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The Runaway Dragon [NOOK Book]

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When Meg’s dragon, Laddy, flies away from home, she knows she must go on a quest to find him. But she hasn’t counted on her parents, the king and queen of Greeve, sending ten guardsmen along. Fortunately, she is also accompanied by her best friends: Dilly, a lady-in-waiting and a cool head in any crisis not involving heights; Cam, a gardener’s assistant who knows the exact value of a brick shed filled with sausages; Nort, a skinny guardsman who has never given much thought to crows; and Lex, a young wizard with ...
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The Runaway Dragon

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Overview


When Meg’s dragon, Laddy, flies away from home, she knows she must go on a quest to find him. But she hasn’t counted on her parents, the king and queen of Greeve, sending ten guardsmen along. Fortunately, she is also accompanied by her best friends: Dilly, a lady-in-waiting and a cool head in any crisis not involving heights; Cam, a gardener’s assistant who knows the exact value of a brick shed filled with sausages; Nort, a skinny guardsman who has never given much thought to crows; and Lex, a young wizard with bad taste in horses, magic carpets, and sorceresses. Of course, Meg’s quest goes topsy-turvy once she enters the enchanted forest—and her adventure is just beginning. What’s more, meeting up with the dashing bandit Bain again isn’t at all what she expected. Will this princess be able to rescue herself, let alone anybody else? In The Runaway Princess, Meg and her friends defeated a pack of princes. Now they’re going to need swordplay, magic, and a whole lot of courage to find Laddy and get back home!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—This humorous adventure, a sequel to The Runaway Princess (Farrar, 2006), captures readers' attention from the start and doesn't let go. Meg is an unconventional princess who has a mind of her own. When her pet dragon, Laddy, flies away, she is determined to go on a quest in search of him. Her parents reluctantly agree on the condition that she takes along a coterie of friends, including a wizard, guards, and a magic scarf to protect her. The ensuing story follows a route filled with surprises and intricate twists that keep readers wondering when, and if, Meg will reach her goal. She encounters unusual characters as she traverses an enchanted forest, but her unwavering courage keeps her steadfastly focused. Coombs cleverly incorporates references to fairy tales. The group rescues Spinach, a girl with unusually long hair imprisoned in a tower, who joins the adventure. They are forced to become playthings for a giant's daughter. Malison, the witch who ensnares Meg and her people, is the personification of evil and deviousness. Meg is a likable and multidimensional figure, as are her companions. The evil characters are richly drawn as well. Patricia Wrede's fans will love this offering, as will those who enjoyed Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted (HarperCollins, 1997).—Renee Steinberg, formerly at Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ
Kirkus Reviews
In this funny, lighthearted follow-up to The Runaway Princess (2006), it's the dragon's turn to spread his wings and fly the coop. Princess Meg had promised to give her beloved pet dragon a grander, more grown-up name than Laddy, but months had passed and she'd neglected even to visit him. As the third-person narrator dryly states, "This was probably a mistake." Meg's ensuing quest to locate her fire-breathing Laddy before he further scorches the Kingdom of Greeve sets the lively, banter-rich romp in motion. Sixteen-year-old Meg is a reluctant princess, who, once tower-bound, understands Laddy's flight impulse only too well. A born adventurer, she prefers swordplay to practicing 11 different curtsies, and while she's not interested in silly princes, handsome bandits are decidedly up for consideration. Enchanted forests, rampant transmogrification, evil sorceresses and giants are all fine fodder for Coombs's inventive twists on traditional fairy tales, as illuminated in the author's note. This sequel is more scattered and less consistently riveting than its precursor, but admirers of the brave, noble Meg and her colorful entourage won't want to miss it. (Fantasy. 9-14)
From the Publisher
This humorous adventure, a sequel to The Runaway Princess (Farrar, 2006), captures readers’ attention from the start and doesn’t let go.” —School Library Journal

“Coombs mines the tropes of folklore for her situations and characters, and fans . . .will appreciate the strong feminist ending.” —Booklist

“Enchanted forests, rampant transmogrification, evil sorceresses and giants are all fine fodder for Coombs’s invent twists on traditional fairy tales.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Coombs again takes a familiar setup . . . and makes it fresh with droll humor, brisk plotting, and multidimensional characters. . . . A warm, witty story that will leave readers clamoring for the next installment.” —The Horn Book

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429947152
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


KATE COOMBS is the author of The Runaway Princess, an ALA Notable Book. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

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    I loved this book. It is funny and highly entertaining with a touch of romance. A great read!

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    great

    this is a great book and i soooo recomend it to others but you should read the frist one its 'the runaway.princess' great book. :):):)

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    This book is so funny. I laughed my way through it. It is full of misfit fairytale characters and mixed up fairytale stories! Anyone who liked the first book will love this book - it is an instant classic with young girls around the ages of 12. Nothing suggestive in it. E.D. Baker lovers you have meet Kate Coombs !!!! - A bit boring but an overall good read.

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