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The Blue Sword

McKinley, Robin (Book - 1982 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.
Authors: McKinley, Robin
Title: The blue sword
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c1982.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 272 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.
Audience: 1030
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Medal Honor Book, 1983
Newbery Honor, 1983
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 69 10230
Accelerated Reader AR 68 10170
ISBN: 0688009387
0441012000
9780441012008
0441068804
Statement of Responsibility: Robin McKinley
Study Program: Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.9 23.0 Quiz: 01381 Guided reading level: Y.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.8 17.0 Quiz: 106.
Subject Headings: Fantasy.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Topical Term: Fantasy.
LCCN: 82002895
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Dec 26, 2013
  • fotocrazyme rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book! It is a little slow to start out but hang in there because it's totally worth it.

Sep 12, 2013
  • julia_sedai rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was fantastic! I loved the story line and the characters. It was a bit slow in the beginning, but not in a bad way. She was building up the setting and getting the reader used to where the characters live. And then there is a clash of two worlds in which the setting is completely changed. She is such a great writer - I am reading through all her books right now and am enjoying every one.

Apr 16, 2013
  • JCLEmilyW rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Our awkward young heroine Harry Crewe is swept into the magical yet realistic world of a nomadic, horse-breeding, desert-dwelling people in the land of Damar. Engaging adventures and memorable characters make this one of my favorite fantasy reads.

Feb 07, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A strong heroine, a plot full of adventure, and an interesting world as the setting define this award winning story. My only wish was that it was longer, paced slower, and that the author took more time to describe the things happening.

Aug 27, 2012
  • Violet_Butterfly_31 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fun and interesting story. As expected of Robin Mckinely, a great book.

Aug 24, 2012
  • rixonkarla rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There's a reason this book often shows up on lists of best YA books of all time, and that reason is that it's amazing.

This is my favourite book of all time :) The only book I've read more than 15 times!

Feb 02, 2012
  • AdrielVagn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A lovely story I've read many times.

I really loved this book. The author created a wonderful world and characters that had me turning pages til the end. The endidng was awsome and left me satisfied.

Jul 30, 2011
  • thewordsmith1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so unlike anything I've ever read that it kept me turning every page, with magic springing up everywhere, a heroine that is easily relatable to, and a land where anything can happen. I loved the ending as well, leaving me very satisfied with the story. It's one of my favorites.

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An orphan girl named Harry Crewe is kidnapped by the Hillfolk King, Corlath. He takes her deep into his desert world where she learns the art of war discovers her hidden connection to his people.

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