Bracelet of Bones

Bracelet of Bones

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Crossley-Holland, a winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir Nan-Og Award, and numerous other distinctions, has written an absorbing fantasy novel for young adults with a formidable heroine. The Guardian praised Bracelet of Bones as "superb" Crossley-Holland writes "with a poet's eye and love of words, painting a vivid picture of the world his characters move through, whether it's the morning mist on the river or the smoke from a funeral pyre."

One morning Solveig wakes to find her father, Viking mercenary Halfdan, has broken his promise to her by leaving to join the Viking Guard in Constantinople, without her. Deciding to follow him, Solveig sets off in a tiny boat and into an epic adventure, encountering Swedish traders, a ghost-ship and a Russian king, braving arrow-storms and witnessing a living sacrifice. Through it all, Solveig's belief in her father is unwavering. Will she ever reach Constantinople? And will her father be there? An imaginative and poignant novel that explores friendship and betrayal, the father-daughter relationship, the clash of religions and the journey from childhood to adulthood, Bracelet of Bones is a vivid adventure not to be missed.

Baker & Taylor
A first entry in a new series by the award-winning author of the Arthur trilogy finds the daughter of a Viking mercenary embarking on a perilous quest to join her father in Constantinople, a journey marked by arrow storms, a ghost ship and a faith-challenging sacrifice.

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& Taylor

When her father leaves in the middle of the night, Solveig sets off in a boat to follow him to Constantinople.

Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2014, c2011
ISBN: 9781623651121
Branch Call Number: YA FIC CRO
Characteristics: 313 p. :,map ;,21 cm.

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MissAnnie Mar 12, 2015

Unique story that follows a Viking girl, Solveig, on her journey to find her father. The journey follows the trade routes of the day and we learn a lot about just how far-reaching the Viking influence was. There are lots of hazards along the way so it is quite the adventure for Solveig and for the reader. A good start to this series with lots of historical interest.

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