A String in the Harp

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Aladdin Paperbacks, 1976 - Juvenile Fiction - 370 pages
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In an ideal blend of absorbing fantasy and realistic fiction, A String in the Harp tells the story of 12-year-old Pete Morgan who, on a visit to Wales, finds a harp key that shows him scenes from the life of the ancient bard Taliesin. Set in both present-day and ancient Wales, this Newbery Honor title has become a contemporary classic.

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

This won a Newbery award in the '70s, but it is not a book for the ages. You could make a pretty rowdy drinking game out of this book, if you drank whenever David, the father, known by his first name ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

I loved this book and found myself bitterly regretting not having read it when I was 12. It is the perfect book for the 12-year-old me, but it was also pretty great for the 44-year-old me. Bond weaves ... Read full review


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Nancy Bond is the author of a number of books for young readers, including "The Voyage Begun, " a "Boston Globe"-Horn Book Award Honor Book; "A Place to Come Back To, " an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a Booklist Editor's Choice; and "Truth to Tell." She wrote after attending library school in a Welsh town outside of Aberstwyth, the book's setting. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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