Oracle by Jackie French
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Jackie French


By (author) See other recent books by Jackie French
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...

Oracle by Jackie French

Book Description

Nikko lives in a small farming village in Greece near the stronghold of Mycenae in 1200 BC. When his sister Thetis is born, Nikko rescues her from the hillside where she has been abandoned, setting off an unforeseen chain of events. Thetis survives the trauma of her birth but is rendered mute until the age of five, when the gift of speech is given to her; but she can only tell the truth, which soon proves to be a double-edged sword. When the villagers try to double-cross the king's tribute gatherers, Nikko and Thetis are sent to the Mycenean court to be trained as entertainers for the king. There they meet Euridice, a horse dancer from the North, and forge an enduring friendship. When Thetis's prophecy of disaster comes true, and Mycenae is hit by an earthquake, she disappears. Nikko and Euridice flee in search of her. Nikko eventually finds Thetis in Delphi, where she is now installed as Oracle, set to fulfil her destiny. But danger still lurks in the shape of the new Mycaenean king, who wants her back at court to foretell his future...

Buy Oracle book by Jackie French from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780732288402
ISBN-10: 0732288401
Classification: Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format: Paperback (130mm x 197mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: Australia

Other Editions...

Customers who bought this also bought...

You might also like...

Willow by Tonya Cherie Hegamin Willow by Tonya Cherie Hegamin

In 1848, Willow, a fifteen-year-old educated slave girl, faces an inconceivable choice--between bondage and freedom, family and love--as free born, seventeen-year-old Cato, a black man, takes it upon himself to sneak as many fugitive slaves to freedom as he can on the Mason-Dixon Line.

Amazing Grace by Nancy Kelly Allen Amazing Grace by Nancy Kelly Allen

In 1944, when her father is drafted to serve in World War II, eleven-year-old Grace, her mother, and her little brother move to her grandmother's house in Ashland, Kentucky, where Grace plants a victory garden, buys Saving Stamps, and volunteers with the Red Cross.

Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle

Quebrado has been traded from pirate ship to ship in the Caribbean Sea for as long as he can remember. Now the pirate captain Bernardino de Talavera uses Quebrado as a translator to help navigate the worlds and words between his mother's Taino Indian language and his father's Spanish.

Through the Skylight by Ian Baucom Through the Skylight by Ian Baucom

Living temporarily in Venice, three American siblings uncover a mystery surrounding magical objects, an Arabian Nights book, and animals that can walk in and out of paintings.

» View more books like these...

Books By Author Jackie French

Good Dog, Hank! by Jackie French Good Dog, Hank!, Hardback (June 2014)

This is the story of a dog called Hank, who obeys all the rules ... by interpreting them in his own way. A very funny and affectionately warm picture book about a dog who is convinced he is doing the right thing - and a family who love him, no matter what. Ages: 3+

» View all books by Jackie French


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Oracle book by Jackie French and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jackie French close
Good Dog, Hank! by Jackie French
Hairy-Nosed Wombats Find a New Home by Jackie French
Day to Remember by Jackie French
Fire by Jackie French
The Road to Gundagai by Jackie French
Wombat Goes to School by Jackie French
Let the Land Speak by Jackie French
Christmas Wombat by Jackie French
Jackie French's Guide to Companion Planting by Jackie French
Refuge by Jackie French
Dinosaurs Love Cheese by Jackie French
Girl from Snowy River by Jackie French
Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French
Christmas Wombat by Jackie French
Queen Victoria's Christmas by Jackie French
Dingo by Jackie French
Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French
Day to Remember by Jackie French
Gorilla Grab by Jackie French
Elephant Alert by Jackie French
» close