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The hero and the crown, Robin McKinley, (electronic resource)

Label
The hero and the crown
Title
The hero and the crown
Statement of responsibility
Robin McKinley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Robin McKinley's Newbery Medal-winning novel, an outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm Aerin is an outcast in her own father's court, daughter of the foreign woman who, it was rumored, was a witch, and enchanted the king to marry her. She makes friends with her father's lame, retired warhorse, Talat, and discovers an old, overlooked, and dangerously imprecise recipe for dragon-fire-proof ointment in a dusty corner of her father's library. Two years, many canter circles to the left to strengthen Talat's weak leg, and many burnt twigs (and a few fingers) secretly experimenting with the ointment recipe later, Aerin is present when someone comes from an outlying village to report a marauding dragon to the king. Aerin slips off alone to fetch her horse, her sword, and her fireproof ointment . . . But modern dragons, while formidable opponents fully capable of killing a human being, are small and accounted vermin. There is no honor in killing dragons. The great dragons are a tale out of ancient history. That is, until the day that the king is riding out at the head of an army. A weary man on an exhausted horse staggers into the courtyard where the king's troop is assembled: "The Black Dragon has come . . . Maur, who has not been seen for generations, the last of the great dragons, great as a mountain. Maur has awakened."
Summary
Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Newbery Medal, 1985.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1985
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
079597
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The hero and the crown, Robin McKinley, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11550303
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11550303
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497673656
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11550303
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11550303
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The hero and the crown, Robin McKinley, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11550303
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11550303
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497673656
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11550303
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11550303
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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