The Door in the Dragon's Throat

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A mystery as old as the desert sands…

When teenagers Jay and Lila Cooper and their archaeologist father travel to Nepur, an uninviting land of deserts and danger, they must search to uncover the truth behind an ancient legend. Locals claim that inside a dark cavern called the Dragon's Throat is a forbidden Door that brings certain death to anyone who tries to open it.

Armed with the knowledge that God is more powerful than any legend or curse, ...

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Overview

A mystery as old as the desert sands…

When teenagers Jay and Lila Cooper and their archaeologist father travel to Nepur, an uninviting land of deserts and danger, they must search to uncover the truth behind an ancient legend. Locals claim that inside a dark cavern called the Dragon's Throat is a forbidden Door that brings certain death to anyone who tries to open it.

Armed with the knowledge that God is more powerful than any legend or curse, Jay and Lila plunge down into the Dragon's Throat, determined to find out what awaits them on the other side of the Door. This daring tale will have you on the edge of your seat.

An American archeologist and his two children seek God's protection and guidance as they journey to the Near East in search of a buried biblical treasure which local residents believe is cursed.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581346183
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Cooper Kids Adventure Series , #1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 255,401
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank E. Peretti is one of American Christianity's best-known authors. His novels have sold over 10 million copies, and he is widely credited with reinventing Christian fiction. He and his wife, Barbara, live in the Pacific Northwest. www.frankperetti.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Good for kids

    I got this for my grandson and he says he likes it

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  • Posted January 12, 2009

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    Jam packed with Indiana Jones-type adventure!

    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. <BR/><BR/>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?<BR/><BR/>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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2005

    A reviewer of Christian books for young people.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2004

    Neat book.

    I have four of this series. They're all good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2003

    Cooper Kids Series is a MUST HAVE.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2003

    You'll want to read them all!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2001

    You haven't read a book until you have read this!!!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2000

    Exciting and suspenseful, you won't want to put it down!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2000

    Very exciting book and the adventures never stop flowing!

    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.

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