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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,570 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eva Ibbotson Narrator: Tracy-Ann Oberman Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of the most eagerly awaited children's novels of the year, The Dragonfly Pool is the new historical epic from the best-selling, multi-award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea.

Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more unusual and interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and she soon falls in love with its eccentric staff and pupils. Now she's even organizing an exciting school trip to the kingdom of Bergania... although Tally never expected to meet the prince.

Prince Karil hates his life at the palace and he is only truly happy when he escapes to the dragonfly pool, a remote spot in the forests of Bergania. Then Karil meets a feisty English girl who brings the promise of adventure. But his country is under threat, and the prince soon looks to his new friend Tally for survival as well as friendship... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynn | 2/20/2014

    " Delightful! This was classic Ibbotson and was a perfect comfort read for me. I listened to this on audio and I found myself taking the long way home and doing extra chores just to keep listening. Ibbotson has a charming old-fashioned feel to her stories that I adore. This book is peopled with wonderful characters, both children and adults, who quite firmly know what is right and what should be fought for. The humor is wonderful and the "progressive" school not only made my smile but also made me wish I could teach there! I loved hearing the author's note that she had really gone to a school like Delterton. The background menace of WWII added a serious note to the sweetness of the story but was well handled. Happy endings all around made this a completely satisfying read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mylisa | 2/18/2014

    " 3.5 if I was allowed half stars. I've always liked Eva Ibbotson's weirdness and her first lines but this one was sweeter than usual while still being just like her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tonima Masum | 2/18/2014

    " a well written encouraging novel.made me realize how the smallest deed of one can have massive effect of some other things... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Viktoria | 2/12/2014

    " the description on the back sounded more exciting than the story actually is. ibbotson wanted to tell a story about how strong children can get when they are friends and fighting for the right thing. not a bad thing to tell at all, but to set this in a phantasy-world with a kind of nazi country threatening a very small and very good country s just a lame setting. and i felt like: yeah, i know and i got it, nazis are bad, what's new about that? i was annoyed with this one. "

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