Free Read [Ebooks Book] ¾ Kokopelli's Flute - by Will Hobbs õ

By Will Hobbs | Comments: ( 264 ) | Date: ( Apr 08, 2020 )

THE MAGIC HAD ALWAYS BEEN THERE Tep Jones has always felt the magic of Picture House, an Anasazi cliff dwelling near the seed farm where he lives with his parents But he could never have imagined what would happen to him on the night of a lunar eclipse, when he finds a bone flute left behind by grave robbers Tep falls under the spell of a powerful ancient magic that trTHE MAGIC HAD ALWAYS BEEN THERE Tep Jones has always felt the magic of Picture House, an Anasazi cliff dwelling near the seed farm where he lives with his parents But he could never have imagined what would happen to him on the night of a lunar eclipse, when he finds a bone flute left behind by grave robbers Tep falls under the spell of a powerful ancient magic that traps him at night in the body of an animal Only by unraveling the mysteries of Picture House can Tep save himself and his desperately ill mother Does the enigmatic old Indian who calls himself Cricket hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the past And can Tep find the answers in time

  • Title: Kokopelli's Flute
  • Author: Will Hobbs
  • ISBN: 9781416902508
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Will Hobbs

WILL HOBBS is the author of seventeen novels for upper elementary, middle school and young adult readers, as well as two picture book stories Seven of his novels, Bearstone, Downriver, The Big Wander, Beardance, Far North, The Maze, and Jason s Gold, were named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association ALA also named Far North and Downriver to their list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Centrury Ghost Canoe received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1998 for Best Young Adult Mystery In outdoor stories that appeal to both boys and girls, Hobbs has readers discovering wild places, sharing adventures with people from varied backgrounds, and exploring how to make important choices in their own lives A graduate of Stanford University and former reading and language arts teacher, Will has been a full time writer since 1990 He lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado Will s books have won many other awards, including the California Young Reader Medal, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, the Colorado Book Award, and nominations to state award lists in over thirty states.

Comments Kokopelli's Flute

  • Kane Fedde

    I remember in fourth grade my teacher read this to the class, but I didn't remember much about it. I'm very glad I picked it up again. A fantastic adventure filled with interesting plot and a great main character!

  • Joseph

    This was a very easy book to read with a great story. I like how Will Hobbs made a story based around real places and Native American mythology. Kokopelli's Flute is a great book.

  • Gilligan

    I think this book was really good. I thought that kokopelie was a made up character until recently. Also it really surprised me when there were two kokopelies.

  • Pamela

    Tepary (Tep) Jones is not your average 13-year old. For one, he's named after a bean (and refers to himself as 'The Human Bean'). His parents own a Seed Farm, where college students work for credit, and they send seeds for planting all over the world. Tep's best friend is a dog named Dusty. Oh and he turns into a pack rat every night. When Tep finds a flute made out of eagle bone at the ancient Picture House, he tries to play a few notes. Big mistake. Playing the flute makes him a 'changeling' h [...]

  • Cathy Cole

    Many many moons ago, I used to be in charge of the children's section of our village library. I occasionally like to pick up a middle grade or young adult mystery to take a look at what's available for younger readers now, and I have to admit that I'm glad I chose Kokopelli's Flute. Will Hobbs has written an adventure that kept me hooked from first page to last. First of all, there's the idyllic (to me) setting: the Seed Farm in the New Mexico section of the Four Corners, within walking distance [...]

  • Marika Gillis

    This is a Battle of the Books book (or at least it was last year) and I am anxious to read all the books on the Battle of the Books list. This one was terrific!Kokopelli is the Indian name of the magical person who brought seeds from one Hopi village to another in ancient times. The legend of Kokopelli is held sacred by Tepary Jones and his parents as they raise crops on their dryland seed farm, caring for the plants and selling the seeds in their catalog. When Tepary hikes to Picture House, an [...]

  • Zach

    In this book, Tepary Jones turns into a magical packrat, all from using Kokopeli's magical flute. This story takes place in modern day New Mexico. It all happens when Tepary wants to watch the eclipse in in the picture house, an old ruin made by the original americans. Tomb raiders were digging throughout the graves while Tepary and his dog hide in the back un noticed. When they leave Tepary finds a magic flute originally from a shaman, that the tomb raiders left behind. But little did he know, [...]

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    Mythical…Magical…EnchantingTepary Jones goes to Picture House, an Anazasi ruin, to watch the lunar eclipse. His vigil is interrupted by pothunters desecrating a medicine man’s grave. Tepary scares them away with burning tumbleweed and finds the eagle-bone flute they dropped during their escape. Tepary plays the flute while a bushy-tailed woodrat watches. Later, at home, Tepary changes into a woodrat. This transformation continues to occur every night so Tepary sleeps by Picture House to pr [...]

  • Melissa

    I think of Hobbs as an adventure writer, but this particular story was not quite as suspenseful as some of his other stories. The main character, Tepary, witnesses thieves stealing artifacts from an old Native American site. He finds a flute which he blows that turns him into a bushy tailed wood rat every night around sundown. Besides dealing with his new dual nature, which he has to overcome in order to keep himself from eating away at his father's farm, he must stop the pot hunters, get ancien [...]

  • Heidi

    Tepary, Tep for short was named for a variety of dryland bean raised by his parents in Southwest Colorado. Tep is an only child and has a lot of time to go exploring on his own. Some of his favorite places are the Anasazi ruins near his home. One day, he finds that one of these sites has been plundered by grave robbers, leaving a hole in a burial. Tep spies a flute in the skeleton's hands. Without thinking, he grabs it and plays it. Later that night, Tep transforms into a bushy-tailed wood rat! [...]

  • Yannik Marchand

    I like the story, there is a bit of fantasy and it is different from most other stories. I haven't read a book I can compare to this one. I don't know any other book where humans turn into animals. It's interesting to read about the people that lived there a long time ago. Some parts are a little bit strange though. There pops up a man at the seed farm who is thousands of years old. That doesn't happen often in real life. I do not recommend all people to read it, it depends on what kind of stori [...]

  • Judi Paradis

    Great adventure story for grades 4 and 5. Young Tep lives in the remote New Mexican desert with his scientist parents. While out on a hike with his dog, he encounters some "pot snatchers" who take artifacts from protected Indian sites. Tep stops them, but after they leave, he plays on a flute they've uncovered and finds that it has magic powers. Tep is now enchanted and must figure out how to release himself from this spell. Lots of information about Native American culture, environmentalism, an [...]

  • Matt

    It was just good not great. The main reason I did not readily enjoy this tale was that it did not fit the type of genre I like to read. If you are in for an adventure and a little bit of history this book may have u reading and rereading for hours. I definitely recommended this book to people who enjoy a good adventure. The story starts with a young boy who lives with his parents in New Mexico near the ancient picture house dwellings. With his explorations he begins to know the land. One day he [...]

  • Madison Straatman

    Tepary Jones, named after the bean, and his dog, Dusty, hike to the Picture House to watch the eclipse. And they get so, so much more than they had bargained for.I really liked this book, because it was interesting to read. It integrated an old legend with modern day events, with an interesting twist of events. Mysterious characters, a deadly disease, and Tep's midnight changes made me want to keep reading.

  • Rachel

    Another fantastic YA offering by Will Hobbs. It's all about a boy, whose parent's run a seed farm, who loves all things ancient. He witnesses pot-hunters raiding artifacts and finds an ancient bone flute. You'll have to read to see what happens next. What I love is that the story has a magical realism element, the character is a believable boy and Hobbs expertly weaves in ancient lore to a modern story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

  • Matt Shake

    The plot here left a lot to be desired, especially in contrast to "Crossing the Wire" which I read previously. I think this book was written about 8 years before "Crossing" and I can confidently say that Hobbs has grown a lot as a writer. Nevertheless, I did think that Hobbs' attempt at creating a modern-day Native American legend was a clever notion. But, still the writing just seemed more contrived than what I had previously experienced from Hobbs.

  • Lara

    We read this as a family. The story line was interesting and engaging but there was a lot of botanical information that most people just aren't interested in. There's a reason I failed Botany in college. I'm just not interested in it and apparently the rest of the family found it boring as well. We love Native American history and cultural learning so this book would have been much better without all the boring plant information.

  • Stephanie

    We wouldn't have read this book if we weren't New Mexicans, but I'm so glad we found this little treasure. It seems to be set in Bandelier, the National Monument set just outside Los Alamos, although the details and name are changed. The story has satisfying magic and mystery, and tons of local color.

  • Emily Larson

    This fast-paced story about a boy who becomes entangled dangerous modern-day pot-hunters and some powerful ancient magic kept me turning pages right until the end. While telling a very engaging story, Hobbs also managed to weave in some fascinating bits of woodrat ecology, American southwest history, Native American mythology, and agricultural theory. A good story with a good message.

  • Ruben Ramirez

    In my opinion, this book was ok. The way the idea of magic being in a cliff might seem strange, but it helps the main character with his family's seed farm. Although he has a curse on him, he knows what is right and that he will do what ever he can to help him and his mother. The adventure with Tep brings suspense in all kinds of ways. To me this book was not my type, but was an alright book.

  • Devon

    OMG do not read this book! It was read by THE most boring social studies teacher ever!!!! Seriously, only read this book if you like history crap. Like, this boy finds some old ruins and finds a magical flute from some old geezer. That thing turns him into a rodent. The End. OOoohh, nice story, huh? Do not read this.

  • Christy

    THE MAGIC HAD ALWAYS BEEN THERE. Tep Jones has always felt the magic of Picture House, an Anasazi cliff dwelling near the seed farm where he lives with his parents. But he could never have imagined what would happen to him on the night of a lunar eclipse, when he finds a bone flute left behind by grave robbers. Tep falls under the spell of a powerful ancient magic that tr

  • Dayna Smith

    Tepary Jones is fascinated by an ancient cliff dwelling called Picture House. One night he watches two grave robbers chip into the dwelling walls looking for priceless treasures. He scares them away and they leave behind an ancient bone flute. He knows he shouldn't keep the flute, but he does and when he puts it to his lips - the magic begins. Another Hobbs gem for boys.

  • Molly

    A favorite of mine. I first read it in the hospital in 8th grade and instantly adored it. It seems really dated in retrospect, but it was dated even when I read it (2001). It's still very good, though.

  • David

    Read this with my son and middle daughter. They dug it, and I enjoyed it mostly, as well. The main character undergoes a singular transformation not into a wolf or coyote or jaguar into a packrat. Gotta love it! Effortlessly combines Southwestern indigenous lore with young adult concerns.

  • Sherry

    One of my 3 favorite W.Hobbs books.

  • Rachel

    This book was really boring.It was very hard to read it

  • Anna

    This book is cool because it is set in old indian dwellings that sound a lot like mesa verte, where I have been.

  • Alyssa

    If you're into seed farming and native American lit, you'd like this quick read. I read a little extra about the Anasazi and Mesa Verde. Pretty interesting.

  • Sharon Hickok

    Great book!

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