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A String in the Harp
Contributor(s): Bond, Nancy
ISBN: 1416927719     ISBN-13: 9781416927716
Publisher: Aladdin
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: December 2006
Annotation: In an ideal blend of absorbing fantasy and realistic fiction, A String in the Harp tells the story of 12-year-old Pete Morgan who, on a visit to Wales, finds a harp key that shows him scenes from the life of the ancient bard Taliesin. Set in both present-day and ancient Wales, this Newbery Honor title has become a contemporary classic.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Brothers and sisters; Fiction.
Time travel; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Family
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2007000555
Lexile Measure: 810
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.25" W x 1.00" (0.56 lbs) 370 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 140
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 17.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
"A family in ancient bard...a harp key that brings them together..."

When fifteen-year-old Jen Morgan flies to Wales to spend Christmas with her family, she's not expecting much from the holiday. A year after her mother's sudden death, her father seems preoccupied by the teaching job that has brought him and Jen's younger siblings to Wales for the year. Her brother, Peter, is alternately hostile and sullen, and her sister, Becky, misses Jen terribly.

Then Peter tells Jen he's found a strange artifact, a harp key that shows him pictures from the life of Taliesin, the great bard whose life in sixth-century Wales has been immortalized in legend. At first Jen doesn't believe him, but when the key's existence -- and its strange properties -- become known to the wider world, the Morgans must act together against a threat to the key...and to their family.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1996 February #4)
"Readers will brook no interruption once they become immersed in the sustained magic" of this 1977 Newbery Honor Book about a boy who travels back in time to the 1500s, said PW. Ages 10-14. (Mar.) Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information.