Lily Quench and the Treasure of Mote Ely

Lily Quench and the Treasure of Mote Ely

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by Natalie Prior, Janine Dawson
     
 

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Kidnapped and taken back into the past, Lily Quench searches for the long-lost treasureof Mote Ely—and a way back to her own time. Locked in a dungeon, attacked by a dragon, and befriended by an eccentric relative, Lily finds that enemies can sometimes be friends—and that old friends can unexpectedly turn into enemies.See more details below

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Kidnapped and taken back into the past, Lily Quench searches for the long-lost treasureof Mote Ely—and a way back to her own time. Locked in a dungeon, attacked by a dragon, and befriended by an eccentric relative, Lily finds that enemies can sometimes be friends—and that old friends can unexpectedly turn into enemies.

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Children's Literature
Lily Quench, born of an ancient line of dragon slayers and adventurers, is enjoying a visit with her friends Queen Dragon, King Lionel, and Queen Evangeline when she's suddenly kidnapped and taken hundreds of years into the past. Imprisoned in the crumbling castle of Mote Ely, Lily finds that her kidnapper, Gordon, who also came from her time, plans to return to the future and that he wants her to convince Queen Dragon (who actually IS a dragon) to help him take over Lionel's kingdom. At first, Lily's refusal lands her in the dungeon, where she discovers Mote Ely's treasure. But she's released to pacify Queen Dragon, who is storming the castle and must be rescued from her, since, technically, they are not yet friends. Together with King Lionel (also a time-traveler) and her ancestor Matilda Drakescourge, Lily foils an evil plot to kill the Queen Dragon of the past, escapes to the present, and unearths Mote Ely's treasure to rebuild the kingdom. The third in the "Lily Quench" series, the book has a clever story line and charming characters. Lily's friendship with the metal-chomping dragon serves as the centerpiece of the book in ways that resonate with young readers. Janine Dawson's quirky illustrations, similar to Quentin Blake's, provide strong accents and are a credit to the book. 2002, Puffin/Penguin, Ages 8 to 12.
—Ravay Snow-Renner
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Lily Quench returns to continue her work for the kingdom of Ashby. In Skellig Mor, she must find a way to close the recently rediscovered Eye Stones-magical gateways that allow travel across distances and through time-so that Gordon the Black Count and his armies cannot use them to begin their attack. The intrepid young heroine and her faithful companion, Queen Dragon, journey to the legendary Library of Skellig Lir hoping for a solution spell, but instead are faced with danger. In Mote Ely, Lily is kidnapped and taken back in time, where Gordon keeps her prisoner while he plots to invade Ashby. Trapped in a watery dungeon, Lily hopes for rescue from her friends, but fears that they may be too late to save her. A delightful mix of moxie, quirky common sense, and ordinary girl, Lily is a likable champion who can be afraid as well as brave. While many of the subsidiary characters are shallow and some of the plot elements slightly improbable, the charmingly precise writing and scenes of high adventure will please readers. Despite the challenging vocabulary, youngsters will stick with these titles. Black-and-white line drawings highlight the action. Devotees of Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's "Spiderwick Chronicles" (S & S) or Mary Stanton's "Unicorns of Balinor" series (Scholastic) will eagerly await the next installment.-Caitlin Augusta, The Darien Library, CT Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780142400227
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/12/2004
Series:
Lily Quench Series, #3
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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