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Menolly needs more than music's power to make it as a Harper in the second book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey's beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series. In the world of Pern, Harpers are more powerful than kings, for the music they play can control the minds of others. For young Menolly, her dreams of becoming a Harper have nothing to do with power, but rather her love of music. Now she is finally living out her musical dreams as an apprentice Harper, but it's turning out to be more challenging than she thought. Formerly forbidden to study music because of her gender, Menolly quickly encounters hostility from a number of her male peers and masters. With the help of new friends, teachers, and her nine tiny, colorful dragons, Menolly finds that her musical talents may be stronger than anyone could imagine.
Publisher: New York, New York ;, Toronto :, Aladdin,, 2016.
Edition: Aladdin hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©1977
ISBN: 9781481448628
Characteristics: 264 pages :,map ;,22 cm.


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Imagine having a dragon for a friend: powerful and perhaps capricious, but with your best interests at heart. I have a favourite dragon friend book for every age. For younger readers (maybe 8 and up) I recommend Patricia Wrede’s Dealing with Dragons series, about a Princess who decides she’d rather live with the dragons than the princes. As a teenager, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonsinger was my very favourite book. Once I read it through twice on the same day. Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight is one of the best dragon friend books for adults, and there are plenty of other books set in her world, Pern, to keep you busy for a while. (Submitted by Rebecca).

Apr 22, 2018

Good storyline. Pretty tame. I would recommend the first 2 books of the trilogy. I did not finish the 3rd book.

Sep 25, 2017

I have alrady read dragondrums and dragonsong out of order, but I cant wait to read this one. anyway I got started with anne mccaffreys work when I found a book in the garbage, wich was dragons dawn, and one of the oldest copies of dragondrums and I got hooked, so I cant wait to read this one!

Aug 04, 2012

I've re-read this trilogy over the past 2 days and it's just as good now as it was when I found it years ago when first published. Love, love love Menolly!! She's stronger than she realizes she is!

And yes, I want a fire lizard or 3

Jun 12, 2012

This is one of those books that even though I re-read it more than 20 times it's just as good when I'm 36 is it was when I was 12 and I still cry in all the same places.

Jan 28, 2011

by Anne McCaffrey c- 1977

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Jun 12, 2012

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Jun 12, 2012

Menolly has been found and moved with her firelizards to Harper Hall to learn more about music. She's the only girl Harper though and must overcome sexist assumptions, and make new friends.


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