The Dragons of Wayward Crescent: Gauge (The Dragons Of Wayward Crescent Series)

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Bestselling author Chris d'Lacey's second book in his series for young readers ages 7 to 10 - complete with black and white lined drawings!

The town council wants to demolish the old clock and replace it with a fancy modern one. Lucy's mother is determined to stop it -- with the help of a timing dragon named Gauge. Will Gauge, Lucy and the ghost Sir Rufus Trenchchomb be able to outsmart Councilman Roger Trustable before time runs out?
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Overview


Bestselling author Chris d'Lacey's second book in his series for young readers ages 7 to 10 - complete with black and white lined drawings!

The town council wants to demolish the old clock and replace it with a fancy modern one. Lucy's mother is determined to stop it -- with the help of a timing dragon named Gauge. Will Gauge, Lucy and the ghost Sir Rufus Trenchchomb be able to outsmart Councilman Roger Trustable before time runs out?
New York Times Bestselling author Chris d'Lacey's second book in his series for younger readers - full of magic, adventure, and humor. Featuring black and white lined illustrations!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
Lucy, a nine year old girl living in the English town of Scrubbly, has an unusual mother named Liz. Liz makes small dragons out of clay, and by using magic she can make some of them come alive and wield special skills. When nasty politicians decide to get rid of the historic but broken town clock, Liz swings into action and creates a new dragon named Gauge. Gauge has the unique ability of being able to understand and measure time and thus is the perfect dragon to help Liz's mother save the town clock. While Lucy is initially reluctant to get involved in her mother's plans, she finds a way to give Gauge a chance to fix the clock and even ends up saving him from the evil politicians. While the rescue mission is only partly successful, the old clock's place in the town is assured when everyone realizes that it has turned into a valuable tourist attraction. This book, part of "The Dragons of Wayward Crescent" series, has many story elements that the younger Harry Potter set will enjoy: magic, dragons, ghosts, and reluctant heroes/heroines. The descriptions of Gauge, with his violet eyes that reflect the stars and his movements ("he fluttered around the curving walls, up toward the light") are vivid and memorable. The book also manages to weave in some science facts about time and the universe, as well as some practical advice about mechanical tasks and good habits for children. Sprinkled with humor and imagination, this chapter book is likely to entertain young readers who are fans of magic and the surreal. Reviewer: Leona Illig
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545168311
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Dragons Of Wayward Crescent Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 344,906
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author


Chris d'Lacey is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles: THE FIRE WITHIN, ICEFIRE, FIRE STAR, THE FIRE ETERNAL, DARK FIRE, FIRE WORLD, and THE FIRE ASCENDING. Additionally, he is the author of the middle-grade series The Dragons of Wayward Crescent, also published by Orchard Books. He lives in Devon, England, with his wife, where he is at work on his next book.

Visit www.scholastic.com/LastDragonChronicles to learn more about Chris d'Lacey's books.

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    Good book. Short but good. You should check out the last dragon chronicles and chris dlaceys other books

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