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The Dolphins' Bell (Pern (Chronological Order))

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A tale of the second crossing.

When the original colonists find that the Southern Continent is too geologically unstable, they need to find a way to transport the growing colony and its possessions to the Northern Continent.
Working with the intelligent dolphins who helped to colonize Pern with humans is key if they are to be successful...

With illustrations and border decora
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Paperback, 157 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Wildside Press (first published January 1st 1993)
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Laura
Meh. Nothing fantastic and rather boring since I haven't read the other Pern books in years. I felt like nothing terribly surprising or exciting happened and it was altogether too predictable for my liking, particularly the romantic subplot. Frustrating. One star out of five.
Theresa
The Dolphins' Bell
McCaffrey, Anne
a short story of the pern series showing the connection between dolphins and the people of pern.
a collection of stories joining the story of pern together from dragons dawn to the white dragon
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Apr 17, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of the Pern series
Recommended to Mollie *scoutrmom* by: mom
Shelves: read-in-2010
This is an enjoyable novella. Parts of it seem to be resuscitated from editorial cuts out of the longer books in the series, but it makes sense as a story of its own, including a romance in the plot.
Christy
Apr 05, 2007 Christy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dragon lovers
In this Pern short story you get to meet the intellegent dolphins that traveled to Pern with the colonists. The writing is as good as the rest of the series with memeorable charcters and heroes.
Ian
Sep 09, 2012 Ian added it
This short story is in the collection titled 'Chronicles of Pern - First Fall'. But I would like to get it for the illustrations
Marita
My kids could not believe this book had that fun border around every page. Classic!
Marina
Read in the antho The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall.
Auntie J
13th Pern story in publication order.
Brandi
Love this series. Glad her son continued it! ^-^
Lindsay
Jul 15, 2013 Lindsay rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
I love this story!
Tristan
Read prior to 2010
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missed this one.
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Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at 1:30 p.m., in the hour of the Sheep, year of the Fire Tiger, sun sign Aries with Taurus rising and Leo mid-heaven (which seems to suggest an early interest in the stars).

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