Author: Wendy Orr
Allen and Unwin
Themes: Journey, quest, loneliness, ancient Greek mythology
Years: Australian Curriculum: English, Years 7 and 8; HASS (History and Geography), Year 7; The Arts (Visual Arts), Year 7 and 8 (NSW Stage 4)
From the publisher’s synopsis: Abandoned by the priestess of the island at birth, Aissa is an outcast, surviving by her wits — until she joins the acrobatic bull dancers who are sent away to compete on the island of the Bull King.
Unit writer: Helen Cozmescu