Travel Light (Peapod Classics) (Paperback)

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Travel Light is the story of Halla, a girl born to a king but cast out onto the hills to die. She lives among bears; she lives among dragons. But the time of dragons is passing, and Odin All-Father offers Halla a choice: Will she stay dragonish and hoard wealth and possessions, or will she travel light?
--Amal El-Mohtar, NPR, You Must Read This

From the dark ages to modern times, from the dragons of medieval forests to Constantinople, this is a fantastic and philosophical fairy-tale journey that will appeal to fans of Harry Potter, Diana Wynne Jones, and T. H. White's The Sword in the Stone.

No one knows better how to spin a fairy tale than Naomi Mitchison."--The Observer

Read it now.--Ursula K. Le Guin

You will love this book.--Holly Black

The enchantments of Travel Light contain more truth, more straight talking, a grittier, harder-edged view of the world than any of the mundane descriptions of daily life you will find in ... science fiction stories.
-- Paul Kincaid, SF Site

A gem of a book.
-- Strange Horizons

Every page is full of magic and wonder....well worth seeking out.-- Rambles

Combines the best of Rowling and Pullman, being full of magic and fantasy with the hard edge of reality sharp at its edges.
-- The New Review/

About the Author

Naomi Mitchison, author of over 70 books, died in 1999 at the age of 101. She was born in, and lived in, Scotland but traveled widely throughout the world. In the 1960s she was adopted as adviser and mother of the Bakgatla tribe in Botswana.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781931520140
ISBN-10: 1931520143
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2005
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Peapod Classics