The Avatar’s Return by Irene Kilpatrick
Review by Sandra Scholes
A hundred years has passed and the Avatar has not been sighted. The Fire Nation has made a fierce onslaught against the other villages around them they want to conquer, and as the people thought they would never prevent the evil spreading further, the Avatar returns as Aang, a young boy known as the Airbender – and only he can save them.
The Air Nomads, Earth Kingdom and the Water Tribes have been at the mercy of the Fire Nation for too long, but now that the Last Airbender is back, he has a chance to put things right and defeat the evil doers once and for all. After passing a test for Prince Zuko and Iroh, he is taken back to the Southern Air Temple and is amazed that it is so deserted.
In his moment of despair a dragon spirit tells him he has to go to the Northern Water Tribe, where his task is to save both the humans and spirit worlds there.
Based on M. Night Shyamalan’s movie, this is a book created especially for children as it has still pictures and text from the movie. It is short enough for young children who are first learning to read, and it is also great for parents who want to read to them at night. I will say that the story will be a hot topic in the playgrounds of schools across the country.
What did you think about The Avatar’s Return?
Submit your own reader review and award the book the rating you think it deserves.