The Door in the Dragon's Throat

The Door in the Dragon's Throat

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by Frank E. Peretti

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Jay and Lila Cooper and their archaeologist father travel to Nepur to uncover the truth behind the legend of the deadly Door in the Dragon's Throat. What danger lies beyond the Door?

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Jay and Lila Cooper and their archaeologist father travel to Nepur to uncover the truth behind the legend of the deadly Door in the Dragon's Throat. What danger lies beyond the Door?

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School Library Journal
Gr 4 UpThe Door in the Dragon's Throat reads like a shortened version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but the hero succeeds because, in his own words, ``we serve a mighty God who is greater than any curse.'' Dr. Cooper and his children, Jay and Lila, have come to Nepur, in the Middle East, to enter the Dragon's Throat and unlock the door which legend says hides a treasure. Every imaginable disaster befalls theman explosion, a kidnapping, falling boulders, a viper attack, earthquakesbut in spite of numerous setbacks, the expedition succeeds. The writing is full of cliches and inconsistencies: a desert setting, a greedy king and his sly aide, a cavern in the earth where the forces of good and evil are fighting for control, an archaeologist who brandishes a gun as readily as he prays to God. The dialogue is stilted, and the vocabulary is too difficult for young readers who might overlook the poor characterization and heavily imposed theme of Christian belief. Far better fantasy adventures are Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising (Atheneum, 1973), Nancy Bond's Country of Broken Stone (Atheneum, 1980) and Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword (Greenwillow, 1982). Constance Allen, Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass.

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Crossway Books
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Cooper Kids Adventure Series, #1
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Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.37(d)
930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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The Door in the Dragon's Throat 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for my grandson and he says he likes it
Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Jay and Lila Cooper travel to Nepur with their archaeologist father to uncover the truth behind an ancient legend. The people of Nepur fear a dark cavern called the Dragon¿s Throat. Deep under the earth the Coopers discover a bronze door that is said to bring death to any who tries to open it.

But the Coopers are not afraid of any legend. They study the door, try to open it, and go on a mysterious and dangerous hunt for a special key. Is there really a massive treasure behind the Door in the Dragon¿s Throat? Or could there be a reason no one has ever managed to open it?

This was an exciting read, jam packed with Indiana Jones-type adventure and a wonderful plot for a book this short. Peretti is a wonderful storyteller who doesn¿t need hundreds of pages to entertain. The characters were brave, honest, and fun to read. I highly recommend this book for readers of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is enjoyable reading for a wide range of readers, from pre-teen to adult. The stories are exciting, with lots of good family and moral values promoted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have four of this series. They're all good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered The Cooper Kids Adventure Series 10 years ago and they are still my favorite. At the time I was a 4th grade school teacher. I began reading one to my class aloud and everyone was hooked by the first page (Including me). Since then I had kept them in my classroom library but couldn't keep them on the shelves. It has the excitement and adventure that young readers thirst for. Even those who don't like to read discover the enjoyment of getting lost in these books. Jay and Lila Cooper show children that although they are young they can be mighty through God and how to turn to Him whenever anything is too big for them to handle. I now am enjoying them all over again, reading them to my three boys (3,5,&7)before bedtime. It creates a special time for our family to share. Note: Since Frank Peretti has an gift at painting pictures in great detail with in his writing...if you have very young children that are listening in (2-5) you may want to omit or gently rephrase a line or two as you read if you feel it may be a little too much for them to handle before bedtime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all the Cooper Kids Series even though I am an adult. The other books Frank Peretti puts out are too creepy for me- like The Oath, but the Cooper Kids are just my speed. Interesting enough to grab you and hold your attention, but not too full of suspense as to make your blood pressure go up as you read! :-) A nice-size book you can finish in a day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This exciting book tells how faith in god can protect you from the worst things that life throws at you. I couldn't stop reading once I had started! It is great for kids 8 and up. Even adults would love to read it over and over! Make sure you get your copy today!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am currently on the last chapter. I have been reading this to my kids (11 and 6) at night before they go to bed. At the end of each chapter they always beg me to read a little more. This book really grabs and keeps your attention. Sometimes I am tempted to read ahead without the children because it has piqued my curiosity so!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the Cooper Kids Adventure Series is terrific for young adult readers. This book is probably my second favorite out of all the Cooper Kids books. I would reccamend this series for 9 years of age and up. Parents will even enjoy these books! It shows how faith in God can get you through even the hardest of times.