by Anne McCaffery
New York : Atheneum, 1976. 202 pgs YA Fiction
Menolly has a talent for music. A talent not appreciated on a fishing island in Pern where time is best spent on doing practical things. When the Master Harper on her island dies, Menolly no longer has someone to encourage her in her craft. When Menolly has finally had enough of being told that her music is a waste of time, she runs away from the hold. With the help of nine fire lizards she makes a life for herself in the country living off the land.
I love Anne McCaffrey’s books they are such an imaginative Sci-Fi series. She does an excellent job of combining dragons, space ships, and some really imaginative ideas in this world of Pern that she created. This is probably my favorite miniseries within the series. I love the personalities that are shown in the different characters in this series.