Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale

Donna Jo Napoli
history, young adult
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale - Donna Jo Napoli

Melkorka is a princess, the first daughter of a magnificent kingdom in mediæval Ireland – but all of this is lost the day she is kidnapped and taken aboard a marauding slave ship. Thrown into a world that she has never known, alongside people that her former country's laws regarded as less than human, Melkorka is forced to learn quickly how to survive. Taking a vow of silence, however, she finds herself an object of fascination to her captors and masters, and soon realizes that any power, no matter how little, can make a difference.

Based on an ancient Icelandic saga, award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli has crafted a heartbreaking story of a young girl who must learn to forget all that she knows and carve out a place for herself in a new world – all without speaking a word.

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Release date: 2007
Genres: history, young adult
Average rating: 10.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 29, 2021