The Dragonfly Pool

Ibbotson, Eva

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Dragonfly Pool
"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, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0525420649
Branch Call Number: J IBBOTSO
Characteristics: 377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hawkes, Kevin


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Aug 08, 2014
  • CoreneBee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • biggles26 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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
  • SilverSparrow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • tashi13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

@ 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
  • fumiaxana1998 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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Dec 27, 2013
  • biggles26 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

biggles26 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 15, 2012
  • janari99 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

janari99 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Sep 24, 2009
  • VeganGreen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13


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Jul 19, 2011
  • directioner4life rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book!!!!!!!!


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