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The Dragon Snatcher
     

The Dragon Snatcher

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by M. P. Robertson
 

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George, his dragon and a dragon egg stand in the way of an evil wizard who wants to get rid of the dragons forever.

Created in consultation with a literacy specialist, this editioncontains the complete story, designed to supportchildren who are gaining confidence in reading.

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George, his dragon and a dragon egg stand in the way of an evil wizard who wants to get rid of the dragons forever.

Created in consultation with a literacy specialist, this editioncontains the complete story, designed to supportchildren who are gaining confidence in reading.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-The adventures of young bookworm George and his dragon, whom readers first met in The Egg (Putnam, 2001), are continued in this frothy fantasy. The story, which centers on the boy's attempt to foil a crotchety wizard who has been stealing dragon eggs, is lightweight. The motives of the wizard are never explained, and the realization that love conquers all when a newly hatched dragon mistakes the man for his mother is, frankly, corny. But the expansive illustrations, filled with moon-kissed snowscapes and moody evil castles, more than make up for any holes in the plot. A fine addition that is good for reading aloud or for young readers to tackle on their own.-Kara Schaff Dean, Needham Public Library, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
As in his Great Dragon Rescue (2004), Robertson pairs a perfunctory storyline to arresting, dramatically angled paintings featuring big, leathery dragons. Here, young George is carried off by his beloved dragon to a castle where an icy-hearted wizard has been collecting dragon eggs from various species. George tries to save the last unsnatched one, but during the battle it hatches; the dragonling imprints on the wizard, thus melting his frozen heart and so setting all of the other eggs to hatching too. Sure that the reformed wizard will be a good "mother" to all, George flies home, leaving a glorious flock of multicolored dragons soaring over the castle's peaked towers. Robertson is a one-note artist, but he plays that note very well, and dragon-lovers will pore over the pictures, at least. (Picture book. 6-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847805508
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Series:
Time to Read Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

M. P. Robertson is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books. His many books include The Egg, The Dragon Snatcher, Frank 'n' Stan, Food Chain, Hieronymus Betts and His Unusual Pets, and Ice Trap!, written by Meredith Hooper. He lives with his family in Wiltshire, U.K.

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The Dragon Snatcher 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son picked this book out a couple of years ago and it's still one of his favorites. I just read it to his class this morning for America Reads Day.