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Dragon on Trial (The Menagerie Series #2)
     

Dragon on Trial (The Menagerie Series #2)

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by Tui T. Sutherland, Kari Sutherland
 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series, Tui T. Sutherland, and her sister, Kari Sutherland, comes the second exciting adventure in the Menagerie trilogy! Combining the magic of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series and the charm and humor of Carl Hiaasen, The Menagerie #2: Dragon on Trial is perfect for young readers

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series, Tui T. Sutherland, and her sister, Kari Sutherland, comes the second exciting adventure in the Menagerie trilogy! Combining the magic of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series and the charm and humor of Carl Hiaasen, The Menagerie #2: Dragon on Trial is perfect for young readers who love myths, fairy tales, and fantastic creatures.

Someone or something has murdered the goose who laid the golden eggs, and the evidence points to a dragon named Scratch. Zoe and Logan are back on the case—but this mystery won't be that easy to solve….

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“Full to bursting with animated fantasy creatures, this delightful story begs to be read aloud. Animal lovers will eagerly anticipate more Logan and Zoe adventures.”
Voya Reviews, April 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 1) - Elisabeth W. Rauch
In this sequel to The Menagerie (HarperCollins,2013), Logan, Zoe, and Blue are faced with a new challenge: the golden-egg-laying goose, Pelly, has gone missing. Scratch, one of the menagerie’s dragons, is being implicated in her murder. SNAPA (SuperNatural Animal Protection Agency) agents are sniffing around the menagerie collecting evidence in their case against Scratch. The stakes are Scratch’s life and the future of the entire menagerie. Although there is a lot of evidence against Scratch, Logan, Zoe, and Blue are certain that he is innocent. As they look for a different perpetrator to cast some doubt as to Scratch’s guilt, they end up finding a classmate, Marco, who is a wererooster. Marco is able to determine that the bloody feathers at the scene of the crime do not belong to Pelly but to a much older goose. Unfortunately, his testimony will not stand up in the fast-approaching SNAPA trial. The kids have just days to find the real murderer and save the menagerie, or their lives will change forever. Fantasy lovers will delight in this funny and action-packed murder mystery full of the mystical creatures from all of their other favorite fantasies. Reviewer: Elisabeth W. Rauch; Ages 11 to 15.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-01
New threats to the existence of a hidden refuge for magical and mythical animals occupy a trio of young sleuths in this droll middle volume. The tale picks up just after the opener's cliffhanger ending (The Menagerie, 2013) and likewise ends midcourse with an ominous, sequel-keying discovery. In between Zoe, Logan and their part-merman buddy, Blue, find themselves racing to discover the truth about the apparent murder of Pelly, the thoroughly obnoxious goose whose golden eggs are nonetheless the Menagerie's sole source of income, and to keep the entire Wyoming facility from being shut down by regulatory agents. Meanwhile the large cast of griffins, hell hounds and other creatures—many with oversized egos, bad dispositions or both—need often hazardous care and feeding: "If you look a basilisk in the eye, it kills you instantly. If you hear a basilisk hiss, it kills you instantly. If you smell a wide-awake basilisk—." And lest the pace lag for even a moment, the authors also stage a hilarious jury screening for a dragon's trial-by-peers, trot in a rambunctious family of unregistered shape-changers, engineer encounters between Blue and a preening classmate with a crush, and shoehorn in several other subplots, both new and ongoing. Busy, busy…but funny, funny too, not to mention positively stuffed with exotic fauna. (map) (Fantasy. 10-12)
School Library Journal
05/01/2014
Gr 6–9—Zoe and Logan are trying to figure out who killed the goose that laid the golden eggs. With another cliff-hanger ending, readers will be eagerly awaiting the next title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060851439
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Series:
Menagerie Series , #2
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
133,521
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Tui T. Sutherland & Kari Sutherland are sisters and best friends, and if you can’t tell by looking at them which one is older, Tui certainly isn’t going to tell you. They grew up in South America, traveling a lot and moving several times (and they’re still only about 80 percent certain that their parents weren’t secret agents). Kari now lives in California, while Tui lives in Boston, but they use every excuse they can to see each other (like, say, writing a book together).

Tui T. Sutherland & Kari Sutherland are sisters and best friends, and if you can't tell by looking at them which one is older, Tui certainly isn't going to tell you. They grew up in South America, traveling a lot and moving several times (and they're still only about 80 percent certain that their parents weren't secret agents). Kari now lives in New Jersey, while Tui lives in Boston, but they use every excuse they can to see each other (like, say, writing a book together).

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Dragon on Trial (The Menagerie Series #2) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER!!CAN'T WAIT TO READ HER NEXT BOOK! I love it!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi its me. I just wanted to go out and say it WAYY BETTER THEN BOOK 1!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tui and her sister are great authors!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another book by one of my favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SKY KINGDOM: <br> <br> SoaringRainbow: <br> They are rainbow colored and leave rainbow streaks behind them in the skies, and can shoot rainbow colored acid! The acid obliterates everything in front of it, creating a giant line of rainbow river that disolves everything until it can't. It smells like honey, but anyone that drinks it will die. <br> <br> SoaringSky: <br> They are blue with white or peach streaks and an orange face, and are very nice. They are the highest flyers in the dragon world. <br> <br> SoaringWind: <br> They are grey, black, and white. They are the fastest flyers in the dragon world, and have a very long spike on their tail. <br> <br> SoaringCloud: <br> They are white and have rounded scales. They fly up with the SoaringSkies, but mainy glide. Each of their bubbly scales is full of hydrogen, and they have a lot of trouble landing. <p> _ <p> COLD KINGDOM: <br> <br> SoaringComet: <br> They are white with blue tails. They can shoot a cold loght from their mouth, which freezes the water in your body bit by bit, causing a painful death. They fly very fast. <br> <br> SoaringIce: <br> They are completely white with ice armor and can breath frost. <br> <br> SoaringMoon: <br> They are shining grey, white, silver, and glowing white. They are beautiful and kind. They can kill you with a frosty touch. <p> _ <p> HOT KINGDOM: <br> <br> SoaringFire: <br> They can breath fire, light themselves on fire, and swim in lava. They have orange scales, red horns and highlights, and yellow underbellies. <br> <br> SoaringAngry: <br> They are red and can breath a strong blaze of fire for up to ten minutes. They have a horn on their nose, their chin, and two on their forhead. (Im gonna be so naughty right now: The SoaringAngries are so ho<_>rny in the Hot Kingdom.) <br> <br> SoaringValcano: <br> They are black and grey with red lines between scales, red wing membrane, tail tips, claws, and horns. They can shoot lava and swim in lava. <p> _ <p> DESERT KINGDOM: <br> <br> SoaringBeach: <br> They have cream underbellies and light blue scales, and small wings. They shoot a tiny stream of water from their nose. <br> <br> SoaringSand: <br> They are sandy yellow and can burrow in the sand, as well as shoot a tiny blaze of fire. They are naturally warm. <br> <br> SoaringSalt: <br> They are white and you will become deathenly thirsty if you bite them. They can spray salt out of their nose. <br> <br> SoaringDesert: <br> They are sandy colored with scorpian tail tips and fiery breaath. They can burrow under the sand. <p> More at next res!