The Resource Deerskin

Deerskin

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Deerskin
Title
Deerskin
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Subject
Summary
From the Newbery Medal–winning author of The Hero and the Crown: the story of a princess who flees her father's unwanted attention and finds an unexpected new life. Princess Lissla Lissar is the only child of the king and his queen, who was the most beautiful woman in seven kingdoms. Everyone loved the splendid king and his matchless queen so much that no one had any attention to spare for the princess, who grew up in seclusion, listening to the tales her nursemaid told about her magnificent parents. But the queen takes ill of a mysterious wasting disease and on her deathbed extracts a strange promise from her husband: "I want you to promise me . . . you will only marry someone as beautiful as I was." The king is crazy with grief at her loss, and slow to regain both his wits and his strength. But on Lissar's seventeenth birthday, two years after the queen's death, there is a grand ball, and everyone present looks at the princess in astonishment and whispers to their neighbors, How like her mother she is! On the day after the ball, the king announces that he is to marry again—and that his bride is the princess Lissla Lissar, his own daughter. Lissar, physically broken, half mad, and terrified, flees her father's lust with her one loyal friend, her sighthound, Ash. It is the beginning of winter as they journey into the mountains—and on the night when it begins to snow, they find a tiny, deserted cabin with the makings of a fire ready-laid in the hearth. Thus begins Lissar's long, profound, and demanding journey away from treachery and pain and horror, to trust and love and healing
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McKinley, Robin
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Mythology
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Deerskin
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3c9acce5-9b89-4537-b2fb-0c3e13a32879
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781497673670
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Deerskin
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3c9acce5-9b89-4537-b2fb-0c3e13a32879
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781497673670
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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