Swallow's Dance

Swallow's Dance

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The noise throws us from our beds. It's too huge to be heard; it bombards us. It's the sound of the end of the world.

Leira is starting her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside down. A violent earthquake leaves her home 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 and tsunami throw the entire world into darkness.

In the resulting chaos, Leira finds her noble-born privilege reduced to nothing; alone with her injured mother and elderly nurse, Leira's only hope of survival is her own resourcefulness.

A thrilling Bronze Age survival story from the award-winning author of Dragonfly Song.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 127 x 137 x 14mm | 64g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0655627529
  • 9780655627524

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'The sections in verse are particularly descriptive and lyrical. This reinforces the Greek atmosphere ... a beautiful and powerful story. I loved it!' -- Jill Jemmett 'Some chapters written in verse make the more emotional plot lines sing. An eye-opening look at how difficult it is when one's status changes in life, and how attitude can shape outcome ... Beautiful writing and a fast-moving plot will give young historical fiction fans much to love.' -- School Library Journal
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About Wendy Orr

Wendy Orr grew up in Canada, France and the United States. Wendy was a compulsive reader from an early age and wrote stories throughout her childhood. In 1993 she resigned from her position as an occupational therapist to become a full-time writer, and an hour later heard that her novel Leaving It to You had been shortlisted in the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards. Wendy now lives in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, and, along with her husband, is busy trying to restore their few acres of bush to its natural state as a home for wildlife. Roslyn Oades is a creative all-rounder: voice artist, performer, award-winning playwright, director and occasional muppet operator. As a voice artist she particularly enjoys character work and her diverse array of cartoon voices - from plucky kids to evil villains - can be heard on many of Australia's best-known TV series for children including: Tracey McBean, Bananas in Pyjamas, Kitty is Not a Cat, Dogstar, Zigby, Sherazade: The Untold Stories, Sea Princesses, Bambaloo, ZuZu & the Supernuffs, Kangaroo Creek Gang and Toybox.
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