A String in the Harp

A String in the Harp Review

In an ideal blend of absorbing fantasy and realistic fiction, A String in the Harp tells the story of 12-year-old Pete Morgan who, on a visit to Wales, finds a harp key that shows him scenes from the life of the ancient bard Taliesin. Set in both pre...

Title:A String in the Harp
Edition Language:English

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  • Caroline

    A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond is one of those novels I love so much it almost hurts. It concerns the Morgan family – Jen, Peter and Becky - who, after their mother is killed in car crash, move ...

  • Trina

    I picked this one up in my meanderings through past Newbery Award and Newbery Honor winners. I'm beginning to think that the main criteria for Newbery's is that they include children dealing with some...

  • Kevin Xu

    This book is about the aftermath of 3 siblings when their mom dies, and 2 of them has to stay with their dad in Ireland, while the oldest stays back to live with their aunt and uncle in New England, b...

  • Patti

    While searching the bookshelves of my librarian daughter for a book to read I came across the 1976 Newberry Honor Award Winner, "A String in the Harp." In this book, we find a family torn apart emotio...

  • Alex

    Ahh, I had SO much fun reading this book! It was like a long vacation in Susan Cooper's Wales.So, I got this one at a garage sale because it was a Newberry Honor book. It's high Welsh fantasy in the v...

  • Melody

    I loved this book and found myself bitterly regretting not having read it when I was 12. It is the perfect book for the 12-year-old me, but it was also pretty great for the 44-year-old me. Bond weaves...

  • Greg Fishbone

    I read this 1977 Newbery Honor Book shortly after Enchantress from the Stars and found myself wondering why the Newbery Committees hate mothers so much. Surely anybody's who's looked into the "dead mo...

  • Becky

    This was one of those books that made me smile to finish it... and then sigh, because I'd made several friends within these pages, and now they're leaving to return to the magical, homey lands of the ...

  • Vivian

    Clueless as to how this earned a Newbery Honor back in 1977. It had so much potential to flesh out into a good story. Sigh.What I liked: set in Wales, referenced Taliesen-- a 6th century bard (http://...

  • Caro

    As a new children's librarian, I read this when it first came out and loved it. This time around, I found it very slow. I was also taken aback that the 15-year-old daughter becomes the family housekee...