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An Irish Princess' Tale
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About The Book
An Irish princess is kidnapped and sold into slavery in this powerful retelling of an Icelandic legend from award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli, a companion to Hidden.
Melkorka was a princess, the first daughter of a magnificent kingdom in medieval 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.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (December 30, 2014)
- Length: 336 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442494961
- Grades: 7 and up
- Ages: 12 - 99
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Raves and Reviews
Napoli does an extraordinary job of using the first-person voice to keep readers in tune with Melkorka's maturing character; her beautifully recounted journey will stay with teens long after the book ends.
– Cheri Dobbs, School Library Journal
Awards and Honors
- ALA Best Books for Young Adults Nominee
- Bank Street Best Books of the Year
- Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
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