The Dragonfly Pool

At first Tally doesn’t want to go to the boarding school called Delderton.

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101136454

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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At first Tally doesn’t want to go to the boarding school called Delderton. But she soon discovers that it is a wonderful place where freedom and selfexpression are valued. Tally organizes a ragtag dance troupe so the school can participate in an international folk dancing festival in Bergania in the summer of 1939. There she befriends Karil, the crown prince, who would love nothing more than to have ordinary friends and attend a school like Delderton. When Karil’s father is assassinated, it is up to Tally and her friends to help Karil escape the Nazis and the bleak future he has inherited.

The Dragonfly Key

belonged back in the pool and was about to toss it in when she felt a pulling on her arm. She turned and saw her brother at her side, with his dragonfly back on his shoulder. “He doesn't want you to throw it in,” Jake said.

Author: Laura Nowotny

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490894256

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 834


Nine-year-old Adi is the clumsiest kid ever. After she oversleeps, misses her school bus, and hears her parents fighting, Adi wants nothing more than to escape for a while. But after her mother drops her off at school, Adi has no idea her wish is about to come true. During first period recess, Adi follows a dragonfly inside a bush on the playground. But suddenly, a violent thunderstorm approaches, the ground trembles, the earth cracks—and Adi finds herself precariously hanging from a branch above a huge hole. Moments later Adi’s arms give out, and she plunges far beneath the earth into a strange new world. Adi quickly learns that she has been called to this land for a purpose and that she has a journey to complete. Adi’s new dragonfly friend, Flutter, says that she has been to the kingdom before, but Adi cannot remember anything about it. As Adi begins her expedition, she makes a mistake that transports her back to her own world—where she makes a shocking discovery. In this charming fantasy tale, a young girl is swept away on an exciting and dangerous adventure, where she soon realizes she must summon the courage to help save a dying land—before it is too late.


I reached the dragonfly pool, under the looming wall and mounted metal numbers of the firing range. A boardwalk traverses the well—vege— tated pond, and here I loitered, watching lots of Migrant Hawkers going about their business.

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408186374

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 404


This book is an account of two years spent getting to know Britain's most dazzling and enigmatic insects - the dragonflies and damselflies. The quest to find, photograph, watch and learn about dragons and damsels took the author on a tour of diverse and lovely wetlands up and down Britain, from the rugged wild peat bogs of north-west Scotland to the languid meanders of the Oxfordshire Thames. The account describes close encounters with the dragons and damsels themselves, set against backdrops of rich and vital habitats teeming with a range of other wildlife. It is also packed with background detail on dragonfly and damselfly natural history, and wetland ecology in general. The text is enlivened with line drawings and a section of colour photographs.

Fiction Workshop A Study

A dragonfly with a long tail flew closer to him when he was sitting by himself by the side of the pool at Vila Harmonia, He was startled. The thing was large, green and fast. Gumercindo waved his hand to shoo it away.

Author: João Rosa de Castro

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 9781547503742

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 73

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I read in Nietzsche’s Human, All Too Human that, to be a writer, one has to “let a person make a hundred or more drafts of short stories, none longer than two pages, yet each of a clarity such that each word in it is necessary." [...] At that time, I was in a state of excitement about reading Machado de Assis and Eça de Queiroz, so I decided to distribute these tasks assigned by Nietzsche among the seven days of the week, and, in fact, I produced some texts throughout six years. I even started a novel from one of the outlines within these pages, and, as promised in the opuscule Santa Maria D’Oeste, it may be developed in a thousand different ways, as long as this unpretending study on fiction is read by a thousand interested readers.

Magickal Connections

The Dragonfly's Pool Here is a ritual that will help you tap the power of your intuition: Cleanse your self and your sacred space. Call the quarters focusing on air's inspiration and new beginnings, fire's energy, water's intuitive link ...

Author: Lisa McSherry

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601639585

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 253

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Finding the right magickal community is an important part of exploring our magickal selves. Whether that is a single mentor or a thriving spiritual community, coming together with others can form the foundation of a dynamic spiritual life. But just meeting regularly does not a healthy spiritual group make, nor does a simple desire to pass on the hard-won knowledge privately gained. What makes a healthy spiritual group? How do we find one, or make one? Magickal Connections explores the nature of a magickal group's dynamics from its inception to its dissolution, offering practical advice for people at any stage of a group's life cycle. Potential leaders are guided through the transition from participant along with sensible exploration of their motivation for this change. With no-nonsense direction about the hows and whats of the mentoring relationship, expectations can be clarified at the outset. With its frank discussion of the politics of working within a group, Magickal Connections is useful for all members of a group, no matter their role.

Ecological Experiments

They were rock pools near the shore of Lake Superior on two small islands associated with Isle Royale . ... He selected two large pools high up on the shore that contained dragonfly nymphs but no tadpoles , and two large pools lower ...

Author: Nelson G. Hairston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521346924

Category: Nature

Page: 370

View: 782


Experiments in five different kinds of environments--forests, successional habitats, deserts and semideserts, fresh water and marine environments--are analyzed from the perspective of manipulative field experimentation in ecology.

Family of Origin

She got up and placed it on the railing next to the baby pool. ... She inched the plate of bread crusts closer to the baby pool. The third site. ... When the dragonfly landed on the rim of the pool, the duck slowly paddled toward it.

Author: CJ Hauser

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385544634

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 737


"An innovative work of climate fiction, a nuanced and empathic family story, and, for my money, the summer's best novel thus far." "The most oddly enticing novel you will read this year...Keenly satirical yet unashamedly tender." --Wall Street Journal "Reminiscent of the family explorations of Rick Moody, Jennifer Egan, and Lauren Groff...Full of brilliantly realized characters, Hauser's latest is profound, often incredibly funny, and captures the times like few other contemporary novels." --Booklist (starred) When Nolan Grey receives news that his father, a once-prominent biologist, has drowned off Leap's Island, he calls on Elsa, his estranged, older half-sister, to help pick up the pieces. This, despite the fact that it was he and Elsa who broke the family in the first place. The Greys have been avoiding each other for a dozen years. Elsa and Nolan travel to their father's field station, a wild and isolated spot off the Gulf Coast. Here, their father's fatalistic colleagues, the Reversalists, obsessively study the undowny bufflehead, a rare sea duck whose loss of waterproof feathers proves, they say, that evolution is running in reverse and humanity's best days are behind us. On an island that is always looking backward, it's impossible for the siblings to ignore their past. Stuck together in the close quarters of their island stilt-house, and provoked by the absurd antics of the remaining Reversalists, years of family secrecy and blame between Elsa and Nolan threaten to ruin them all over again. As the Greys urgently trek the island to find the so-called Paradise Duck, their father's final obsession, they begin to fear that they were their father's first evidence that the future held no hope. In the irreverent and exuberant spirit of Kevin Wilson, Alissa Nutting, and Karen Russell, CJ Hauser speaks to a generation's uncertainties: Is it possible to live in our broken world with both scientific pragmatism and hope? What does one generation owe another? How do we know which parts of the past, and ourselves, to jettison and which to keep? Delightfully funny, fiercely original, high-spirited and warm, Family of Origin grapples with questions of nature and nurture, evolution and mating, intimacy and betrayal, progress and forgiveness.

Sarapiqu Chronicle

The Gunnera, the mud pool, and the dragonfly were thus all closely connected in this roadside vignette of nature. The big leaves of the plant shaded the water once it ran off the leaves and road. The pool became an incubator for life, ...

Author: Allen M. Young

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826357823

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 212


“Young . . . brings the trained eye of an entomologist and an unabashed admiration for the beauty of nature to this engaging and informative account of his experiences during twenty-one years of fieldwork in Costa Rica’s rainforests.”—Publishers Weekly “A splendid read. For newcomers to the moist tropics, and for any but the most sated old-timers, it can be commended for an entertaining account of a locality where life is lived to the full—by all species, including the human observer.”—Norman Myers, New Scientist The abundant insect life of the rainforests of northeastern Costa Rica is the subject of this engaging book, first published over twenty-five years ago and now including two new chapters on the rise of ecotourism in the region.

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature

She was sent to a boarding school, which appeared in a fictionalized form in her novel The Dragonfly Pool (2008). Ibbotson's unhappy childhood fuelled a need to write stories with happy outcomes. Her son Toby said, 'It was more than ...

Author: Daniel Hahn

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191057267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 438


The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

Which Witch

Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie ... and Other Cautionary Tales The Dragonfly Pool Journey to the River Sea The Star of Kazan For older readers A Company of Swans Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The Secret Countess A Song for Summer First ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 228


Which Witch? is a brilliantly witty tale of magic and marriage by Eva Ibbotson, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 'Find me a witch!' cried Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North. Arriman has decided to marry. His wife must be a witch of the darkest powers – but which witch will she be? To find the most fiendish, he holds a spell-casting competition. Glamorous Madame Olympia performs the terrifying Symphony of Death and conjures up a thousand plague-bearing rats. The magic of gentle Belladonna, the white witch, goes hopelessly wrong. She produces perfumed flowers instead of snakes. And bats roost in her golden hair instead of becoming blood-sucking vampires. Poor Belladonna longs to be an evil enchantress – but how? 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' - Philip Pullman.

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie . . . and Other Cautionary Tales The Dragonfly Pool Journey to the River Sea The Star of Kazan For older readers A Company of Swans Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The Secret Countess A Song for Summer First ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477819

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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The Beasts of Clawstone Castle is a fantastically spooky adventure from the author of Dial a Ghost, Eva Ibbotson. 'We need proper ghosts,' said Ned, 'really scary ones with heads that come off and daggers in their chests!' When Madlyn and her younger brother Rollo arrive at crumbling Clawstone Castle, they can see that emergency action is needed before Clawstone falls down completely. With the help of a team of homeless, scary ghosts –including a one-eyed skeleton and Brenda the Bloodstained Bride – they hatch a spooky plan to get the money rolling in. But with a sinister scientist on the loose, money might not be enough to save the mysterious beasts of Clawstone Castle . . .

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

If a romance figures prominently in your story, it should be tender and innocent, such as the ones in Jenny Han's Shug or Eva Ibbotson's The Dragonfly Pool. Romance is, at this point, becoming more of a preoccupation for your readers ...

Author: Writer's Digest Books

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440348457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 518

View: 944


Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully revised edition includes an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace. Inside you'll find new essays from dozens of best-selling authors and publishing professionals detailing how to: • Master the elements of fiction, from plot and character to dialogue and point of view • Develop a unique voice and sensibility in your writing • Manage the practical aspects of writing, from overcoming writer's block to revising your work • Determine the key elements for success in every genre • Find an agent, market your work, and get published--or self-publish--successfully You'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest and most popular writers, including David Baldacci, Lee Child, Robert Crais, Khaled Hosseini, Hugh Howey, Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, George R.R. Martin, Jojo Moyes, Anne Rice, Jane Smiley, and Garth Stein. Their insights on the craft and business of fiction will provide you with invaluable mentorship as you embark on your writing journey. The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is your go-to guide for every aspect of creating a bestseller.

Bridges to Understanding

The Dragonfly Pool. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. New York, Penguin/Dutton Children's Books, 2008. ISBN 978-0-52-542064-4, 0-52- 542064-9. 377 p. (9–12). Novel. Tally's first weeks at boarding school become bearable when she Europe ...

Author: Linda Pavonetti

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810881068

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

View: 666


This annotated bibliography, with descriptions of nearly 700 books representing more than 70 countries, provides stories that will help children understand our differences while simultaneously demonstrating our common humanity.

Booktalking Around the World

The Dragonfly Pool. Illus. Kevin Hawkes (Dutton, 2008) 377p. IL 4–7 RL 6.4 Tally is miserable about having to go away to boarding school, but when she gets there, she finds it is wonderful beyond all her hopes. McKay, Hillary.

Author: Sonja Cole

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846133

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 527


Contains book talks for contemporary fiction and nonfiction books set in every continent around the globe, designed to aid librarians and teachers serving students in grades three to nine.

Journey to the River Sea Illustrated Edition

She became a writer while bringing up her four children , and her bestselling novels , including The Secret of Platform 13 , The Star of Kazan and The Dragonfly Pool , have been published around the world . Journey to the River Sea won ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529072945

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 215


A gorgeous 20th anniversary hardback jacketed gift edition of Eva Ibbotson's award-winning, bestselling classic adventure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by Katie Hickey. 'The most perfect children's book . . . captivatingly told, funny and moving' – Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times A joyous Amazon adventure set in the lush nature of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and extraordinary characters. It's perfect for girls and boys of 9+. Maia, an orphan, can't wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon. She imagines a loving family with whom she will share great adventures. Instead she finds two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outdoors. But the wonders of the rainforest more than make up for the hideous twins and their parents. And when Maia meets a mysterious boy who lives alone on the wild river shores, she begins a spectacular journey to the heart of an extraordinary and beautiful new world. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award (now the Costa).

Dial a Ghost

Journey to the River Sea The Dragonfly Pool The Star of Kazan 978-0-330-37262-6 £5.99 978-0-330-39799-5 £5.99 978-0-330-43465-2 £5.99 978-0-330-39828-2 £5.99 978-0-330-39842-8 £5.99 978-0-330-39801-5 £5.99 978-0-330-39800-8 £5.99 ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477666

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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With beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, Dial a Ghost is a wonderfully spooky young fiction title from the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson. 'Get me some ghosts,' said Fulton Snodde-Brittle. 'Frightful and dangerous ghosts!' Fulton has gone to the Dial a Ghost agency with an evil plan. He wants to hire some truly terrifying ghosts to scare his nephew Oliver to death. The Shriekers are the most violent and sickening spectres the agency has, but a mix-up means the kind Wilkinson ghosts are sent in their place. Now Oliver has some spooky allies to help him outwit the wicked Snodde-Brittles . . .

Let Sleeping Sea Monsters Lie

... of Hiram The Ogre of Oglefort The Secret of Platform 13 Which Witch? Journey to the River Sea The Dragonfly Pool The Star of Kazan For older readers A Company of Swans A Song for Summer Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The Secret Countess.

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447205883

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 261


Are you brave enough to find out what happens when a spoilt girl is spiteful to a giant hungry worm? Can you bear to watch a (very silly) boy poke an angry sleeping sea-monster? Do you dare to discover why should you never, ever steal milk from a Frid?* Beware: Naughty children always get their just deserts . . . Eva Ibbotson's Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie contains five delightfully funny cautionary tales, with a foreword by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. *A dog-munching rock. Doesn't everyone know that?

101 Great Ready to use Book Lists for Children

The Dragonfly Pool. Dutton Children's Books, c2008. 377p. IL YA, Lexile: 960 Tally and her friends at Dalderton Boarding School form a dance troupe and travel to Bergania, where she befriends Karil, the crown prince, and helps him flee ...

Author: Nancy J. Keane

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 943


Organized by seven broad subject areas, offers reading lists for children in grades K through eight for use by librarians and teachers.

Journey to the River Sea

Journey to the River Sea The Dragonfly Pool The Star of Kazan For older readers A Company of Swans A Song for Summer Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The Secret Countess With a foreword by Michael Morpurgo MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS First.

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477444

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 749


An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters. It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure. This 15th anniversary edition includes a forward by Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.