A classic alien trilogy is repackaged. As his 13th birthday approaches, Will Parker expects to attend his Capping ceremony and become connected to the TripodsNhuge three-legged machinesNthat control all of Earth. But after an encounter with a strange homeless man, Will sets out for the White Mountains, where people are said to be free from the ...
A classic alien trilogy is repackaged. As his 13th birthday approaches, Will Parker expects to attend his Capping ceremony and become connected to the TripodsNhuge three-legged machinesNthat control all of Earth. But after an encounter with a strange homeless man, Will sets out for the White Mountains, where people are said to be free from the control of the Tripods.
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This is a great sci-fi trilogy for all ages. I first read it when I was 12, and at 45 years old, its still one of my favorite stories.
Oct 15, 2009
Read it to your 4th or 5th grader!
I remember this book from my childhood opening a door to the world of science fiction in a way I never imagined. I wanted to do the same for my own children -- now in 4th and 5th grade -- and read it aloud to them. We did an oral version of not putting it down, reading it in two days. My wife enjoyed it too, so much so that we did an extra loop driving around the airport so she could hear the end before her trip.
The book is very well written, with a number of surprises. I imagine older children would enjoy it too.
Jun 14, 2007
The first book is the worst of the series. The only good part is when the child blows up the tripod.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-01-27 Now in 35th-anniversary editions, John Christopher's Tripod trilogy, about a race of three-legged machines who rule the planet, appears with a new introduction from the author and revised texts. The White Mountains introduces 13-year-old Will as he flees the capping ceremony, a rite of passage in which the Tripods enslave their subjects by fitting them with metal headgear, and heads to Switzerland's White Mountains in search of the world's only remaining community of free people. The follow-up, The City of Gold and Lead, finds Will and friends living in Switzerland and training to overthrow the Tripods. But he must travel to the City of the Tripods, from which few return, to acquire vital information. In the final installment, The Pool of Fire, Will and friends fight against time to defend the human race from extinction, the end result of the Tripods' scheme. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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