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Title:
Dragondrums
ISBN:
9780689306853

9781416964919

9780689860256

9780553131895
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum, 1979.
Physical Description:
240 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Summary:
When his boy soprano voice begins to change, Piemur is drafted by Masterharper Robinton to help with political work and is sent on missions that lead him into unusual and sometimes dangerous adventures.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.5 12.0 6912.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.5 17 Quiz: 03307 Guided reading level: NR.
Audience:
1120 Lexile.
Holds:

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Summary

In the world of Pern, Harpers with great musical ability are held in extreme regard. This is why the young, mischievous Piemur carries himself with so much pride, for he sings like an angel. But when his voice begins to change, Piemur loses all confidence and questions his role within Harper Hall.

Incapable of singing, Piemur is sent on various errands by Masterharper Robinton, including the task of learning the complicated beats of the messenger drums, Piemur has no clue of the grand adventures that await him, and he'll need to find the courage within himself to survive.


Author Notes

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952.

Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952.

Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 6-10. On Pern, Menolly is accidently locked out of the safety of the Sea Hold during a dreaded ``Thread'' storm. Taking refuge in a cave she witnesses the hatching of fire lizards (small, winged lizards related to the larger dragons on Pern) and bonds with nine of the hatchlings. The world of Pern, the bonding of fire lizards with humans, and the struggles of the apprentices are vividly portrayed in McCaffrey's trilogy.


Booklist Review

Gr. 6-10. On Pern, Menolly is accidently locked out of the safety of the Sea Hold during a dreaded ``Thread'' storm. Taking refuge in a cave she witnesses the hatching of fire lizards (small, winged lizards related to the larger dragons on Pern) and bonds with nine of the hatchlings. The world of Pern, the bonding of fire lizards with humans, and the struggles of the apprentices are vividly portrayed in McCaffrey's trilogy.