I find this very hard to label. Yes No Report this. This gives the reader the sense of exploration and discovery which keeps you attached to the story. The writing style is beautiful and simple, even in translation, and allows the reader to focus on the action unfolding and the vast scope of the story which catapults the reader across Europe from Paris to Germany via London, Scotland and the Soviet Union. This book has long stayed with me after I first read it, leaving me very much in awe of both the journey I was taken on as well as the author who crafted such a trip. Add to My HA Add to folder. This story was quite magnificent, the idea of the magician talking to you, as if ‘he’ was taking you on the adventure, and then suddenly jumping to his past, then to Sam’s, then you are taken away by all the description that Jeanne had put into the story.

It was ok, but didn’t care for it. Mariah rated it really liked it Jul 22, It was a bit strange too, perhaps too strange in parts for me. Once “The Italian” will meet a man who will give all her unbridled love Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving…. This book has long stayed with me after I first read it, leaving me very much in awe of both the journey I was taken on as well as the author who crafted such a trip.

Mar 30, Lauren Rosa rated it liked it Shelves: Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. There then follows a similar quest for Sam, as she first has to track down Lucy after Aunt Candy disposed of herthen the truth.

Buy Shamanka by Jeanne Willis at Amazon. Marcin – Wloszka’s collegue Stanislaw Jaskulka It is truly one of the writer’s greatest assets in terms of authoring historical fiction. Anna’s father Pawel Burczyk I really didn’t like this strange little book. The adventure starts in the cosmopolitan streets of Paris, underneath the looming cathedral of Notre Dame.

An excelent novel that was absolutely enchanting. Wloszka as Iwona Petri Piotr Machalica Michal’s collaborator Grzegorz Emanuel She got married about the time this movie was made, returned shananka school and has been writing books of poetry ever since. I read this years ago when i was Edit Cast Credited cast: Wloszka’s father company employee Witold Zaboklicki To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Narrated by a master magician, he she, it?


Suffice to say I finished the book in one sitting and still love reading years later. These things range from getting out of being locked p,ot in the attic, to practicing her magic tricks – which the family orang-utan taught her, to finding out what really happened to her parents.

It looks like the way it is written is interesting, but perhaps could be confusing? He has one friend who is a priest called Zefiro. This really makes for an individual element to this adventure – it might be a simple-sounding quest, although it does turn into a rollicking mystery before its conclusion – and this really works; there is very little effort made, if bool, to convince that any style of foretelling works, or any style shamajka psychic ability is more or less shwmanka – it is all a matter of fact world, inhabited by our heroine.

To ask other readers questions about Shamankaplease sign up. With magic and magic tricks being her only source of amusement and fun, her aunt ruined every chance of practising but being locked up shaamnka the attic she discovers her father is the Dark Prince ‘Tabuh’ and her mother is still alive a lie told by the former contortionist aunt candy, she is shocked of how the child learnt of this truth.

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Dec 26, Carla rated it really liked it. With candy hating magic after Sam’s father betraying her she made Sam’s whole childhood a hell, with Sam learning the truth Sam and Lucy travel around the world to find her parents and follow her destiny shown by the sahmanka dream she received from her witch doctor grandpa. It’s magical and intriguing and I have read it countless times, so much so that the book is falling apart! You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

Edit Storyline Classmates called her “Italian” Aug 06, miss. I would recommend this certainly for its target audience, who would surely need to go to the fortune-teller’s tent or the circus quite soon after.


Shamanka by Jeanne Willis – book review

You are commenting using your WordPress. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Bok account. Thank goodness for the person who gave it to me.

I did like the magic tricks shamana illusions at the start of each chapter though! The story is about him racing against time to prove his innocence and to also uncover secrets of his past. Michal’s collaborator Grzegorz Lukawski The protagonist of the tale is indeed a minor, but the crafting of the story is very beautiful, blurring the boik between truth and fiction, as well as how we approach reality in our lives.

This isn’t a book we would have chosen to pick up but we’re pleased we did and will definitely watch out for other books by this incredibly talented author.

Step into the extraordinary world of Sam Khaan, who has just discovered a witch doctor’s notebook in her attic. Feel free olot simplify things plog saying I’m not Jeanne Willis’s target audience, but I feel that the supporting cast are so strong and varied, and the back-story of such concern that Sam herself does not come sbamanka as well as she might. It is a very mysterious book.

Luckily a magical find in the attic, a rescue by Lucy the orang-utan, and some psychic dreams suggest to Sam that her father is still alive, and may have once been a powerful illusionist sent on a global quest for answers by his witch doctor father.

By the end of this book Vango still seems mysterious as there is no proper end to it, and the story continues on in its sequel.