The Dragonfly Pool

The Dragonfly Pool

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"At first Tally doesn't want to go to the boarding school called Delderton. But she soon discovers that it is a wonderful place where freedom and self expression are valued. Tally organizes a ragtag dance troupe so the school can participate in an international folk dancing festival in Bergania in the summer of 1939. There she befriends Karil, the crown prince, who would love nothing more than to have ordinary friends and attend a school like Delderton. When Karil's father is assassinated, it is up to Tally and her friends to help Karil escape the Nazis and the bleak future he has inherited"--Publisher
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, [2008]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780525420644
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Ibbotson, E 2008
Characteristics: 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.5 16.0 125286
Additional Contributors: Hawkes, Kevin


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I loved this book!

Dec 18, 2017

Another lovely and lively book by Eva Ibbotson. Interesting and colorful story, with background leading up to World War II in England and Europe.

I highly recommend it for young readers, or parents to read to their children.

Aug 22, 2017

***** This is one of the books I will not soon forget and is reflective of our times more than 75 years after World War II. The real friendship between Tally and Karil, those who discount such a friendship between an ordinary girl and a young prince and the bullies on both sides of the war who steal people's souls, held me reading the book, hoping that Karil and Tally realize their friendship is real.

CoreneBee Aug 08, 2014

Heart-warming and wonderfully alive book that will quickly find it's way on to your favourites list.

Eva Ibbotson captures the innocence, injustice and triumph of childhood in this WWII story of a young girl sent to a very unusual boarding school.

Not recommended for reading on public transit - may have bawled my eyes out a few times.

Dec 27, 2013

i just ♥ this book its my new fav!

Jul 13, 2012

an amazing book really captivated me and i couldnt let it go until i was finished. Really recommend reading it #imagineteencontest

Apr 29, 2012

I loved this book- all of Eva's books are so amazing- she has this brilliant way of making a historical fiction book almost a fantasy but not.... amazing!

Apr 06, 2012

@ happycanada this is my fav Eva Ibbotson book 2. BTW I am following u.

I love this book even though it is actually one of her books in this genre type that hasn't won an award. In my opinion it is actually better then the star of kavan which was boring in comparison.

Jun 25, 2011

This is a heartwarming story anout a young girl who befriends a prince. This book is great. There are some parts that I teared up in, but overall it is a fun book to read.

Jun 11, 2011

Favorite of Ibbotson's books


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Jul 19, 2011

Awesome book!!!!!!!!


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