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The Resource The Hero and the Crown

The Hero and the Crown

Label
The Hero and the Crown
Title
The Hero and the Crown
Statement of responsibility
Robin McKinley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm—in this "utterly engrossing" Newbery Medal–winning fantasy (The New York Times). Aerin is an outcast in her own father's court, daughter of the foreign woman who, it was rumored, was a witch, and enchanted the king to marry her. She makes friends with her father's lame, retired warhorse, Talat, and discovers an old, overlooked, and dangerously imprecise recipe for dragon-fire-proof ointment in a dusty corner of her father's library. Two years, many canter circles to the left to strengthen Talat's weak leg, and many burnt twigs (and a few fingers) secretly experimenting with the ointment recipe later, Aerin is present when someone comes from an outlying village to report a marauding dragon to the king. Aerin slips off alone to fetch her horse, her sword, and her fireproof ointment . . . But modern dragons, while formidable opponents fully capable of killing a human being, are small and accounted vermin. There is no honor in killing dragons. The great dragons are a tale out of ancient history. That is, until the day that the king is riding out at the head of an army. A weary man on an exhausted horse staggers into the courtyard where the king's troop is assembled: "The Black Dragon has come . . . Maur, who has not been seen for generations, the last of the great dragons, great as a mountain. Maur has awakened."
Summary
Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Newbery Medal, 1985.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1985
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079597
Cataloging source
DLC
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McKinley, Robin
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fantasy
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Hero and the Crown
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:eed7fffc-e283-4a9d-9db0-140201e55052
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781497673656
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Hero and the Crown
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:eed7fffc-e283-4a9d-9db0-140201e55052
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781497673656
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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