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  • Published: New York ; Atheneum, 1971.
  • Year Published: 1971
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 163 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 840

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  • 0689316844
  • 1416509623 :
  • 0689845359 :
  • 0553273310 (pbk.) :
  • 0553228072 (pbk.) :
  • 0689845367 (pbk.)

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The tombs of Atuan

by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929- .

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Call number: Teen Fiction, R Newbery Honor 1972, Fantasy

Available Copies: Traverwood Adult

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Arha's isolated existence as high priestess in the tombs of Atuan is jarred by a thief who seeks a special treasure.

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My favorite, too

There is something very special about this story. You may want to read "A Wizard of Earthsea" first, but you don't have to to enjoy this story.

My Favorite Earthsea Book

When I read the "Wizard of Earthsea" as a kid, this was the book I loved best of the series, which is strange because it's an odd entry. The story centers on a girl who is being raised to be a high priestess and the guardian of a sacred underground maze. One day she notices that someone is in the maze. This someone turns out to be the Wizard Ged, purportedly the main character of the series, but we only see him in glimpses as the heroine of this book peeks at him through peepholes. Should she help this stranger or not? I think I may have been intrigued by this child, who was in many ways powerless, finding herself in a position of power over an adult, and having to decide how to use that power.

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