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ISBN13: 9780525420644
ISBN10: 0525420649
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At first Tally doesnt want to go to the boarding school called Delderton. But she soon discovers that it is a wonderful place where freedom and selfexpression 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 Karils father is assassinated, it is up to Tally and her friends to help Karil escape the Nazis and the bleak future he has inherited.

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While attending a folk dance festival in Bergania in the summer of 1939, Tally befriends Karil, the crown prince. After Karil's father is assassinated, Tally and her friends help Karil escape the Nazis and the bleak future he has inherited. Illustrations.

About the Author

Eva Ibbotson based Delderton on a boarding school she attended as a child. Today she lives in northern England.

Kevin Hawkes lives in Gorham, Maine.

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Melissa Fox, February 9, 2009 (view all comments by Melissa Fox)
Set in 1939 England -- and bordering on historical "fantasy" -- this is a superbly written look at a young girl, Tally, and her open heart, willingness to tackle just about any problem, and her relationship with a young prince. I suppose some would say that Ibbotson glossed over World War II (it kind of just happens), but I don't think this can rightly be called a war book; rather, it's more about friendship and duty and class and choosing one's own path than adventure and romance (though there is adventure; romance is pretty understated). Ibbotson's writing drew me into the book and held me there (even though I did the pickup-putdown dance quite a bit); I thoroughly enjoyed the alternate world, as well as the delightful characters, that she created. Perfectly lovely.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525420644
Publisher:
Dutton Juvenile
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Illustrator:
Hawkes, Kevin
Author:
Ibbotson, Eva
Author:
Hawkes, Kevin
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Europe
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080904
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.78x6.68x1.26 in. 1.29 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 416 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525420644 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , While attending a folk dance festival in Bergania in the summer of 1939, Tally befriends Karil, the crown prince. After Karil's father is assassinated, Tally and her friends help Karil escape the Nazis and the bleak future he has inherited. Illustrations.
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