigeons and swallows fly very different from sparrowhawks and falcons because of the difference in the size and shape of their bodies and wings but you d think that every little bird is the cheetah of the skies the way they outfly and outmaneuver the aptors Not to mention all the times when oh noes the aptors miss the little birds by a talon length and instead just shear off some tail feathers Tail feathers are vital to the way a bird flies and losing one so violently in midflight is bound to have conseuences on their aerial capabilities All ight enough I didn t need or euire exhaustive encyclopedic descriptions of aerial avian maneuverability but I m no expert and even I know this and when you e presenting a book about birds as birds I expect them to ACT like birds These don t They hop and fly and that s about all the birdness they display There was even a point where some city birds are captured and are beginning to starve because their aptor captors promised to bring them berries to feed them Excuse me BERRIES Really In the middle of Boston these little sparrows and pigeons and cardinals expect the aptors to bring them BERRIES as if BERRIES are an easily obtainable staple of their everyday dietAHEM Anyway yes 1 star for being boring way too padded
with dialogue and worst of all claiming to be epic tale of bird dialogue and worst of all claiming to be epic tale of bird bird
Warfare I Read This Book Since My Younger Brother Owns I ead this book since my younger brother owns It s simplistic vocabulary is for the younger generation and I enjoyed it for a simple uick eading I don t see the point in ating it based on other mature books since it was written for the teens and below Besides my brother eally enjoyed eading it Ragtag is a swallow living in Boston His mother is the epresentative of the swallows to the city wide bird government The Feathered Alliance The city is being attacked by the Raptors an alliance of falcons hawks an Recommend to fans of The Guardians of GaHoole and Warriors series The battles between the Feathered Alliance and the Bird of Prey are fast paced Ragtag is a young sparrow who is continuously ignored and put down so is somewhat withdrawn from the politics and old ways of the Feathered Alliance but demonstrates his leadership and ingenuity as he attempts to save the city of Boston from being taken over by aptorsI love the eferences to the human. Tors Soon the Talon Empire and the Feathered Alliance are at war and as the battle ensues an unlikely hero emerges to defend his home a young swallow named Ragtag. ,
I picked up this book thinking it would be a cheesy okay ead to pass the time but once I started eading it I found out that I was pleasantly surprised Of course depending on what your expectations are for what makes an enjoyable ead your mileage may varyThis book is about a bird war The basic premise is that there is a bird alliance of city birds sparrows pigeons crows etc who suddenly find their territory contested by a group of predatory birds hawks falcons etc who have been displaced from their forest home by human expansion The birds talk to each other they are not mutant birds or highly evolved the birds only understand each other and there is no communicating with other animals or humans and they plot and plan struggling how to survive this intrusion and maintain their way of life This is the classic many times told story of an underdog taking on a great enemy where a strong leader is emoved and another seemingly at first unlikely hero ises to take their place There was a lot of things that I enjoy in an epic story great battles there are plenty of aerial dog fights in this one death and sacrifice for a cause betrayal and edemption and findingrecognizing strength in yourself and others The author tries to elay some of the things humans do and the human environment from a bird s perspective and I enjoyed how the birds interact with these things based on their understanding Another thing I liked was that each chapter has art depicting one of the named birds so you have a visual eference on how a Cardinal Swallow Osprey and such look like So enjoy this for what it is or don t I m glad that I found this book discard in a book give away bin Man I was so excited about this book when I saw the cover but there is eason they tell you not to judge a book that way The plot there is eason they tell you not to judge a book that way The plot fine a tiny swallow ends up being the key figure in a a war between Boston s songbirds and an invading group of aptors The book flap describes it as a e imagining of the classic hero story set in the city of BostonWhat went wrong First of all I think I can count on two hands the number of
adjectives in the book Everything is driven by dialogue with some action thrown in between in the book Everything is driven by dialogue with some action thrown in between think it s trying to
be fast paced but it just comes across as lacking For a book with all birds as characters we fast paced but it just comes across as lacking For a book with all birds as characters we very little about the types of birds portrayed There are pictures of the different types of birds at the head of each chapter but no key to the pictures and no descriptions within the book If you don t already know what they all look like you are going to have to find out for yourselfLastly the names just drove me crazy Half of them a taken from Norse mythology and half are just andom words or a combination of lettersif you know a kid already obsessed with birds this is probably a great book but otherwise it s for the birds Yuk yuk WOW Just WowSo We have Boston as the setting for an epic feathered battle a whole flock of characters and loads of problems being thrown at our feathery friends When the Talon Empire is forced from their homes they decide to move to the city where the Feathered Alliance had kept to themselves so far but the two groups can t seem to be able to live together peacefully Ragtag a plucky little. Warring birds battle over the city of Boston in an action packed fantasyIn this engrossing story for older middle graders hundreds of birds of prey have been driv.