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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
Published 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 Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication 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

Description of this Book

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 Canada, and grew up in France, Canada and USA. After high school, she studied occupational therapy in England, married an Australian farmer, and moved to Australia. They had a son and daughter, and now live on five acres of bush near the sea. Her books have won awards in Australia and around the world, and have been translated into twenty-six languages. Although Wendy first learned to read and write in French, her family spoke English at home. She clearly remembers the excitement of reading a story in her own language for the first time. She immediately started writing stories, and hasn't stopped since. Wendy has had many highlights in her writing career, including winning the CBCA Book of the Year and walking a red carpet with Jodie Foster, but believes that nothing compares to the thrill of the first vision of a new book.

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