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The Resource Dragonfly Song

Dragonfly Song

Label
Dragonfly Song
Title
Dragonfly Song
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Orr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There are two ways of looking at Aissa's story. She's the miracle girl who escaped the raiders. Or she's the cursed child who called the Bull King's ship to the island.The firstborn daughter of a priestess is cast out as a baby, and after raiders kill her adopted family, she is abandoned at the gates of the Great Hall, anonymous and mute. Called No-Name, the cursed child, she is raised a slave, and not until she is twelve does she learn her name is Aissa: the dragonfly.Now every year the Bull King takes a tribute from the island: two thirteen-year-old children to brave the bloody bull dances in his royal court. None have ever returned - but for Aissa it is the only escape.Aissa is resilient, resourceful, and fast - but to survive the bull ring, she will have to learn the mystery of her true nature.A riveting, mythic Bronze Age adventure from award-winning author Wendy Orr
Member of
Summary
There are whispers that the Lady, an island priestess, gave birth to a deformed child, and because of this she was rejected and doomed to a life of servitude as a lowly mute no-name. Aissa wonders about the scars along her wrists and her connection with animals. When the soldiers of Crete arrive demanding children as a tribute for their god-king's bull dances, Aissa decides to take matters into her own scarred hands.
Character
Award
  • Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature (South Australia), 2016.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2017.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Children's Fiction, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10533647
Cataloging source
ANL
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Theseus and the Minotaur (Greek myth)
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, Wendy
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
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1020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Children
  • Children's Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Dragonfly Song
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_282817
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952534362
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dragonfly Song
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_282817
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781952534362
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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