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Brigham Young University calls Dragonfly Song “Excellent”

October 30th, 2018

“Rating: Excellent… This historic novel is set 4,000 years ago and is beautifully written in prose and verse. The style is easy to understand and eloquently adds to the captivating story, giving insight into Aissa’s thoughts and feelings. Author Wendy Orr does a wonderful job creating an enthralling plot for her readers to read.” Click […]

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“Wendy Orr…uses her formidable writing skills, poetic prose and narrative poetry to bring [Dragonfly Song] to life” says Oregon Coast Youth Preview Center

April 3rd, 2018

“Verdict: Australian author Wendy Orr, author of Nim’s Island, uses her formidable writing skills, poetic prose and narrative poetry to bring this historical fiction to life, juxtaposing the old ways of Crete with the changes brought by the invading Minoans. Highly recommended for middle, high school, and public library collections.” —Jane Cothron Click here to read the […]

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Dragonfly Song is “an unusually thoughtful offering in the middle-school mythology genre” says Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

January 20th, 2018

“The narrative style shifts between straightforward, lyrical prose and imagistic free-verse poetry, a technique that infuses the story with a dreamlike atmosphere. Both forms advance the action, but the poetry enhances the sense of intimacy by focusing attention on Aissa’s impressionistic views of the world and her sense of isolation among the people who fear, […]

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Dragonfly Song gets 5 stars from Youth Services Book Review

January 15th, 2018

“Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5… What did you like about the book? …This is a fascinating story, well-told. The kingdom is so realistically drawn that it feels more like history than fantasy. Anything you did not like about this book? Not a thing. To whom would you recommend this book? Give this to kids who […]

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Dragonfly Song “is simply a beautiful book” says Resource Links

December 27th, 2017

“Rating: E…Dragonfly Song takes readers on a magical journey back to the Bronze Age when a magnificent civilization called the Minoans prospered on the island of Crete. Legends claim that a half-man, half-bull Minotaur lived in the palace and demanded that surrounding cities send youths each year as tribute for the bull to catch and devour…. […]

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Dragonfly Song gets a 4.5/5 rating from Kids’ BookBuzz

December 21st, 2017

“We rated this book: [4.5/5]… Dragonfly Song was definitely a good book….I really like this story, as it was very original and creative. I like the creative story line, as it was intriguing. I also like that the book was partially written in poetry and partially written in prose. Books are usually one or the other, […]

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