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I read this because David Weber recommended it highly. I probably would have enjoyed it more 24 years ago. If I have children, I will read it to them.
A charming fantasy adventure for children (ages 7-12?). David and his family move to a new house, with a mountain behind it. On the mountain, David discovers a phoenix that befriends him. Together they have several adventures, while trying to protect the phoenix from the scientist that hunts it.
Quite enjoyed this one. Read the 'Gutenberg' version on my Ereader. Its a child's book, so a very quick and easy read for an adult. The story is light and rather humourous. The Phoenix is a bit of a dope, but amusingly so. His boastfulness and pride more a cover, without overshadowing the child char...
Warm and fun, this tale of a time-traveling girl and the adventures she has in the past is set off brilliantly by the author's wry presence as a character. Delightful.