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Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine; the New York Times bestseller Spindle's End; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Rose Daughter; and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.
The first time I read this book, when I reached the last page, I turned to the first page and started to read it again. I have read it many times since and love it every time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SDetaga
This was so good. I have pulled into the world so quickly I had to set timers to get myself to stop reading! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Danielle Curtis
I read the Berkeley edition of this paperback back in 1983 and still have the original. Battered, dog-eared and yellow but it remains a favourite of mine to re-read. Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2005
I Love this story I is a true classic and a wonderful adventure. Harri is my favorite character in any book she is wonderful to read about and thank you Robin for giving her life.Published on Sept. 28 2004 by Watchgirl
I simply could not put this fascinating book down. After a bit of a slow start with tons of descriptions of the stodgy, dull, orange growing colony Daria, the book really took off. Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by returntosorrento
Harry Crewe, an orphan living in a desert manor, is stolen away by a band of desert nomads to fulfill her "destiny"-to wield the legendary Blue Sword and defeat the vicious... Read morePublished on July 2 2004
Once again, McKinley spins a nice story with a fairy tale feel, a strong but not perfect heroine, and the usual Good Conquers All ending. Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Essay
I have just started reading this book about 3 or 4 days ago, and I'm at page 40 something. But so far this book is great!! Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2004 by Vulgar Pigeon