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Dragon's Milk
     

Dragon's Milk

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by Susan Fletcher
 

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"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight."

Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows what she must do. She must search out the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and somehow get some of her precious milk. It's the only way to save her foster-sister's life. Kaeldra would rather not go. It's much too terriffying, much too dangerous

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"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight."

Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows what she must do. She must search out the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and somehow get some of her precious milk. It's the only way to save her foster-sister's life. Kaeldra would rather not go. It's much too terriffying, much too dangerous. But Kaeldra knows that she's the only one who can do it. For she is the only one who can actually communicate with dragons.

But little does Kaeldra know what she's getting into. She's about to begin a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would-be dragonslayer. A journey the will become a struggle for life.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Here's a very interesting supposition. Dragons are reptiles, so there should be no such thing as dragons' milk, right? But dragons are also magic, so anything goes. Young Kaeldra is told that only dragons' milk can cure her foster sister's mysterious illness. Now, dragons are supposed to have left Elythia ages ago, but they left a clutch of eggs, which take 100 years to hatch. When the eggs hatch, the mother dragon will return. And rumor has it that a clutch of dragons' eggs has just hatched, so if Kaeldra finds it, and can persuade the mother to give her some milk . . . . Of course that would be too simple. For instance, how can she pay the dragon for her milk? To add to her troubles, a young dragon-slayer is also looking for the draclings (baby dragons). And Kaeldra has found out something very important, and rather scary. She can communicate with dragons. Recommended for anyone who loves fantasy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416997122
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Series:
Dragon Chronicles Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
558,029
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Fletcher is the acclaimed author of the Dragon Chronicles, composed of Dragon’s Milk, Flight of the Dragon Kyn, Sign of the Dove, and Ancient, Strange, and Lovely as well as the award-winning Alphabet of Dreams, Shadow Spinner, Walk Across the Sea, and Falcon in the Glass. Ms. Fletcher lives in Wilsonville, Oregon. Visit her at SusanFletcher.com.

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Dragon's Milk 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Young Kaeldra lives in a home full of dark haired and dark eyed people, which Kaeldra is not. Her height, blonde hair, and green eyes sets her apart from people along with her wierd sence of odd things. When Lyf ,Kaeldra's foster sister, gets sick from Vermillion Fever Kaeldra must go to a dragon cave and bring home milk. Not just any milk but 'Dragons Milk'. The simple quest for milk turns into an all out chase for Kaeldra and her talent. Fast paced at times, odd, and exciting this book doesn't fall short of 'satifying'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a young girl named Kaeldra. She feels left out of her family because she looks different - especially her eyes. Kaeldra's eyes are a brilliant green. Her Granmyr thinks that she is a dragonsayer, which means that she can talk to dragons. After Kaeldra hears voices, cries, and roars that no one can hear in a storm, Granmyr knows that she is a dragonsayer. Then, Lyf, Kaeldra's step-sister, gets sick with vermillion fever. The only thing that can save her is dragon's milk. Kaeldra goes up a mountain to find a dragon. She meets Fiora, a dragon dam (mother). Fiora will only give her milk if she takes care of Pyro, Synge, and Embyr, her three draclings (baby dragons). Kaeldra gets enough milk for Lyf to get well, and right when Kaeldra thinks that she is done takings care of the ever-hungry draclings, Fiora is slain. Now, Kaeldra has to take them north to their kyn - the other dragons, known as "The Ancient Ones". However, dragons are hated beyond belief in her area, and if she is caught with three hyper, hungry draclings, she and the dragons could be killed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this in middle school, and I could not help but fall in love with it. It is well written, filled with dynamic characters, and tells a brilliant story. This is a book that you will come back to again and again and will leave you hungry for more.
Rovan More than 1 year ago
I read this book about 15 years ago and have always remembered it and what a awesome story it was. I am about to read it to my 9 year old and can't wait, I know he will love it too! I didn't even realize there was a series, I'm stoked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever and i really love it so much that i cannot wait to read the other three books
Rian Kelly More than 1 year ago
I had this book read to me when I was 12 and 19yrs later I still remember it all. This is a book that all children should have read to them. I am waiting till my daughter is older so i can read and share this amazing adventure with her. This book is amazing and was the book that made me want to get lost in more stories for the rest of my life. Thank you Ms. Fletcher for a great ride 19 yrs ago and still today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to death but could not find the rest of the boooooooks : (
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a child and it still pulls me in. I will always love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book during class in 5th grade and then staying up late to finish it, I am now 17 and still love this book! such a good read if you are a fan of fantasy adventure books, then this is the book for you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for middle school and fun read for adults :)
Justin Creamer More than 1 year ago
Just the cover makes you want to read it...just get the book its sooooo cool
Carl Schwanke More than 1 year ago
i loved this book but it is kind'a sad at the end. there are other books in the seiries and im planink to read them.
Emily Green More than 1 year ago
Great book! Loved all the twists and suprises in it. There are a few short sad parts and tisting action parts that leave you on the ege of your seet. Loved This Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book and loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was an amazing book and the kind of advencher i would love to have!!!!!!!! But my question is r there any sequals and if there r what order do they go in? Anyway please ansswer me and title it 'ansswer to #12' thanks bye!!!!!!! =D
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Go to 'plato love'!
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