the Quill Pen

the Quill Pen Michelle Isenhoff
  • Title: the Quill Pen
  • Author: Michelle Isenhoff
  • ISBN: 9781466496910
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • the Quill Pen Michelle Isenhoff the Quill Pen If you found a pen that wrote the future would you use it What if consequences spread like ripples in a pond What if they raged out of control What if the pen demanded tribute blood Thirteen year old
    If you found a pen that wrote the future, would you use it What if consequences spread like ripples in a pond What if they raged out of control What if the pen demanded tribute blood Thirteen year old Micah has found such a pen One that s ensnared him in a curse dating back generations One that s devastated two families and now threatens his whole New England viIf you found a pen that wrote the future, would you use it What if consequences spread like ripples in a pond What if they raged out of control What if the pen demanded tribute blood Thirteen year old Micah has found such a pen One that s ensnared him in a curse dating back generations One that s devastated two families and now threatens his whole New England village But how can Micah destroy the pen when it offers him his only chance at the future he dreams of
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    About Michelle Isenhoff


    1. MICHELLE ISENHOFF writes for women, teens, and tweens Her work has been reader nominated for a Cybils Award, the Great Michigan Read, and the Maine Student Book Award She s also placed as a semi finalist in the Kindle Book Review Book Awards, a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and earned multiple Readers Favorite 5 Star seals of approval A former teacher and longtime homeschooler, Michelle has written extensively in the children s genre and been lauded by the education community for the literary quality of her work More recently, she has enjoyed writing historical romance for older teens and women Currently, she is relishing the creative freedom of branching out into adult speculative fiction Visit her blog at michelleisenhoff Sign up for her new release newsletter at bit 1bHFqaw Follow her on Facebook at facebook michelleenhoff.


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    1. a librarians library.First of all, I must say I love this new cover a lot better The original cover was just a beach and a sunset, but I think that this beautiful cover captures the essence that is this adventure story.The Quill Pen takes place in a remote town in the early 1800s during a time of American expansion and on the brink of the industrial revolution Micah is a 13 year old boy who comes from a well to do family his father runs the local grocery store and is driven by ledgers and bank a [...]

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    2. I absolutely loved this book The most standout thing for me is the language that Isenhoff uses Her writing and descriptions are sumptuous and juicy and her use of words is masterful and poetic I found myself stopping to reread passages just so that I could savour them This is the kind of descriptive writing that inspires me to try to be a better writer I marked so many stand out sections, but I ll share a couple here The voice was cold as granite On the far side of the table with the whole room [...]

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    3. This little novel packs a lot of interesting characters and a few unexpected twists into a book that middle school kids could easily read The story feels like a ghost story when you first begin reading but soon reveals itself to be something a little different There are shipwrecks and curses and magic There are prejudices and the possibility of budding romance There are moments of history and moments of pure fantasy I love the town outcasts and hate the town bully and was shocked by who the real [...]

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    4. If you found a pen that wrote the future, would you use it What if consequences spread like ripples in a pond What if they raged out of control What if the pen demanded tribute blood Thirteen year old Micah has found such a pen One that s ensnared him in a curse dating back generations One that s devastated two families and now threatens his whole New England village But how can Micah destroy the pen when it offers him his only chance at the future he dreams of

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    5. A sign of a good book When you finish, you look for anything else written by the author This is exactly what I did in the middle of the night, last night This story is very well written I m going to pass it on to my grandsons.

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    6. This was a lovely story for teens and as a sixty several year old grandma I enjoyed it very much Micah was an interesting young man and his fraught relationship with his father came across very well I loved the idea of a magic pen that will obey your written desires and how this can have dire consequences Some parts were beautifully written with lively descriptions of Micah s hometown and the surrounding area, emphasising why the boy was an outdoor person and refused to be confined to a small st [...]

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    7. Set in a quaint port town, The Quill Pen by Michelle Isenhoff describes a time when life seemed slower, simple But was it really Hardly Thirteen year old Micah is an adventurer at heart He longs for the freedom of the open air and sky found in the uncharted Western states Micah s father, however, is a born business man interested in one thing making money The two get along with each other as well as well, as well as peanut butter and mayonnaise go together Which, as most middle grade kids woul [...]

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    8. What would you do if given the chance to write the future That s the premise of The Quill Pen, and it s a really interesting one Thirteen year old Micah finds a quill pen that contains magic Whatever he writes with it comes true, though maybe not always in the way he d intended.I found this adventure story to be quiet and thoughtful, deep and complex It unfolds steadily over the first half of the book, picking up steam until I couldn t stop turning the pages during the second half The story took [...]

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    9. Micah had a boring life His father owned a store that he made Micah work in Micah did not like working in the store Micah s father told him he would run the store someday and that in a few weeks, he was sending Micah to a boarding school far away Micah dreamed of going out west and exploring new lands, but he could not stand up to his father When Micah s father told him he had to go to work for the grouchy old Widow Parsons, cleaning out her attic, Micah sadly gave in While working in the attic, [...]

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    10. The author s historical fiction has always flowed flawlessly with beautiful wordsmithing bringing wonderful word pictures to the young readers who have chosen to read her books The young reader will inevitably learn new vocabulary as well as true historical fact and descriptions of settings when they read a Michelle Isenhoff novel.However, The Quill Pen, while set in a long ago seaside village is not historical fiction per se it is a venture into fantasy You see, the quill is a feather pen of ma [...]

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    11. Teen aged Micah Randall is, so far, unhappy with his lot in life His father is domineering, unfeeling and quite insensitive to Micah s feelings Mr Randall owns several businesses in their small New England coastal town and Micah spends all of his time, when not at school, working in the general store Micah sees this boring life spread out before him and he wishes only to escape his father s plans and head west for adventure.Merle Parsons, an elderly widow, hires Micah to help her clean out the a [...]

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    12. Micah is struggling with his anger at his father, who treats him like a slave than a son Micah can t make any decisions for himself His father has his entire future planned out for him, a future that will cause Micah s spirit to wilt and die Micah is hired out by his father to help the widow Parsons clean out her attic The Parsons home is considered to be haunted or cursed depending on who you talk to Naturally Micah isn t thrilled but he does what he is supposed to and arrives at the widows do [...]

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    13. The young protagonist and supporting characters clearly put this novel in the MG YA category However, The Quill Pen is one of those rare books that defy being pigeon holed because it is so well written Isenhoff s quality prose, well crafted dialogue, and richness of the historical setting make The Quill Pen entertaining for adults as well She paints the characters with masterful strokes These strengths give The Quill Pen a classic, almost Twain like feel This book is so well edited it could have [...]

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    14. This book is about a thirteen year old boy, Micah who lives with a very forceful father and loving mother With the help of a friend Micah learns to find courage to face his father and to stand up for himself Courage is something you already have like hope, compassion and love, no one can give it to you or take it away Micah is hired to help an elderly woman, Widow Parson to clean out her attic and in an old trunk he finds a quill pen He takes it home and discovers that whatever he writes with it [...]

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    15. I really enjoyed this one It was a cute, sweet story The characters were very likeable and believeable I guess, my only real complaint would be, that the character and story development took a little too long and the adventure magic did not happen until the end of the story I felt the story could have been longer or perhaps another book is needed I would say that being a YA book, it would not be something that I could see passing to a reluctant reader I don t think there would be enough to keep [...]

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    16. I liked the book, but it is not one I would say, you need to read this book, so I gave it 3 stars The story follows a young boy who is unhappy with his dad s choices for him He wants something different than working in his dad s store The boy befriends people the rest of the town look down on He discovers a magic pen, but the pen carries heavy consequences for its use The story has some of the tried and true story ideas that are used often a boy befriends a girl,who parents don t approve of he w [...]

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    17. Thirteen year old Micah suspects that a quill pen he discovers while cleaning Widow Parsons attic can write the future literally Soon, he learns the future cannot be tampered with without consequences A talented writer, Michelle Isenhoff paints a wonderful picture of an era gone by The innocence of her story and the nobleness of Micah are refreshing Though it s easy to relate to Micah and understand his temptation to use the pen to free himself from his domineering father a truly horrid individu [...]

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    18. This book is quite the adventure I forgot that I was reading a children s book I think that says a lot about Michelle s writing ability This story is unique and full of adventure that most children would enjoy It is not your normal paranormal read there are no vampires or weres in this book, but it is full of magic and imagination The story is great and keeps the pages turning I would definitely recommend this book to others and age appropriate children middle school grade who love to read Discl [...]

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    19. 4.75 5.0 This was a fun read filled with imaginationAgainst a backdrop of colonial times, Isenhoff plunges readers into the mystery of a feather profoundly influencing than one person s life But it s not just any feather, it s from a phoenix I d never seen mythical creatures mixed with colonial times before reading this story, but the author pulls it off believably.My only issue was with the beginning where much description, albeit nearly poetry, makes the action drag a bit.That said, it was st [...]

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    20. The Quill Pen, I noticed as I was reading it, is a young adult novel The way it was written, though, pulled me in like not many young adult novels can Generally, the way YA novels are written can beolescent, in their quality This one very much had an adult s tone to it, and it showed in the content The ages long story of feuds between two families is a stressor that is all too real in some places But, Micah shows how much stronger he is than the tides of history I am proud to say that I enjoyed [...]

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    21. I found this book easy to read and enjoyed it immensely Young Micah s struggle to build up the courage to stand up for himself takes you back to your own childhood And helps you remember what it s like to be young and trying to figure out what you want to do with your life.As Micah finds the golden feather you just know it will change his life will it be for better or worse The story of the quill pen is a story you can take pleasure in and share with others If you like YA books I say pick it up [...]

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    22. If you found a pen that wrote the future, would you use it What if the consequences spread like ripples in a pond What if they raged out of control What if the pen demanded tribute blood Thirteen year old Micah has found such a pen One that s ensnared him in a curse dating back generations One that s devastated two families and now threatens his whole New England village But how can Micah destroy the pen when it offers him his only chance at the future he dreams of

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    23. My goodness, Michelle Isenhoff is clearly SO VERY TALENTED She sets the scene so incredibly perfectly that I felt like I was right there with the characters amid all the action This is such a fantastic read After I d read it, I said to my husband that I could imagine this book being studied by children at school it s that amazing This has got to be one of the VERY BEST books I ve had the pleasure of reading this year actually, make that EVER Simply superb

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    24. Micah comes across a feather pen while helping widow Parsons clean out her attic He discovers it has the power to write the future when using it Micah shares the secret with his best friend Gabby, who belongs to a family that most of the town doesn t know or trust Micah s father certainly doesn t approve of this friendship or anything else that Micah thinks or does A fun suspenseful, mystery, fantasy.

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    25. Another enjoyable offering from Michelle Isenhoff I found the story a little hard to engage with at times but that may be due to the fact that I had a lot of other things going on at the time and the text, although enjoyable, isn t one that really reached out and grabbed me by the collar, refusing to let go until I had gotten to the end.

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    26. I really liked this book One of those books that when I finish reading it, I try to find other books the author has written because I m pretty sure I ll like them, too I feel some things possibilities could have been explored that weren t, so only 4 stars Overall, definitely recommended.

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    27. Wonderful reading highly recommend, love the mystery of the quilt pen and its supposed history and it s involvement with the charactersGreat reading a keeper, highly recommend this for all ages a must read an author I will look for to read

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    28. I read this book for free on my kindle It was a quick and enjoyable read Even though it is geared as a children YA book, I think adults of all ages can find it enjoyable I will definitely read from this author.

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    29. Interesting idea about the quill pen I have to ask myself the question of whether I would use it or not.

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    30. What an imagination this author has The plot was so interesting and I enjoyed it very much The plot moved along at a good clip, the book was well written with good character development.

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    31. This was a story of adventure for middle school students I liked the story but I m unsure if it would hold the attention of my middle schooler.

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    32. I loved this book Couldn t put it down

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    33. Cute story involving 13 year old Micah and a magical quill pen I think middle schoolers would enjoy this story.

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    34. This wasn t as riveting as I like, but it was a good book, nonetheless The ending had a few surprises.

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