The Dragon That Ate Summer

The Dragon That Ate Summer

by Brenda Seabrooke
     
 

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After he breaks his collarbone, Alastair, upset that he cannot go to camp, discovers a blue dragon-like creature in his mother's garden.  See more details below

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After he breaks his collarbone, Alastair, upset that he cannot go to camp, discovers a blue dragon-like creature in his mother's garden.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- Alastair's dull summer is turned around when he discovers a baby dragon in his mother's petunia garden. He spends the following weeks raising ``Spike'' as a pet, while trying to keep him hidden from his family and his grouchy neighbor. At the same time, he charts the creature's growth and other traits, attempting to prove that dragons really do exist. Although the premise is intriguing, neither Alastair nor Spike is an especially compelling character. Their evening walks, with the dragon disguised as a dog, are mildly amusing. Spike's invasion of Alastair's sister's slumber party is fairly predictable. The fact that the boy's uncle just happens to be a scientist who investigates mythological animals stretches credibility, as does the conclusion in which Spike, now an acknowledged scientific breakthrough, is allowed to remain the boy's pet. While this title may satisfy some dragon fans, Coville's Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (HBJ, 1991) and especially Weird Henry Berg (Crown, 1980) by Sargent are better choices. --Steven Engelfried, Pleasanton Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781518826108
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/07/2015
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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