Posts Tagged ‘Minotaur-legend’

“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 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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A Kirkus Starred Review for Dragonfly Song

August 3rd, 2017

“Orr tells her tale in both narrative poetry and prose for an effect that is both fanciful and urgent, drawing a rich fantasy landscape filled with people and creatures worthy of knowing. An introductory note describes Orr’s inspiration in the legend of the Minotaur, but her story is no retelling but a meditation on rejection […]

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