Enchantress from the Stars

Enchantress from the Stars

By Sylvia Louise Engdahl; Lois Lowry (Foreword by)

Firebird, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780142500378, 288pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2003

Description

Elana, a member of an interstellar civilization on a mission to a medieval planet, becomes the key to a dangerous plan to turn back an invasion. How can she help the Andrecians, who still believe in magic and superstition, without revealing her own alien powers? At the same time, Georyn, the son of an Andrecian woodcutter, knows only that there is a dragon in the enchanted forest, and he must defeat it. He sees Elana as the Enchantress from the Stars who has come to test him, to prove he is worthy. One of the few science fiction books to win a Newbery Honor, this novel will enthrall teenage and adult readers.



About the Author
Sylvia Louise Engdahl is the author of six novels published between 1970 and 1981, of which "Enchantress from the Stars" was the first. It was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1971, and the “ Phoenix Award” in 1990. Ms. Engdahl currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.


Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association s Children s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com.