Dragonsong

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Thorndike Press, 1998 - Fiction - 253 pages
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Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.

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User Review  - Cecrow - LibraryThing

A simple coming of age story set in the world of Pern, but well told and with that special 'warm fuzzies' quality. Menolly is a talented musician born in the wrong place - a Hold dedicated entirely to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ailinel - LibraryThing

The first book in the Harper Hall Trilogy (third in the Dragonriders of Pern series, though it stands alone) centers around the girl Menolly, a talented musician whose only close friend, her mentor ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

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