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McCaffrey, Anne.
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Publication Information:
Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1986.

Physical Description:
xiii, 176 pages : map ; 18 cm.
Reading Level:
960 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.8 9.0 6914.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.3 12 Quiz: 03318 Guided reading level: V.
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Audubon Library X Adult Mass Market Paperback Reading List

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Anne McCaffrey's best-selling Harper Hall Trilogy  is a wonder-filled classic of the  imagination.Dragonsong, the first volume in the  series, is the enchanting tale of how Menolly of  Half Circle Hold became Pern's first female Harper,  and rediscovered the legendary fire lizards who  helped to save her world.

Author Notes

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952.

Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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An intriguing fantasy in which Menolly comes to Harper Hall to learn to be a harper the first girl to be so honored and learns to overcome her own self-doubt. Set in the mythical world of Pern, where dragons abound.

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