- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Children's LiteratureHannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily, all siblings, are thrilled to be returning to their great Aunt Mehitabel's private island while their parents attend a conference in Europe. Although the pleasure of having an island to themselves is surely enticing, the greatest collective excitement arises from the anticipation of visiting again the three headed dragon who has taken up residence in a cave there. Fafnyr, a secret treasured by Mehitabel and the children alike, is beloved by the conspirators who will protect his privacy with their very lives. Fafynr, who returns the affection, tells wonderful stories from his ancient past, enthralling his young audience for hours. However, upon arrival at Lonely Island, bad news awaits the eager visitors. Aunt Mehitabel, who also has a home in Philadelphia, has broken her ankle and will not be able to accompany them. If that is not tragedy enough, a suspicious boat is anchored just off the shore, and strangers are camping on the beach. Rumor has it that the owner of the yacht is a wealthy eccentric who has a history of getting whatever he wants, by hook or by crook. Upon meeting the millionaire, the children discover that what he wants is Fafnyr. Intrigue, adventure, and wonderful dragon tales fill this sequel to The Dragon of Lonely Island, leaving readers wanting more stories of Fafynr and his fans. 2005, Candlewick Press, Ages 8 to 12.