An Irish Princess' Tale
Donna Jo Napoli
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Love, Love, Loooved this book!!
This was an amazing book with wonderful description and imagination built into it!!!
such a great read!!
One of my most favorite books ever. such a great read and highly recommended.
The book was decent. The beginning sucked but it got better towards the end. I could live without reading this book. The plot was very short and stretched out over 992 i-book pages so it was kind of boring.
- Level: Grades 7 and Above
- Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
- Published: Jun 23, 2008
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 368 Pages
- Language: English