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McCaffrey, Anne.
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Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, [1980]

Physical Description:
193 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : map ; 18 cm.
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Atheneum, 1979.

Sequel to: Dragonsinger.
Reading Level:
1120 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.5 12.0 6912.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.5 17 Quiz: 03307 Guided reading level: NR.
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X Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Science Fiction/Fantasy

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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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Booklist Review

Gr. 6-10. On Pern, Menolly is accidently locked out of the safety of the Sea Hold during a dreaded ``Thread'' storm. Taking refuge in a cave she witnesses the hatching of fire lizards (small, winged lizards related to the larger dragons on Pern) and bonds with nine of the hatchlings. The world of Pern, the bonding of fire lizards with humans, and the struggles of the apprentices are vividly portrayed in McCaffrey's trilogy.