The Dragonfly Pool
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|Format:||Paperback, 400 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 03 April 2009|
Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and an exciting school trip to the beautiful and luscious kingdom of Bergania whisks Tally into an unexpected adventure ...will she be able to save her new friend, Prince Tamil, before it's too late?
About the Author
Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Her books have also won and been shortlisted for many prizes. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.
Gr 5-8-In Eva Ibbotson's novel (Dutton, 2008), set in pre-World War II Europe, 11-year-old Tally is sent to a boarding school outside of London by her father who wants to keep her safe from the impending war. She befriends everyone and rights several wrongs, and forms a folk dancing group that travels to a small kingdom to particiate in an international dance festival. She makes friends with Karil, the crown prince. When his father, who refuses to let Hitler's army march through his country, is assassinated, the dance troup set out to save Karil. Narrator Patricia Conolly varies accent and pitch when voicing each charater-the quiet girl who lisps, the shy and self conscious Julia, the secretive Matteo, and Nazi thugs. She creates a cozy world for Tally at school and then captures the children's fear as they race across Europe with the prince in tow, trying to stay ahead of the Nazis. Listeners will fret along with the characters when things don't go well and cheer at some of the heroics.-Edie Ching, Washington Latin Public Charter School, DC Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Macmillan Children's Books|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.30 kg)|