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The Resource Acorna : the unicorn girl, Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball

Acorna : the unicorn girl, Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball

Label
Acorna : the unicorn girl
Title
Acorna
Title remainder
the unicorn girl
Statement of responsibility
Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • She was just a little girl. With a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny-looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers: the ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal scars and broken bones. A trio of grizzled prospectors found her drifting in an escape pod amid the asteroids, adopted her, and took her home to sizzling controversy. Officious bureaucrats wanted to put Acorna in a home and cut off her "deformity." Ambitious
  • scientists wanted to isolate and study the "unicorn girl." Which was worse? Acorna's rough-and-ready "uncles" weren't about to hang around long enough to find out. They took their foundling back at knife point, airlocked out, and ran with her - all the way to the bandit planet Kezdet, where no questions are asked, and a girl might grow up free. But Kezdet has its own dark secret. The prosperity of the planet is based on an unseen horror - armies of pale, silent children
  • toiling in the factories and mines; unnamed, unseen, and unloved. A hideous trade in child slave labor, administered by the mystery man known as "The Piper." The Piper has special plans for Acorna, whose shining horn promises wealth and power. But free little girls have a way of growing into freedom-loving young women. And Lukia, Lady of Light, is about to teach the Piper and his minions a much-needed lesson about honor, liberty - and the precious value of childhood
Cataloging source
DLC
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McCaffrey, Anne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Ball, Margaret
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  • Child abuse
  • Abandoned children
  • Unicorns
  • Acorna (Fictitious character)
Label
Acorna : the unicorn girl, Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Science fiction collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36640712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780061052965
Lccn
97011099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36640712
  • (Sirsi) a1236827
Label
Acorna : the unicorn girl, Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
Publication
Note
Science fiction collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36640712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780061052965
Lccn
97011099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36640712
  • (Sirsi) a1236827

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