The Mark of the Dragonfly

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By Jaleigh Johnson
Publisher Yearling
The Mark of the Dragonfly
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For fans of The City of Ember and The School of Good and Evil, the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fastpaced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy, set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous. Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields. The girl doesnt remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that shes from the Dragonfly Territories and that shes protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home. The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospecteveryone knows that getting past the peculiar greeneyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible. Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey.Praise for The Mark of the Dragonfly: This magnetic middlegrade debutis a pageturner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal.Publishers Weekly, Starred Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum. Kirkus Reviews, Starred A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic...Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.School Library Journal, Starred A complex and impeccably developed plotthere is plenty to recommend in this novel.The Bulletin Appealing characters and lots of action make it a good choice for young adventure readers.Booklist

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91567 words91,567 words
400 pages400 pages
Lexile 820LLexile 820L
Grade 4 to 8Grade 4 to 8
Published 2015Published 2015

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