Tamora Pierce

Tamora  Pierce

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Song of the Lioness (Book 1): Alanna: The First Adventure

Song of the Lioness (Book 1): Alanna: The First Adventure
Fantasy
Recommended for teens

Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, and learns many hard lessons along her path to high adventure.

Song of the Lioness (Book 2): In the Hands of the Goddess

Song of the Lioness (Book 2): In the Hands of the Goddess
Fantasy
Recommended for teens

Pursuing her desire to be a knight, Alanna learns many things in her role as squire to Prince Jonathan, but fears Duke Roger, an ambitious sorcerer with whom she knows she will one day have to deal.

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When we asked our authors what they were or might have been voted in HS, Tamora answered Most Likely to Have Her Head in a Book.

Other Fun Facts

  • Tammy is "Tamora" because the nurse spelled "Tamara" wrong on her birth certificate and it stuck.
  • She can never remember how many cats she has, but she knows there are more than seven.
  • She has lost count of the number of times she's read Louisa May Alcott's An Old Fashioned Girl.
  • She once brought a chicken home to her studio apartment from a New York park.
  • The Song of the Lioness was originally one book for adults, but an agent advised Tammy to chop it up and rewrite it for teens. She's never looked back.
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