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Ibbotson, Eva.
THE DRAGONFLY POOL
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2008
IL YA
ISBN 0525420649
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Tally is eleven and lives in London with her father who is a doctor.  It is 1939, and war against Hitler is likely to come.   Many children are sent away to the country from London to be safer.  Tally is sent away to school at Delderton.  At first Tally does not want to go away but finds life at Delderton to her liking.  She reads about the country of Bergania and wants nothing more to visit this peaceful and beautiful place.  When Tally discovers that the 1939 International folk dancing festival is to be held in Bergania she organizes a folk dance troupe at Delderton so that her school can participate.   In Bergania she meets crown price Karil who wishes to have ordinary friends and would like to attend a school like Delderton.   Karlís father is killed by an assassin and Tally and her friends help Prince Karl escape from the Naziís.  Will Karil get his wish of a normal life in England?    (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:     Boarding schools -- Fiction.
                        Dance companies -- Fiction.
                        Princes -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

 
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