First Test - Protector of the Small 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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    In First Test, the main character, Kel, decides to be a page but finds out she has to be on probation. Kel tries her best to succeed. After she goes on a hunt for spidrens, magical beings, she finds out she has passed the first test and can come back again.
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The review of this Book prepared by Megam M

Lord Wyldon, training overseer for Tortall's knights-in-training, has always been opposed to the law that girls may train as knights. But when a girl actually submits for training, he is furious. Keladry of Mindelan must go through the ordeal of knight training and prejudice from the boys to gain friends and become a Lady Knight, but how can she prove herself when she is on a year's probation under Wyldon's nose?
The review of this Book prepared by CoolPD

For ten years girls have been invited to train toward becoming a knight. When a young girl finally applies, she is put on a years probation, and survives prejudice and pranks from the other page trainees with spirit and intelligence.
The review of this Book prepared by carol dunkerley

A young girl undertakes a probationary period to become a knight. In a world that now have many monsters, it's a hard life to try for. Yet, with her friends, she has a chance.
The review of this Book prepared by Jennifer

Like the Lioness quartet this book takes place in Tortall. King Jonathon is now allowing girls to train as Knights, but requires them to go through one year of probation to stay at the castle and train. This story tells how Kel goes through in her first year in training and her probation.
The review of this Book prepared by Jessica

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 42%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   great warrior Training/Apprent.    -   Yes Working up the ranks of...    -   armed forces Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   humans in a contemporary society    -   very controlled society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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