Sherryl Jordan

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Sherryl Jordan


Born
in Hawera, New Zealand
June 08, 1949

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Award-winning New Zealand author Sherryl Jordan began her writing career with picture books, but soon moved on to novels for older readers. Her breakthrough came with Rocco, published in the United States as A Time of Darkness, and since that time she has gone on to pen many more titles for young adult and juvenile readers that have been published both in her native New Zealand and throughout the world.

The recipient of a 1993 fellowship to the prestigious writing program at the University of Iowa, Jordan used her time in the United States to speak widely at schools and conferences about her books, which blend fantasy with bits of science fiction and romantic realism. "All my young adult novels have been gifts," she noted in the St. James G
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Average rating: 4.12 · 11,420 ratings · 1,026 reviews · 32 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Raging Quiet

4.23 avg rating — 4,430 ratings — published 1999 — 21 editions
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Winter of Fire

4.31 avg rating — 2,359 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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The Juniper Game

3.98 avg rating — 1,033 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Secret Sacrament

3.94 avg rating — 770 ratings — published 1996 — 14 editions
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Rocco

3.89 avg rating — 590 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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The Hunting of the Last Dragon

3.58 avg rating — 623 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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Time of the Eagle (Secret S...

4.22 avg rating — 488 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Wolf-Woman

4.09 avg rating — 374 ratings — published 1994 — 9 editions
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Ransomwood

3.82 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Wednesday Wizard

3.70 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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“What is your name?' she asked.

The youth ignored her, lowering his eyelids against the sun. She repeated her question. Again he ignored her, so she touched his arm, and he turned his head and looked at her, suddenly back from his own world, his eyes wary, half afraid. But he saw no anger in her; only the stains of tears, and an awful despair. His face changed, and a look of profound sorrow and compassion came over him. Very slowly he lifted his hand and wiped the tears from her cheeks. No other man could have touched her that morning; but the mad youth, with his extraordinary tenderness, gave such a depth of consolation that she found herself leaning her cheek against his hand, and sobbing. He wept with her, and there wove between them an understanding, a unity deep and poignant and powerful.”
Sherryl Jordan, The Raging Quiet

“The earth grieves, and I grieve, and I am weary of the fight”
Sherryl Jordan, Winter of Fire

“I want you to come with me when i go. But maybe you will not see your cave again, or the stonee rings where we danced. We will maybe not stay near the sea. Will you be happy?
If I can see your face, he signed, I'll be happy.
he embraced her again. For a long time they stayed with their arms about each other, and Marnie did not notice that the potatoes in the embers were burning black, or that the rabbit had jumped out of its box and was drinking the cup of ale she had placed on the hearth to warm for Father Brannan.”
Sherryl Jordan, The Raging Quiet

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