Sign of the Dove
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Sign of the Dove

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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 she must find the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and get some of the precious milk in order to save her foster sister’s life. Since Kaeldra can communicate with dragons, she is the only one who can accomplish the task. And so she

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

Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows she must find the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and get some of the precious milk in order to save her foster sister’s life. Since Kaeldra can communicate with dragons, she is the only one who can accomplish the task. And so she begins a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would-be dragonslayer—a journey that will become a struggle for life.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-Fans of Fletcher's Dragon's Milk (1989) and Flight of the Dragon Kyn (1993, both Atheneum) will welcome this return to Elythia, while new readers will be inspired to seek out other titles in the series. Once again, dragons are threatened by bounty hunters and a young girl must find a way to lead them to safety. The heroine this time is Lyf, Kaeldra's frail foster sister. Fletcher frames her tale with the comments of a sly harper, a device that adds humor and suspense to the telling as well as offers a glimpse of Lyf's fate after the adventures are over. The story itself is fast paced and features a multiplicity of characters and events. While characterization of minor players is sometimes tantalizingly brief, it's a measure of the author's skill that many readers would prefer to linger with her lively creations, especially the young dragons. Lyf's development from a cosseted child to a determined, self-reliant protector of those in need takes place gradually and believably, while her unique talent (an ability to enter the consciousness of birds) plays an important part in the tale's resolution. Youngsters will appreciate the fact that despite the presence of caring and helpful adults, it is Lyf, Kaeldra's young son Owyn, and other children who effect the ultimate deliverance of the threatened draclings. Given the perennial popularity of the subject matter and Fletcher's engagingly accessible style, this book should be popular in most libraries.-Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416997146
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Series:
Dragon Chronicles Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
874,873
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
730L (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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Sign of the Dove 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely captivating trilogy about dragons and those who wish to help them survive the tyranny of kings wishing to kill them.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
the book was fantastic at parts it left you hanging and i just kept wanting to read it forever and ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that it was the worst of the three and did not have enough character development and i think Susan Fletcher has done better. The only people i recommend this book to are the younger people that have a hard time understanding more complex plots.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vivid desciptions and characters. A book sure to please of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great!I love all of the books by Susan Fletcher.She is a wonderful author and is very imaginable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book out of the series! I really enjoyed the plot and the intensity of the charicters! I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good dragon book, or anyone who should, which basically is everyone! LOL
Guest More than 1 year ago
Susan continues to amaze and enchant her readers with the 3rd book in the series. No-one should leave this book out of the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is outstanding!!! I have read all three of The Dragon Chronicles and enjoyed each and every one of them. I recomend that you read all of them.