El jinete del dragón (Dragon Rider)

El jinete del dragón (Dragon Rider)

by Cornelia Funke, Rosa Pilar Blanco
     
 

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La tierra de los dragones en Escocia ha sido amenazada por los humanos. Lung, un joven dragón, tendrá que buscar ayuda antes de volar hacia el Himalaya, donde según las leyendas se escondieron los últimos dragones. Acompañado de la duende Piel de Azufre y de un joven sin familia, Ben, pronto deberá enfrentar el peligro:

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La tierra de los dragones en Escocia ha sido amenazada por los humanos. Lung, un joven dragón, tendrá que buscar ayuda antes de volar hacia el Himalaya, donde según las leyendas se escondieron los últimos dragones. Acompañado de la duende Piel de Azufre y de un joven sin familia, Ben, pronto deberá enfrentar el peligro: Ortiga Abrasadora, un malvado dragón obra de un alquimista medieval, tendrá como misión perseguirlos hasta exterminarlos, pero tendrán muchas otras aventuras y encuentros.

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The bestselling author of Inkheart and The Thief Lord serves up an adventurous novel for middle-graders about a team of bravehearts seeking a mysterious lair of ancient dragons. Keeping up the epic, magical atmosphere that makes her older books so appealing to fans, Cornelia Funke tells the nail-biting tale of Firedrake, a silver dragon who leads a mission to locate the Rim of Heaven, in response to the threat posed by humans who are scheming to flood the valley where his clan of dragons currently lives. Soon, accompanied by a brownie named Sorrel and an orphan boy named Ben, Firedrake begins the expedition toward the Rim of Heaven with only scant information to go on. Readers quickly learn that the group is being pursued by a golden, manmade dragon named Nettlebrand -- a destroyer of other dragons -- who turns up throughout the story, using water to transport himself and aided by a homunculus who spies on Firedrake while pretending to be an ally. Funke provides audiences much to chew on with her cast of friendly and dastardly characters, signature multi-stranded story lines, and heart-pounding climax, making sure to keep the action coming and audiences constantly guessing what will happen next. At over 500 pages, the book shouldn't be a problem for her fans -- or lovers of Harry Potter, for that matter. A fantastic, high-flying journey that's pure proof that Funke knows her storytelling. Matt Warner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788478447008
Publisher:
Siruela, Ediciones S.A.
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
424
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Date of Birth:
December 10, 1958
Place of Birth:
Dorsten, Germany
Education:
University of Hamburg

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