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The Resource Swallow's Dance

Swallow's Dance

Label
Swallow's Dance
Title
Swallow's Dance
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Orr
Title variation
Swallows dance
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I wonder if the first day of Learning is always like this - do the girls on the hill always feel the ground tremble under their feet?Leira is about to start her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside down. A violent earthquake leaves her home - and her family - in pieces. And the goddess hasn't finished with the island yet.With her family, Leira flees across the sea to Crete, expecting sanctuary. But a volcanic eruption throws the entire world into darkness. After the resulting tsunami, society descends into chaos; the status and privilege of being noble-born reduced to nothing. With her injured mother and elderly nurse, Leira has only the strength and resourcefulness within herself to find safety.A thrilling Bronze Age survival story from the acclaimed author of Dragonfly Song
Summary
When an earthquake destroys her town, leaving her mother disabled, Leira and her family flee but danger follows.
Tone
Character
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2019
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665694
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, Wendy
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Classics
  • Children's Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Swallow's Dance
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_512556
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781760636470
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Swallow's Dance
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_512556
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781760636470
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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