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Dragonsong (Turtleback School & Library)
Dragonsong (Turtleback School & Library) | Anne McCaffrey
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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.
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ahoffkosik
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Long before there was Game of Thrones, there was Anne McCaffrey‘s Dragonriders of Pern and Harper Hall series. When it was published in the seventies, the first book in the latter series — Dragonsong — was a shining example of what happens when girls and women come to the forefront of sci-fi and fantasy! On Episode 67 of my podcast, kidlit author Tui Sutherland joins me to share her infectious enthusiasm for Dragonsong. 🎼 Link to listen in bio!

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ravenlee
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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My mom sent me an awesome shirt for my birthday (in our family, birthday lasts until the last present arrives. I‘ve had birthdays last years)!

Also, I need to see if the library has the tagged book. It‘s been over 20 years since I read the trilogy (yikes, how did that happen) and I think it‘s time for a reread.

TheSpineView I loved the Dragon Riders of Pern series. It has been a while for me too. Maybe I am due a reread! 3mo
ravenlee @TheSpineView I loved the Harper Hall trilogy but it didn‘t take long to bog down in the full series. Maybe it‘s time for another try. 3mo
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Hope4
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Rereading one of my favorite series. 😁

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SleepyDragon
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⭐⭐⭐⭐(3.5 stars, really.)

I never read this as a kid, and that makes me a little sad. It's a very interesting story and world. My interest in the characters and plot grew as I progressed. I will have to find copies of the next two books, as I want to know how it all turns out. Will be passing this along to my 11 yr old as well. Though, I see it prompting a diacussion of psychological/emotional abuse.
#MountTBR2019

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SleepyDragon
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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I don't think it has ever taken me so long to read a book so short. Really, though, part of it has been a lack of both available time for and motivation to sit down and read much of anything. I wanted to have this finished today, but I hadn't even picked it up since last Thursday. This is a relatively quiet week, though, so I'm trying to focus and finish. It's not even that bad of a book, and I enjoy this short verses that begin each chapter.

CorLie I loved this book when I was younger. I'm afraid to reread it and find that it is better in my memory than on the page. 9mo
SleepyDragon @CorLie I didn't realize it was kid lit when I picked it up, and I never read it as a kid. I wasn't liking it at first, but now that I know who the intended audience is, I'm enjoying it a little more. 9mo
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SleepyDragon
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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For years my dad has been telling me I should read McCaffrey. I finally picked up a few of her books at a library sale last year. I've been trying to read this one and just couldn't get into it. I looked at the copyright page to see when it was written and saw this. This could be why I'm not getting engaged in the story as much as I should be. Now that I know why, maybe I can enjoy it more and pass it on to my 6th grader when I'm done. 😁

SleepyDragon And coincidentally, this particular edition was published the very year I actually *was* in sixth grade. How funny is that?!! 10mo
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Dr._Who_number10
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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My real name would be ymrotS and my account is 01rebmun_ohw_.rD the hungry HOARDER OF STRAWBERRIES!!! 🍓 🍓 and to my left it would be Rhett because to the left of me is a child😂 and to the right of me it would be Audrey😂 RARHHRRRRERRR IM A DRAGON 🐉!!!!!!!!!!

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HOTPock3tt
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Tt3kcoptoh the antsy, Hoarder of Neapolitan ice cream and blankets 😅😂❤️ @Eggs

HOTPock3tt @Eggs this was pretty funny! 😂 1y
tammysue 😂 1y
Dr._Who_number10 @HOTPock3tt would I do the thing to the left or right?😂because either way they‘re children😂 1y
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archaeolibrarianologist
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Lizpixie
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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#LitsyClassics #MayLovesClassics #day15 #Pet If I could have any pet from any book ever published, the fire lizards from Anne McCaffreys Pern series are the ones I‘d choose. Basically miniature dragons, they come in a variety of colours, are extremely intelligent & can teleport over great distances. The picture above is of Menolly from Dragonsong, after hiding in a cave from threadfall, she manages to help 9 firelizards hatch & imprints them all.

Peg4Books Yes, 13mo
Peg4Books Oops, yes! Since reading the books of Pern, I have wanted a fire lizard and a ride through Between on a dragon. 13mo
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wanderinglynn
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Thanks @CoffeeK8 for sharing this fun quiz. I‘d love to have a dragon as a fantasy sidekick! 🐉

https://bookriot.com/2018/05/08/animal-sidekick-fantasy-quiz/

Alfoster Wow! I got Raven. Not what I expected!🤪 2y
Dragon Love 💕🐉 2y
GarthRanzz I got a raven as well! I couldn‘t be more pleased as it‘s perfectly fitting for me. 2y
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BookishBlonde12 I got dragon 🐉 too! 2y
shadowspeak17 I got raven. 2y
wanderinglynn So far I‘ve only seen raven & dragon as answers. Did anyone get any other animal? Maybe a unicorn? Cause that would be cool. 2y
YouReadMyEyes I got a cat 🐈 2y
wanderinglynn @YouReadMyEyes Very cool! ❤️🐈 I always thought it would be cool to have a cat that could speak. 2y
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jenniferw88
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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One of the Chasers retweeted this for St George's Day.

#dragons #hopintospring @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 👍👍👍 2y
JoRead 😂😂😂 2y
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Lisaw13
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Another great pick from @RachLovesTV for #freakyfriday! Was frustrating to see the struggles of being "just a girl", but loved Menolly!

@Clwojick @monalyisha

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Lisaw13
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Something about the word "scowled" .. I can always picture the expression. It's so visual.

@RachLovesTV @Clwojick @monalyisha

#freakyfridaychallenge

Clwojick Love it! Makes me immediately think of 2y
Lisaw13 @Clwojick definitely!! 2y
RachLovesTV Totally! It's such a descriptive word! 2y
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KaraDunn
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Pickpick

I must have read this book at least 10 times as a tween, and I‘m happy to report it holds up over time! But oh my goodness how dated is this cover now?!

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ShawnPCooke
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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I remember being frustrated at the way that Menolly was treated, when I read this as a kid. As an adult, and with modern eyes, she was suffering both physical and mental abuse by her parents.

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Tianarose
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey

Has anyone read Anne McCaffrey?? A coworker is lending me some of her books and looking for some reviews.

cobwebmoth The Harper Hall Trilogy were my favorites of hers. Granted, it has been almost 20 years since I read her books, so I'm definitely due for a re-read. 😊 2y
Tianarose Awesome. My co-worker said I should enjoy them because I like game of thrones. I am looking forward to them, although I am not sure which ones she is giving me. She seems to have written a lot! So if I do enjoy them I will have lots to keep me busy for a while :) 2y
RachLovesTV Yes!!! Her books are fantastic!! Like @cobwebmoth I also love the Harper Hall Trilogy (starts with Dragonsong). 2y
laurenbescoby Love Anne McCaffrey! A lot of her stuff is Sci-fi. This is my favourite. 2y
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Jamesfahyauthor
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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I think Anne McCaffrey writes the best dragons. The skies of Pern series is just timeless. But here's a random dragon illustration as I'm tackling not a mythical beast, but the equally daunting task of tidying the garden for fall

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Ashley_Nicoletto
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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My super cute sister made this for me!

"I'm not a bookworm. I'm a book dragon."

Check that tiny dragon out. ??

DiruVamp Love that! 2y
kylienoele This is the best!! 2y
Puredragonstar I love this! So great! I love the saying, I want to make it on a T-shirt! 2y
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JennyReadsBooks
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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I love finding notes, letters, and inscriptions in used books. This one, which a friend of mine came across, is particularly epic. And awkward. Epically awkward? #inscriptions #booknotes #foundinabook #awkward #dragonridersofpern #annemccafferey #whatsthestory #usedbooks

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Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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scaifea
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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One of those gawky-girl-who-doesn't-realize-she's-actually-really-amazing type stories. It's good, but not the best of its kind. I enjoyed it, but not enough to scramble for the next in the series.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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DebinHawaii Great stack! 📚💚 3y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 3y
merelybookish Pretty! 3y
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BarbaraJean Gorgeous! 3y
celtichik Beautiful! 3y
CassandraWebb I have squire, the never ending story and poison study, I wonder if my covers are all green too?! 3y
CrowCAH That's quite the leaning tower stack! 3y
Bette Nice progression 👍💚📚 3y
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Sue
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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I may have gone a little nutty ordering from Book Depository in recent weeks, but the bookmarks they have been sending along have been great. Imogen finished colouring this one tonight - doesn't it look great?!

Laura317 Love the 🐲🐉!!! 3y
LazyOwl Looks great 3y
bookdrunkard78 I love this! Looks great! 3y
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Soubhiville Cool! Do they send free bookmarks? I haven't looked at their website yet because I know I'll order too much 😜 3y
britt_brooke Love it! 3y
Robothugs @Soubhiville you always get a free bookmark with every package 😊 (edited) 3y
Cinfhen You did an awesome job and cheers for Book Depository ❤️🎉🎉 3y
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WordWaller
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Hi, apparently when ALL THE THINGS are frustrating and my brain needs a break from reading (whaaaaat) I play SUPER outdated video games. And I suck at them. But gosh darn if my 10-year-old self is not determined to finally beat this 👊😂😭😂

readinginthedark 😂Oh, Spyro! 3y
RanaElizabeth Haha, this is awesome! 3y
Bookworm54 I used to love this (and also suck at it)! I am excited for the remastered crash bandicoot 😍 3y
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Beachesnbooks Omg I used to love Spyro! I'm so terrible at video games but this one was amazing 3y
Broke_Girl_Reads Yaaaas spyro 3y
Samwise_Gamgee Omg I want to play now!!! 3y
WordWaller @bookworm54 whaaaaaaat remastered crash bandicoot???? Oh hell yes. I need that. But I don't have anything more updated than my PS2 I got at a garage sale😂 3y
WordWaller @Beachesnbooks yes. Yes it is. I wasn't even allowed to own video games as a kid so I got this from my husband for my 24th birthday and it was honestly the best present EVER 3y
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juliannebenford
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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#herebedragons (belatedly)! I loved this series as a teen but can't entirely recommend it as an adult. The basic idea is great, but there's so much about the world that either doesn't make sense or is really problematic and the later books written by her son are just awful. Last time I read Dragonsong, though, I cried. It's the story of Menolly, a girl who loves music but isn't allowed to make it, and the dragons that set her free. #photoadaynov16

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Larkken
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Delayed #outofthisworld entry... I remember finding the late, great Anne McCaffrey in middle school and transitioning from straight fantasy to scifi/fantasy with this book. Also, that cover illustration! ❤️😍✨ #booktober

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ReadingOver50
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Day 23 my favorite female character is Menolly from Anne McCaffrey's Harper Hall of Pern series. McCaffrey wrote several strong female characters, but Menolly really spoke to my teenage self. I can't count how many times I reread this series. #favefemalecharacter #augustofpages

moranadatter Yes! Love Menolly! 3y
Crash I've reread this series so many times growing up. 3y
marixa I have these exact same books! Yes, Menolly was awesome! 3y
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YvonneES Loved these💕💕 3y
Ellsbeth I ❤️🐉. Pern is such a great world. 3y
aubergine123 Me too. Read them so many times. 3y
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youngish-adult
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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When (if) I ever finish the 1100 page Wise Man's Fear, I bought a bunch of Dragonriders of Pern books. Looking forward to checking them out!

BookFreakOut Those are great reads! 3y
Lylah I have a ton of them too! I kept collecting them super cheap from used bookstores but haven't gotten around to reading them. 3y
Ubergeekygirl I've only read the first but I'd definitely like to read more, though you should finish the Rothfuss book! it's one of my favorite! Heh. So good! 3y
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Kel
Dragonsong | Anne McCaffrey
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Menolly is a strong girl, though Anne doesn't push the "strong female character" archetype on me as some other authors do. Menolly asks for help when she knows she needs it, whether from a man or a woman. Slow-paced, but that was part of the charm. Also the fire lizards are amazing creatures.