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Dragonfly song, Wendy Orr

Label
Dragonfly song
Title
Dragonfly song
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Orr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The little girl found under a bush has no name and cannot speak. Is she a miracle child who escaped the raiders, or is she a bad-luck child, the one who called the Bull King's ship to the island? No one sees the mama-stone around her neck, with the sign of the dragonfly. And only Luki, in training to leap the bulls, knows that she charmed the viper who would have killed him. When the girl turns twelve, she discovers her name - Aissa - and she knows that her one chance to live freely is to become a bull dancer, and be taken away to the island of the Bull King
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
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Theseus and the Minotaur (Greek myth)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, Wendy
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Intended audience
9 - 13 years
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bullfights
  • Slaves
  • Contests
  • Kings and rulers
  • Orphans
  • Bulls
  • Bronze age
  • Mute persons
  • Girls
  • Mythology
  • Competitions
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Dragonfly song, Wendy Orr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057623402
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
393 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760290023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)947042465
Label
Dragonfly song, Wendy Orr
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057623402
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
393 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760290023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)947042465

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