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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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760297879
Barcode 9781760297879
Release Date 27 June 2018 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Orr, Wendy
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ISBN-13 9781760297879
ISBN-10 1760297879
Stock Release date is 27 June 2018
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Release Date 27 June 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Orr, Wendy
Category Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Australian
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 915017

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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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Author's Bio

Wendy Orr was born in Edmonton, Canada, but grew up in various places across Canada, France and the USA. She started writing for children after a career as an occupational therapist. She's the author of many award-winning books, including Nim's Island, Raven's Mountain, Dragonfly Song and Peeling the Onion. Dragonfly Song was a CBCA Book of the Year Honour Book and won the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction and the 2018 Children's Literature Award at the Adelaide Festival. Wendy had a great adventure of her own when a film producer in Hollywood took Nim's Island out of the library to read to her son. The next day she asked Wendy if she could make it into a movie. Wendy said 'Yes!', they became good friends, and Wendy had the fun of helping work on the screenplay for 'Nim's Island' the movie. Nim at Sea inspired the movie 'Return to Nim's Island', which starred Bindi Irwin as Nim.

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