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Hush

An Irish Princess' Tale

By Donna Jo Napoli

Simon Pulse, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780689861796, 340pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Description
A silent girl.
An awesome power.
Melkorka is an Irish princess, the first daughter of a magnificent kingdom -- but this all changes the day she is kidnapped and taken aboard a marauding slave ship. Trapped in a world both unfamiliar and cruel, Melkorka finds that her powerlessness gives her clarity. That she is the master of what she says. Choosing to take a vow of silence, Melkorka becomes an object of fascination to her captors. And then she realizes that any power, no matter how little, can make a difference.


About the Author
Donna Jo Napoli is the author of more than fifty books for children, including many picture books and novels for tweens and teens. Some of her most popular books are Zel, Beast, Ugly, Bound, and Stones in Water. Donna Jo lives in Pennsylvania with her family.


Praise For Hush

"Spellbinding."
-- Kirkus, starred review