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Snapdragon Alley
     

Snapdragon Alley

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by Tom Lichtenberg
 

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Ten year old friends Alex and Sapphire discover something strange on the city bus map, a street that existed for only one year. As they set out to solve the mystery, they encounter the possibility of another world, another dimension perhaps, in a vacant lot, but they are not the only ones on the trail. Who will discover the truth, and who will pay the price? Book

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Ten year old friends Alex and Sapphire discover something strange on the city bus map, a street that existed for only one year. As they set out to solve the mystery, they encounter the possibility of another world, another dimension perhaps, in a vacant lot, but they are not the only ones on the trail. Who will discover the truth, and who will pay the price? Book One of the Dragon City series.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000789582
Publisher:
Tom Lichtenberg
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Series:
Dragon City , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
94,532
File size:
205 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

I've written a lot of stories, and one thing I've learned is that stories have a life. They want to be read, and they're brought to life by readers. Readers give them meaning, give them substance and fulfill their destinies. Stories aren't picky about who reads them. They welcome everyone. Money means nothing to them - they don't care how much the reader paid and they equally don't care how much the author made. Stories want to live and they want to be a part of your life. I often think of them as like paper boats you place upon a stream. You never know where they'll end up! "Author of curiously engaging novellas. His stories are not driven by action but by mood and metaphysics. His premises often begin with fairly standard, often vaguely science-fiction concepts, but he spins those concepts out into melancholy, thoughtful tales in which he explores the emotion and (often) dislocation that people feel when confronted by something outside their normal experience." - Devon Kappa

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Snapdragon Alley 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 252 reviews.
kanis More than 1 year ago
Despite having an intriguing title and synopsis, I didn't think it was anything special. The characters mannerisms were annoying and the book dragged on way to long. After reading through a lot of pointless plot, it didn't even have a satisfying ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was extremely not impressed with this book. I quit reading after a while, the plot line is horribly dragged on and on until you think your head will explode. Really, eleven year olds find the need to collect bus maps? I could have formed better characters myself! I would say it is a very long, badly thought out childrens book. Skip this book, and save your sanity.
bbrowne More than 1 year ago
I had to force myself to read this book all the way through. The intro was boring and the characters mundane and the ending left much to be desired. Blah
prissy58 More than 1 year ago
waste of time
brjunkie More than 1 year ago
I don't agree with some of the reviewers. I found this book to be highly imaginative and fun to read. The only thing that kind of got on my nerves is the outrageous rambunctiousness of Sapphire. The ten year olds' need for adventure and independence is reminiscent of Stand By Me. The author had me just as needful and demanding as the brothers Alex and Argus to learn mystery of Snapdragon Alley. The involvement of their presumed dead uncle only enriches the story further. Warning, the story ends abruptly, and leaves you hanging and full of wonder and questions, just like the characters. I'm hopeful that the sequel Freak City will shed more light on the subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
an interesting read. Got me hooked but the ending left something to be desired but possibly that was the authors intent...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your time
piccist More than 1 year ago
Very much a less than young adult's book with the word "damn" in it.
RudiAz More than 1 year ago
What a great tale for the young and old at heart. It seems there still is imagination in the world. I enjoyed.
leelew More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read, great for a quick afternoon getaway. Rather reminisent of Brigadoon, only with children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 55 page free tale of two children looking for adventure on the bus routes of their city. Then three looking for a street that doesn't exist. Or does it? The free sequel to this story is Freak City.
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Makes you want to read all the stoies in the series.
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It looks cool but its so boring. I read the first capter and allmost fell asleep. Do yourself a favor and diont read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brother hardly EVER reads books, but this is one of the few that he loves and is currently reading. He will probably read all of the books in the trilogy!
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Its only 124 pages because it starts over again and completely repeats the story again. ??? I enjoyed it though.