Wild Born (Spirit Animals Series #1)

Wild Born (Spirit Animals Series #1)

by Brandon Mull

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Overview


#1 New York Times bestseller Brandon Mull launches Scholastic's brand-new multiplatform phenomenon.

Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed forever.

Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers . . . and on you.

Part engrossing book series, part action role-playing game - discover your spirit animal and join the adventure in Fall 2013.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545602709
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Series: Spirit Animals Series , #1
Edition description: Audio Library
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Brandon Mull is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. As a kid, he had a dog, a cat, a horse, some goldfish (won at a school carnival), and briefly a tarantula (captured in his neighborhood). He now lives in Utah with his wife, four kids, and the family dog. Learn more about him at brandonmull.com.

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Wild Born (Spirit Animals Book 1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 139 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed Brandon Mull's books and have read the entire Fablehaven series twice recently! When I saw the author of this book and read the description, i was automatically attracted to this book. Brandon Mull is a fantaatic author, and although I have not read this book, I fully and completely recomend thi book to all those Fablehaven/Brandon Mull fans or ayone who loves adventure, heroism, protection, and crazy plot twists that will kee you on the edge of your seat, turning pages, and hoping for more! I recomnd all of Brandon Mull's books to anyone who enjoys this book! (I also recomen any of Rick Riord's books to thise who love Brandon Mull's!!) I wish you happy reading!
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
It was the day that Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan turned 11. Four kids from lands far apart from each other all turning 11 on the same day. Not really a big deal right? Wrong! When a child turns 11 in the world of Erdas they get a chance to summon a spirit animal. If they are meant to have a spirit animal, it comes out of nowhere and forms a bond with the child forever. The bond gives the child and animal great powers. These four kids summon the great legendary animals that were killed in battle – Briggan the Wolf, Uraza the Leopard, Jhi the Panda and Essix the Falcon. Together the four children and their Spirit Animals must stop the evil Devourer from destroying Erdas before it is too late! When I first read about this new series by Scholastic I thought, “Okay so they are making another 39 Clues type series” (series of books written by different authors). When I read further I saw it was Brandon Mull (author of the Fablehaven and The Beyonders series) who was writing the first book (that got my interest). Brandon Mull is a great fantasy author. The books of his I’ve read gets me totally involved in the story. The Spirit Animals series is a fantasy series and Mr. Mull’s book in the series was the perfect start. I love his style of adding a bit of humor (like Conor is a sheep-herder and his Spirit Animal is a wolf – HA!) to a whole lot of action. The world of Erdas is described well and I liked learning about the new characters and their Spirit Animals. Conor was my favorite character in this book. I think fans of The 39 Clues and fantasy books will love Wild Born, Book 1 of Spirit Animals! *NOTE* I got an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing and very interesting to read. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book you should totally read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looooooooooooove this book sooooooooo much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like animals adventure and fun then this is the book for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book and and I liked the plot. It had a very good ending. My only problem was that it was kind of short. But it was meant to be short because scholastic based series like spirit animals,the 39 clues,and infinity ring are made to be pretty quick reads with a good plot and a great story line. I advise peaple who have not read the story to not read any further because the rest of the review has a few spoilers in it. If you noticed the kids are mature for their age even though they are only eleven and some of them almost twelve years old. Like Meilin is a good fighter and she is strong,serious,and warlike. Conner is hardworking and he is loyal, kind and would do anything for his family. Abeke pronounced as( ab-eh-kay believe me I know because my family is african american) is athletic,fast,and a good companion. Rollan is goofy,but he can be serious when needed,he helps when there is tension in the group. If you notice there spirit animals are based on what they need to be. Like Meilin's spirit animal Jhi is calm and takes the time to think and use wisdom and strategy unlike Meilin who rushes into things and acts mainly on emotion even though she is clever. Conner is shy and unsure of hiself even though he has the potential to be a leader. While Briggan his spirit animal is more confident and does what has to be done on leaderly instinct. Abeke has self doubt and doesn't always trust her own abilities. While Uraza is calm and cool and is always sure of her abilities. Rollan like Meilin can be too hot headed and relies mainly on his emotion and thinks things through even less then Meilin. Their spirit animals balence them out and are what their human friends are meant to become. Written by blacksparrow87 a kid that loves to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is my life i love it so much that i bought every book i could get every book in the series so please read the book if hate reading i hate reading but this book might help me change what i think of this book so make more of this series please•••••; )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so insteresting I could not get my eyes of of it! P.S I read the book in 3and a half days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. The characters are intriguing. I didn't realize more books were out and that they were written by different authors. Can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! If you have read fablehaven and you like animals then you would like this to!Brandon Mull is an awesome writer.I looked this online and found out how many books are in the series and there are 7 books all together I wish all the books were out allready to buy. I also found out that he is making a new series called five kingdoms I really want to read all his new seires even though they are not out yet at least there is wild born,spirit animals.....IM GOING NUTS BECAUSE I WANT THE NEXT ONE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is the best because it is so cool how the 11 year olk kids drink the nectar of ninani and than there is a flash of light than the animals appear. Than they get to fight to save the world. Don't you think this is the best book because of my short discription?
Anonymous 9 months ago
Sorry this has nothing to do with the book but the nook needs a chat.
alyssama121 More than 1 year ago
Wild Born is the first of a middle-grade fantasy series where at 11, children drink nectar to see if they can call a spirit animal to be their companion. At the start of the story, however, children start calling The Great Beasts, who are more than just spirit animals. They were the original warriors in a battle that happened long ago to protect the world from evil. It looks as though that dark force is rising up and this group of children have to band together to stop it once again. I was not expecting to like this book as much as it did. I thought it’d be a quick read, a nice palette cleanser before I went off to a more serious/interesting book. I was completely surprised by how much I enjoyed myself. While it was a quick read, Mull expertly set up the fantasy world; it is at once complex and easily understood. The magic system is interesting and I’m looking forward to learning more about it. I love the idea of a coming-of-age ritual that results in having an animal companion that boosts your skills. There is also an organization that takes in people with spirit animals commonly called “The Green Cloaks,” which supposedly helps to protect the balance of the world. The characters are each so different, and I appreciated that we were able to get each of their perspectives. It was also interesting to have one character be recruited for the “other” side so that we got an inside look of that. Each character is so relatable and awesome; I only was irritated by one character, but I was still interested in her story, so it didn’t take me out of the story too much; I’m excited to see them work together more, so we can see how their strengths interact with each other. What’s interesting about this series is that a different author writes each book, so Maggie Stiefvater wrote the second one. I’m a bit hesitant, because this one was so good, so I wonder how the style will differ, but I’m looking forward to returning to Erdas and reading more about the characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am still thouruohly depressed that barlow diew
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT book!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but i dont like how Abeke is with the conquerors but then joind the green cloaks the rest are better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AWSOME.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Spirit Animal Book 1 - Wild Born Author: Brandon Mull Published: 9-10-13 Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Pages: 217 Genre: Children's Fiction Sub Genre: Action & Adventure; Animals; Fantasy & Magic ISBN: 9780545522434 ASIN: B00C2YWISY Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 5 Stars . At the age of 11, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are among all the eleven year old children of Erdas who are gathered for the ceremony that would determine if any among them are connected to a spirit animal. A rare circumstance but considered a blessing and a destiny. After drinking the brew they are all given there are four flashes of light, from which emerge, Briggan a wolf, Uraza a leopard, Jhi a panda and Essix a falcon. The four most powerful legendary spirit animals ever known. They are the ones form history who sacrificed everything to save the people, animals and land from evil. Now Evil has returned in the form of Destroyer and his followers. Now the four, strangers to each other must learn how to connect with their spirit animals, control the powers they have been given by them and work together to find the talismans and stay alive and ahead of those who pursue them. A wonderful new series that takes its readers on a journey through fantasy and invites them to join in the search for a way to defeat a powerful evil and find their own animal spirit. Each book is written by a different author, but each continues where the previous one leaves off. Book one takes place in Erdas, a mythical land with a rich history and mystic ways. The first part of the book lays the ground work for the series, and explain the character's personalities and histories. Once this is completed , the story takes off and moves quickly into the action and adventure. A clever story basis that will grab the readers and have them begging for more. My rating is 5 out of stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked how it left you in suspense at the end
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really?!?! A sample? Get the actual book. The whole book is better than a sample. So no matter what, GET BUY THE BOOK!!!