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Publisher Description

Melkorka is a princess, the first daughter of a magnificent kingdom in mediæval Ireland -- but all of this is lost the day she is kidnapped and taken aboard a marauding slave ship. Thrown into a world that she has never known, alongside people that her former country's laws regarded as less than human, Melkorka is forced to learn quickly how to survive. Taking a vow of silence, however, she finds herself an object of fascination to her captors and masters, and soon realizes that any power, no matter how little, can make a difference.

Based on an ancient Icelandic saga, award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli has crafted a heartbreaking story of a young girl who must learn to forget all that she knows and carve out a place for herself in a new world -- all without speaking a word.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2008
June 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.8
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

hannah stolzer ,

Amazing

I loved this book. It was so good. It was interesting, not boring, the plot twists and turns. I can honestly say, I have read many many books, but this is in my top 5.

Abbsthegabbs ,

such a great read!!

One of my most favorite books ever. such a great read and highly recommended.

cozykiwibird ,

Some flaws for historical fiction...

For example, Melkorka speaks of seeing corn in Ireland more than 400 years before it was imported from the Americas.

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