eBook Yoss download

by Odo Hirsch

eBook Yoss download ISBN: 0385731876
Author: Odo Hirsch
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (September 14, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1489 kb
Fb2: 1973 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life

Odo Hirsch was born and grew up in Melbourne, where he trained to be a doctor.

TOWNS SWALLOW MEN up, Yoss. Odo Hirsch was born and grew up in Melbourne, where he trained to be a doctor. He now lives in London and writes excellent books that are published not only in Australia but also in the US, UK, Netherlands, Korea, Germany, and Italy. Mor. rivia About Yoss.

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TOWNS SWALLOW MEN up, Yoss. From a village high up in the mountains, a young man sets out to encounter the world. On the plain below, a town sweats with schemes and deceptions.

Odo Hirsch (born 1962) is the pen name of David Kausman, an Australian author of children's books. He was born in Melbourne, where he trained to be a doctor, but moved to London, where he currently lives. After working as a doctor in both Melbourne and London, he joined Amnesty International, where he reported on torture victims and examined hospital conditions in Eastern Europe. After doing a master's degree in political thought at Cambridge University, he joined McKinsey & Company in 1997

October 2003 : UK Paperback.

In this wonderful sequel to 2010 CBCA Children's Book of the Year award winner Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool, Darius and his friends solve a new problem - the disappearance of bees - and help their class win the Mayor's Prize! The bees on the Bell estate are dying. A young queen who rules seven kingdoms is far too busy and important to leave her palace, so her loyal subjects send gifts from far and wide: monkeys, flamingoes, giraffes, exotic fruits. But the thing she longs for most of all has never survived the journey. Who can bring the Queen her heart's desire?

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2 Total Resources 5 Books. Books by Odo Hirsch 5. Sort by. Number of Resources Number of Awards Book Title Year Published Word Count Reading Level: ATOS® Reading Level: Lexile®. Browse books by Odo Hirsch. Bartlett and the City of Flames. by Odo Hirsch and Andrew McLean. Darius and the Crystal Bees.

Eventually, Yoss returns to his garden, er, village, his innate innocence roughed up but still essentially intact. Wordy, slow to develop, populated by complex but not compelling characters, and set, mostly, in a grungy, generic European town, this provides plenty of grist for literary analysts, but will disappoint young readers hoping for another sparkler like Hazel Green (2003) or Bartlett and the City of Flames (2003).

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“TOWNS SWALLOW MEN up, Yoss. They’re hungry. People disappear into them and are never heard from again.”From an idyllic village high in the mountains, a boy of 14 sets out to encounter the world. On the plain below, a town sweats with schemes and deceptions. Merchant, mistress, trickster, thief—many are drawn to this innocent newcomer. But all who seek to possess him will pay a price.Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards’ Shortlist for YA
Comments: (4)
Love this book, and hope to see it as a film one day.
By Odo Hirsch

I have read a lot of books that take place in ancient times, have strange and magical plots, and they usually entertain me the whole time I'm reading them. Sadly Yoss is another story. With a plot that could use some work, and false descriptive statements that get you exited over nothing.

On the front of the book you'll notice the statement "An extravagant, haunting novel by Odo Hirsch". That statement is one the main factors to why I picked up that book. During the beginning of the book it was kind of boring, but we all know a good book does not give away the plot on the first page, so I decided to give it a chance.

Yoss is about a 14 year old boy who takes part in a ceremony at his village where he must leave the village for at least one day, and come back with something new he has learned that can help the village. During his little quest he decides to go where no villager has reportedly gone before. He runs into two "travelers" that befriend him in a way, and that is just about where Yoss' adventure begins.

I had to use quite a bit of my own imagination to picture the environment that the author tried to create. If it weren't for my imagination this book would have been very strange and boring.

I would give Odo Hirsch a second chance considering the fact that this is his first book that should have appealed to older kids, maybe he still has to get a feel for this style of writing.(...)
This is an awesome book about a guy that goes on this trip to this weird city. I really liked it. It's suspensful and exciting. 5 stars!
My kids are still pretty little, and when I take away their privileges for some infraction, and they cry and I comfort them, sometimes I tell them that there are many worse things you can lose than an extra half-hour of playtime. Making right choices is important. And in their youth and inexperience, they don't know what they have that they could lose.

And that's where I start from with Yoss.

This book begins with a coming-of-age ritual in Yoss's village, a manhood ceremony. Yoss is just turning fourteen, and he walks away from the village determined to find something of value and bring it back. Within the first few chapters, he begins to understand the scope of the world outside the secluded mountains where he has grown up, and he walks on with a mixture of anticipation and wonderment.

The book quickly turns into a cautionary tale, as Yoss encounters two outlaws who spare his life but use him wickedly in their schemes. Captured, sold into slavery, mystified at the course his life has taken, and still wondering what he will bring back to the villagers, he impresses those around him with his willingness, his hard work, and his innocence.

Until the last few chapters of the book, I thought this was going to be a parallel of the Old Testament Joseph story -- a young man deceived and enslaved who makes good; in the end, becoming a wellspring of safety, security, wealth, and forgiveness for others.

Yoss does not end that way. In fact, the book is so inconclusive that I dropped my rating from the five stars which the writing and the characterization should have earned, to three stars. I think I'm just wistful for the ending this book might have had.

This is my second Odo Hirsch book (I really liked Bartlett and the Ice Voyage). I would certainly recommend it for young readers (early teens or matures tweens), but I think parents should read it too, so they can maybe work on alternate endings with their kids.