Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr audiobook

Swallow's Dance

By Wendy Orr
Read by Roslyn Oades

Bolinda Audio 9781772780628
6.70 Hours Unabridged
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Leira's family flee to the island of Crete just before a huge volcanic eruption destroys their island and sends a tsunami to where they thought they had found safety. 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.

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Summary

Summary

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018 for Middle-Graders

A 2019 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Pick for Kids and Teens

A USBBY Outstanding International Book for Grades 6 to 8

A CBC Pick  for Fall

Leira's family flee to the island of Crete just before a huge volcanic eruption destroys their island and sends a tsunami to where they thought they had found safety.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Both a fascinating account of a real but forgotten society and an exploration of a young woman’s resilience and courage in the face of adversity, this is a highly recommended novel for nine- to twelve-year-old readers.” Winnipeg Free Press
“This stunning middle-grade novel is poetic, lyrical, and interspersed with elegant free-verse through which readers walk in Leira’s footsteps and share her many heartaches….Captivating throughout.” Historical Novels Review

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Author

Author Bio: Wendy Orr

Author Bio: Wendy Orr

Wendy Orr is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Nim’s Island, which was made into the 2008 film of the same name; a 2013 sequel, Return to Nim’s Island, was loosely based on her book Nim at Sea. Her novel Dragonfly Song is a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Kirkus Reviews Best Middle-Grade Books selection, among other honors.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 6.70
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English