- By Katy Huth Jones

Leandra's Enchanted Flute

  • Title: Leandra's Enchanted Flute
  • Author: Katy Huth Jones
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Leandra s Enchanted Flute Fourteen year old flutist Lee Ann Graves is a survivor she has beaten cancer But her greatest battle is yet to come The Carolina wren who has sung outside her window during the long weeks of chemother

    Fourteen year old flutist Lee Ann Graves is a survivor she has beaten cancer But her greatest battle is yet to come The Carolina wren who has sung outside her window during the long weeks of chemotherapy reveals himself as Songcatcher He knows Lee Ann s real name is Leandra, and he transports her and her flute to a magical world that is dying because of a growing worldFourteen year old flutist Lee Ann Graves is a survivor she has beaten cancer But her greatest battle is yet to come The Carolina wren who has sung outside her window during the long weeks of chemotherapy reveals himself as Songcatcher He knows Lee Ann s real name is Leandra, and he transports her and her flute to a magical world that is dying because of a growing world wide canker Leandra is restored to health and her flute transformed by what magic is left in the world But as she searches for the source of the canker, the malignant forces take their toll, not only on the land, but on Leandra s physical and mental well being With the help of Songcatcher, other bird friends, and a very human prince, Leandra must find a way to heal the land she has learned to love before it is too late.

    1 thought on “Leandra's Enchanted Flute

    1. As a writer and fan of Middle Grade fiction, I fond myself to be pretty picky when it comes to books geared toward this age group. But Katy Huth Jones has it right in this book.Lee Ann has been fighting cancer, the same disease that took the life of her mother. She's won one battle, but is unsure if she's beaten the disease for good.Lee Ann loves to play the flute, and she loves birds. She is taken on an amazing journey by a Carolina wren who's been singing outside her window.I love the magical [...]

    2. Leandra's Enchanted Flute By Katy Huth Jones is an engaging and fun read for both children and adults.Leandra (Lee Ann) has just finished her last round of chemotherapy and is in remission from lymphoma. For now, she is doing well. Her mother had died from cancer, leaving Leandra to be raised by her single grandmother.While resting one afternoon, Leandra is visited by a song bird (Songcatcher) who speaks to her. The bird knows her name and knows many things about her. With a little prodding, Lea [...]

    3. ABHA'S REVIEWSometimes the magic lies within.This is a fantasy tale filled with talking birds an enchanted flute and a world that is dying. The main character Lee Ann (Leandra) has just survived chemo and her cancer is in remission when she gets called into this world. This is an easy story to follow for the young readers. What I like about the book is how it compares cancer to things tweens or teenagers could relate to. The story itself is absorbing and the characters are interesting. I like th [...]

    4. Leandra’s Enchanted Flute is one of the most unique stories I have read for some time. It is the kind of story that could be turned into an enchanting BBC special for children or any young of heart lover of sweet fantasy. Leandra and her flute are chosen to join a prince and some talking birds in a quest to heal a world that has been blighted. Leandra is specially chosen to journey to Finian Jahndra because she has fought and won a battle with cancer on earth. Leandra has a spiritual connectio [...]

    5. So much action, so well-written, a gem of a book!I cannot begin to describe just how awesome this book is. But I will try so you grab it right now. It hooks you from page one and doesn't let go. The writing is impeccable, and the descriptions make you feel as if you're right there with Leandra. For example, I have never ridden on a giant eagle, but the way Huth Jones describes it made me feel as if I too were up in the air with Leandra. I loved how each chapter was just the right length. It neve [...]

    6. This is a lovely and enchanting story about a teenage girl recovering from cancer who is transported into a magical world where birds talk, the breeze smells like chocolate and she can heal with her flute playing. I really enjoyed reading this book because it is so positive and charming that you can't help but fall under its spell. There is more than a hint of CS Lewis, of stepping into a magical realm, but that isn't a bad thing. There is enough originality to the story for it to not be boring [...]

    7. Portions of this book made me feel as if I were watching a Disney cartoon, especially the talking birds. Groundeater, the Ostrich, was hilarious. I loved the imagination of the world and the characters. My only complaint is that I wanted more history/theology/mythology behind the blight. It was closely paralleled to the main character's cancer, which I liked, but it did make for a very faceless villain. I was kind of expecting there to be more of an explanation, which might've been the point, th [...]

    8. This is a delightful and surprising volume. It follows the journey of a young teen that is struggling to battle against cancer into a journey of adventure and excitement that strangely mimics her own life. As a young musician, her disease has taken away the pleasure of playing with the band at school. When she takes her flute with her on the journey, it becomes enchanted and turns out to be a surprisingly effective weapon against the canker threatening to destroy the world she has traveled to. J [...]

    9. An enchanting read for middle grades and older, which tells a beautiful and ultimately moving allegorical tale of Leandra, a child suffering from cancer. Themes of courage, friendship and overcoming obstacles abound, while the treatment of cancer itself is sensitively dealt with, without shirking from the hard realities. My 10 year-old girl recommends it as 'a fantastic read' and I concur.

    10. Leandra's Enchanted Flute by Katy Huth Jones surprised me! It is a unique story written in a tone similar to many Native American tales. You learn right away in this book that cancer is a hard-to-beat villain, but the main character is no pushover. This fantastical adventure is a unique read, especially for young people battling this terrible monster.

    11. An absolutely enchanting tale that drags you in takes you on a journey through a parallel cancerous world that mirrors brilliantly so many real-world things. The characters are captivating, and Leandra is so easy to connect to that the pages pass by in a haze. An excellent read on so many levels.

    12. This book was so different from anything I read, it was a magical little realm full of enchanted birds.Leandra who is fighting cancer is transported to a magical world which is in need of her help.A wonderful read, I recommended it to my daughter. Just lovely.

    13. I really love Katy's writing style. It is seamless. Her characters are wonderful, and the allegory was very satisfying. Great book.

    14. Lee Ann is a teen who lives with her grandmother in Texas. She’s a flute player in her band at school along with her best friend, Bethany. But Lee Ann isn’t your typical teen: she is in remission from cancer.Resting at home one day in her room, she plays her flute. Her avian companion is a Carolina wren that has been singing outside her bedroom window all summer. To her surprise, the wren mimics her song and hops onto her windowsill. But when the wren speaks to her, knows that her real name [...]

    15. A fun, short story about a girl who's coming to the end of her battle with cancer(for now) and is suddenly swept off to another world.Now, I've never had cancer, so I can't say 100% for sure, but from what I've heard from friends and family on how cancer effects(effected) them or people close to them, Jones did an excellent job of showing all of the emotional and physical struggles that go along with cancer.Leandra is temporarily restored to full health in the fantasy realm where birds abound! B [...]

    16. Uplifting tale of fighting overwhelming circumstances Magic and music. Leandra is fighting cancer in the real world when she gets swept off to a different world to save it from the canker.

    17. A mix of soft sadness, inspiration, and sweetness. Some parts were icky but I'm glad I made it through them to the end. My favorite character was Songcatcher, the wren who was sassy, cute, and strong. I recommend listening to flute music while reading this.

    18. I'm not a fantasy book lover, but had to read this because Katy is a friend of mine. I loved the structure of the book and definitely the vocabulary.

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