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The Resource The brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan

The brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan

Label
The brides of Rollrock Island
Title
The brides of Rollrock Island
Statement of responsibility
Margo Lanagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On remote Rollrock Island, men go to sea to make their livings--and to catch their wives. The witch Misskaella knows the way of drawing a girl from the heart of a seal, of luring the beauty out of the beast. And for a price a man may buy himself a lovely sea-wife. He may have and hold and keep her. And he will tell himself that he is her master. But from his first look into those wide, questioning, liquid eyes, he will be just as transformed as she. He will be equally ensnared. And the witch will have her true payment"--
Member of
Summary
Lured by the witch Misskaella, who possesses secrets for luring beautiful sea-wives from their underwater homes and transforming them out of their sealskins, a fisherman on remote Rollrock Island becomes the witch's victim when he falls desperately in love with the woman he has captured.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Aurealis Awards, Best Fantasy Novel, 2012.
  • Aurealis Awards, Best Young Adult Novel, 2012.
  • Barbara Jefferis Award, 2014.
  • Children's Book of the Year Award for Older Readers (Children's Book Council of Australia), 2013.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
  • Ditmar Award, 2013.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Young Adult category, 2012.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10083454
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lanagan, Margo
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
950
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.L216
LC item number
Br 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
950
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witches
  • Selkies
  • Magic
  • Islands
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
  • Witches
  • Selkies
  • Magic
  • Islands
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9780375969195
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2011047466
System control number
(OCoLC)714724512
Label
The brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9780375969195
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2011047466
System control number
(OCoLC)714724512

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