Joy Aiken Smith Solo's Journey

ISBN 13: 9780399133213

Solo's Journey

4.19 avg rating
( 139 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780399133213: Solo's Journey
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When their homes are threatened by the Owners, the Quorum cats decide to follow their leader, Solo, and find a new home free of human influence

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

The territory held by old feline warrior Dom Bryndle, called a Quorum, is home to a well-disciplined tribe of feral stray catsand one wet-bottomed kitten named Solo. On the other side of the Great Fence live the Owners, a carelessly cruel breed useful mainly for the "grail" they discard, for the ferals have forgotten the ways of wild cats and come to depend on the Owners for survival. Solo feels the tug of the old ways, and heeding the voice that speaks within him, he reluctantly accepts the mantle of leadership. After saving his fellow Quorum members from the final depredations of the Owners, he leads them on a perilous journey to a promised land where all can live free and wild. Although it clearly follows in the footsteps of Watership Down, this slim first novel is so syrupy-sweet as to be almost indigestible. Aiken develops an imaginative language for her characters to speak, but stops short before creating an equally clever animal society, relying instead on a model that comes uncomfortably close to America in the 1950s.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

Barely out of kittenhood, Solo emerges to lead his pack of feral cats on a trek from their home near the Great Fence to a place of safety far from the dangers and temptations of the beings known as Owners. Less buoyant than Tad Williams's Tailchaser's Song (LJ 11/15/85), this cat fantasyAiken's first novelnevertheless captures the same range of emotions and charm as Richard Adams's now-classic Watership Down and should appeal to fans of both books. JC
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780586206867: Solo's Journey

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0586206868 ISBN 13:  9780586206867
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 1990
Softcover

9780370312385: Solo's Journey

The Bo..., 1988
Hardcover

9781555046811: Solo's journey

J. Curley, 1988
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Smith, Joy Aiken
Published by Putnam Adult (1987)
ISBN 10: 0399133216 ISBN 13: 9780399133213
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Putnam Adult, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110399133216

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 70.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Joy Aiken Smith
ISBN 10: 0399133216 ISBN 13: 9780399133213
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # E-0399133216

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Joy Aiken Smith
Published by Putnam Adult (1987)
ISBN 10: 0399133216 ISBN 13: 9780399133213
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Putnam Adult, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0399133216

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 100.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds