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Dragonfly Song

Dragonfly Song
  

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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780655618898
Release Date 1 December 2019 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
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Author(s) By Orr, Wendy
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ISBN-13 9780655618898
ISBN-10 0655618899
Stock Release date is 1 December 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda Audio Books
Release Date 1 December 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Orr, Wendy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Award Winning
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 12 does she learn her name is Aissa: the dragonfly. Now every year the Bull King takes a tribute from the island: two 13-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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction 2017 -- Winner of Adelaide International Festival Award Children's Literature 2018
NZ Review 'As mesmerizing as a mermaid's kiss, the story dances with emotion, fire, and promise.' -- Kirkus Reviews `Dragonfly Song is an example of an author at the top of her craft. The ancient culture depicted is vivid and full of life, the writing mind-blowingly beautiful and the plot both poignant and thrilling.' -- Children's Books Daily

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Author's Bio

Wendy Orr grew up in Canada, France and the United States. Wendy was a compulsive reader from an early age and wrote stories throughout her childhood. In 1993 she resigned from her position as an occupational therapist to become a full-time writer, and an hour later heard that her novel Leaving It to You had been shortlisted in the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards. Wendy now lives in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, and, along with her husband, is busy trying to restore their few acres of bush to its natural state as a home for wildlife.

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