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by Monica Hughes

Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Monica Hughes
ISBN: 0689308477
ISBN13: 978-0689308475
Language: English
Publisher: Atheneum; 1st American ed edition (August 1, 1981)
Pages: 136
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The Keeper of the Isis Light is a science fiction novel for young adults by Monica Hughes, published by Hamish Hamilton in 1980.

The Keeper of the Isis Light is a science fiction novel for young adults by Monica Hughes, published by Hamish Hamilton in 1980. They are set in the distant future on the planet Isis, which revolves around the F5 (yellow-white) star Ra in the constellation Indus (all fictitious).

Author Monica Hughes is particularly good as conjuring up a visual sense of the Isis landscape. In this story you see the planet as the heroine does and you regret (as she does) that settlers have arrived to muck it up. I also loved the Guardian in this tale. Both books talk about prejudice and feature incredibly strong female characters. In this book, however, there are some uniquely emotional moments.

Monica Hughes was definitely a groundbreaker of YA Science Fiction and, boy, am I glad she explored the genre! .

Monica Hughes was definitely a groundbreaker of YA Science Fiction and, boy, am I glad she explored the genre! Hughes writing style is clear, simplistic (but not condescendingly so,) and descriptive. Her world-building and setting are easy to visualize. She is the author of Keeper of the Isis Light, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, which also received a Certificate of Honor from the International Board on Books for Young People; Hunter in the Dark, also an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Sandwriter, among many other titles.

can someone please help me?

What issues of prejudice do we see monica hughes dealing with in this story? THANKKK UU:D. show more Ok so i am reading this book for my l/a class and we need to answer questions. can someone please help me? 1. Was guardian justified in making the bodily changes to olwen? Why or why not.

Olwen Pendennis is the Keeper of the Isis Light. She and her companion, Guardian, have lived alone on the planet Isis since the death of her parents.

As the official Keeper of the Isis Light, Olwen's job is to maintain the signal that radios information about Isis's surface to Earth for future colonists. When these settlers appear one day, Olwen finds her world strangely shaken. Guardian has done his best to keep Olwen safe and happy while living on Isis, but now she must deal with other people and all the good and bad things humans can do. Through it all, Olwen discovers truths about herself and her own inner strength and abilities that she might never have found while living contentedly on her own.

An internationally renowned children's author, Monica Hughes is a master of science fiction and fantasy writing

Olwen, keeper of the Isis Light, lives on the remote planet of Isis with her companion, Guardian. Then settlers from polluted, overcrowded Earth arrive on Isis and everything begins to change for the worse. An internationally renowned children's author, Monica Hughes is a master of science fiction and fantasy writing. She is the recipient of numerous awards and is the author of The Isis Trilogy and A Handful of Seeds. She lived in Edmonton, Alberta and died in 2003. Country of Publication.

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Sixteen-year-old Olwen, who lives alone on the planet Isis with her faithful robot, falls tragically in love with an arrival from earth who is unaware that her natural form has been hidden in a humanlike space suit.
Comments to eBook Keeper of the Isis Light
Cerar
I liked it, but I felt so detached reading it. Characters would see something or hear something and react to it, and I would be left wondering what they saw or felt or heard or whatever. And then I would wait pages and pages to find out what everyone else already knew. It was frustrating. But the book left me crying dealing with truths about the harshness of "humanity."
Wenaiand
I read this as a kid, and got it again to read to my eight-year-old daughter who has been reading star wars books. I read one chapter each night. After the first chapter she told me it was the most boring book ever and need more blasters and light-sabers. By the third chapter she was begging me to keep going each time. By chapter six she was crying. Five stars.
Captain America
The positive reviews encouraged me to read this book. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It was a fascinating sci-fi adventure that kept me intrigued in the absence of laser gun fights and explosions. There is something very unique about the Keeper of The Isis Light and her world. A refreshing departure from the more garish, in your face contemporary stories that crowd today's bookstore shelves.
WOGY
Favorite book from when I was a kid.

Great read for all ages!

Uniquely deals with independence, inter-dependance, race and other political issues without being 'in-your-face'.
Error parents
One of my favorite novel series growing up.
Use_Death
Review of Keeper of the Isis Light
Hot Toasty Rag, July 20, 2017

I didn’t think I’d like this book. I thought it was written for teenage boys, and I’d be bored to tears by the alien planet setting. I was wrong. This is a fantastic book. Truly fantastic.

A sixteen-year-old girl, Olwen, has lived on an alien planet all her life; her parents were sent from Earth to explore an inhabitable planet, since Earth has been abused and needs to be evacuated. Olwen has been free, happy, and alone. She’s had an entire planet to herself, besides the man appointed as her guardian after her parents’ death, and she’s loved every minute of it. One day. . .

A spaceship from Earth lands, with refugees who intend to make their home on her planet. Olwen’s solitude is disturbed for the first time. How will she and her fellow humans get along?
The Keeper of the Isis Light isn’t just for teenagers, even though the protagonist is a young girl. Anyone who remembers their childhood fondly in contrast to the hurts of adulthood will be moved by Olwen’s journey. Anyone who remembers the highs and lows of their first love will be affected by this book. Anyone who’s felt insecure about how they come across to others, anyone who’s felt complete when they’re alone and alone around others, anyone who’s been forced to cope in an unfair situation, will love this book. It’s moving, tragic, hopeful, nostalgic, surprising, and realistic. It’s just lovely.

Do me two favors: go out and read this book, and whatever you do, don’t read the synopsis blurb on the back of the book. There are major spoilers!
Rich Vulture
There are plenty of books out there about powerful young women. In these stories the female protagonists usually either have super powers or were born as magical semi-human beings. "The Keeper of the Isis Light" is a little different than partly because the main character spends much of the book in a complete fog about her life, her capabilities, and who she truly is. The book is as much about overcoming the prejudices of others as it is about the meaning of happiness and its importance. If you're looking for a book that explores deep emotional and spiritual issues in a sci-fi context, I think you've found your match.

Olwen Pendennis was born on the planet Isis ten years ago (sixteen by Earth's sun). Living alone with only her faithful companion Guardian to keep her company, Olwen leads a rich and exciting life on her planet's surface. As the official Keeper of the Isis Light, Olwen's job is to maintain the signal that radios information about Isis's surface to Earth for future colonists. When these settlers appear one day, Olwen finds her world strangely shaken. Guardian has done his best to keep Olwen safe and happy while living on Isis, but now she must deal with other people and all the good and bad things humans can do. Through it all, Olwen discovers truths about herself and her own inner strength and abilities that she might never have found while living contentedly on her own. In the end, the reader is left wondering whether or not it's a good thing Olwen met with these colonists and, if good, how.

I was incredibly disappointed that the book flap accompanying this little novella gave away too many of the book's delightful secrets. My advice to you if you want to read this story is to go into it blind. Don't read any more of the synopsis than the one I've given you above. It'll only ruin the surprises that dot this intricate book. There are many things to love here as well. The plot is tight and well formed. Olwen never questions her happy existence until the moment that things begin to change. In many ways she's like Miranda in "The Tempest". In others, she's Caliban. Author Monica Hughes is particularly good as conjuring up a visual sense of the Isis landscape. In this story you see the planet as the heroine does and you regret (as she does) that settlers have arrived to muck it up. I also loved the Guardian in this tale. A character that professes to not feel emotions, he often belies this idea by growing agitated, touched, or worried at key moments.

Now for my favorite part of any review. The flaws! Actually, there aren't many to complain about in this book. Originally published in 1980, "The Keeper of the Isis Light" suffers from a few pre-P.C. terms. A black child, for example, is referred to as "negroid" at one point. Later, that same child (though supposedly nine years of age) acts far more like a six year old. Thus ends my summary of all flaws this book contains. As you can see, they're few in number.

Great science fiction books use metaphors and grandiose plots to discuss universal ideas. In many ways, "The Keeper of the Isis Light" is very similar to the great Sylvia Engdahl book, "Enchantress From the Stars". Both books talk about prejudice and feature incredibly strong female characters. In this book, however, there are some uniquely emotional moments. The story is written in a crisp approachable style that will never go out of date. If you've a kid interested in sci-fi or just wants a low key introduction to it, this book is the perfect offering. A book that will be well remembered for years to come (I hope).
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