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The Mark of the Dragonfly
by Jaleigh Johnson and Kim Mai Guest

Overview - For fans of Frozen , The City of Ember , and The School of Good and Evil , the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fast-paced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy, set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous.  Read more...


 

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Overview

For fans of Frozen, The City of Ember, and The School of Good and Evil, the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fast-paced 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 doesn't remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she's from the Dragonfly Territories and that she's 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 prospect—everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed 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 middle-grade debut...[is] a page-turner 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 plot—there 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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  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Gr
  • Date: Mar 2014
 
Reviews

[STAR] "This magnetic middle-grade debut...[is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal." - -Publishers Weekly, starred

[STAR] "Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum." - -Kirkus Reviews, starred

[STAR] "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

"[Johnson's] page-turning novel takes the reader on a heart-thumping adventure filled with rich, imaginative characters." - -BookPage

"Part Firefly and part Kenneth Oppel's Airborn,...appealing characters and lots of action make it a good choice for young adventure readers." - -Booklist

 
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