The Dragonfly Pool

The Dragonfly Pool

Book - 2008
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Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more unusual and interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and she soon falls in love with its eccentric staff and pupils. Now she's even organizing an exciting school trip to the kingdom of Bergania . . . although Tally never expected to meet the prince. Prince Karil hates his life at the palace and he is only truly happy when he escapes to the dragonfly pool, a remote spot in the forests of Bergania. Then Karil meets a feisty English girl who brings the promise of adventure. But his country is under threat, and the prince soon looks to his new friend Tally for survival as well as friendship . . .
Publisher: London : Macmillan Children's, 2008.
ISBN: 9780230704589
Branch Call Number: J IBB


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Aug 22, 2017

***** This is one of the books I will not soon forget and is reflective of our times more than 75 years after World War II. The real friendship between Tally and Karil, those who discount such a friendship between an ordinary girl and a young prince and the bullies on both sides of the war who steal people's souls, held me reading the book, hoping that Karil and Tally realize their friendship is real.

CoreneBee Aug 08, 2014

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

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

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

@ 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

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 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 15, 2012

janari99 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

VeganGreen Sep 24, 2009

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


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Jul 19, 2011

Awesome book!!!!!!!!


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