Dragonbreath (Dragonbreath Series #1)

Dragonbreath (Dragonbreath Series #1)

by Ursula Vernon


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Danny Dragonbreath can't breathe fire, but he has no fear. And that comes in handy when a bad grade at school inspires him to enlist his cousin the sea-serpent's help with a research project. Using a hybrid of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon introduces an irresistible set of characters that will have readers laughing until smoke comes out of their noses!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142420959
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/13/2012
Series: Dragonbreath Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 60,726
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ursula Vernon is the author of the Dragonbreath series about Danny Dragonbreath. She lives, writes, and draws in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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Dragonbreath 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
MoonWolf55 More than 1 year ago
Best book good for kids all ages even adults its the mix of a book and comic it will give adults some imagnation to :D highly reccomend :P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so funny I laughed so hard!!!!!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Danny Dragonbreath may dream of being a fearsome pirate on the high seas, but in reality, he's just a young dragon - the only mythical creature in an entire school of reptiles and amphibians - who can't even breathe fire yet and spends his days defending himself from bullies and vicious potato salad lunches, before the bullies steal them. He doesn't really know anything about the ocean, either, so when his best friend, Wendell the iguana, refuses to help him pull together a last minute report on the ocean, Danny (who makes up something about "snorkelbats") receives a huge fat "F." Since going to the library and actually doing research is not something Danny would stoop to, he decides to follow his mom's advice and visit his cousin, Edward, a sea serpent who lives in the Sargasso Sea. Poor Wendell gets dragged along for "the fun" of exploding sea cucumbers, sharks, and hostile mermen. The dragon and iguana do manage to learn some neat ocean facts before they come across a giant squid and have to fight for their lives. Will Danny manage to save Wendell from an untimely, tentacle death? More importantly, will he ever get his report finished? Formatted in a tightly woven design that meshes graphic novel with traditional chapter text, this hilarious story is absolutely perfect for the younger male reader who refuses to pick up a book. This is one new series to definitely keep an eye on, with the next book expected in Spring of 2010, and one to be enjoyed by anyone who loves to laugh out loud.
Onomis More than 1 year ago
Book Review Dragon Breath Have you ever felt the thrill of adventure from a book? Well the book Dragon Breath by Ursula Vernon is filled with adventure and comedy. In my opinion this book is a very book interesting and it is also intriguing. Dragon Breath is about a young dragon named Danny Dragonbreath and his best friend Wendell, go on an adventure. There is a catch though, even though all dragons can breathe fire Danny is the only one who can’t! (And Wendell is an iguana)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think all the dragonbreath books are a funny adventure.at my school routh roach, i told my libarian about the book and she got the the booksand everyone loves them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, absorbing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample does not enclude the comic at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great!! However, if this were longer, i would have given it 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The free sample is STUPID! It never even lets you read the actual book! All it is is the front pages with the copyright and stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Feachering: the potato salid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont get the review. You dont get anything but the agknowlegments
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read it yet and from previous reviews it looks good if its a funny book READ IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was cool but not all comic book if your looking for acomic book dont get it if your looking for a funny book get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool and crazy
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Pokemon-jl More than 1 year ago
My son liked this book alot.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dragonbreath is a graphic novel-text hybrid. While the majority of the book is written in text, every so often it will venture off into anywhere from a single page to several pages of graphic novel format which are interwoven right into the story. An interesting use of the graphic novel format which makes the book read quickly. Dragonbreath is the only dragon in his reptile and amphibian school and he has yet to learn how to breath fire but that's not his only problem. He hates doing schoolwork and after receiving an F on a made-up report about the ocean he goes to visit his cousin a sea serpent who takes him on a journey beneath the sea where he has many adventures along with his iguana friend Wendell. Armed with this information he is able to re-write a much better report.A cute little story; the illustrations are very cute and will appeal immediately to readers. The faces are very expressive. I think kids will certainly relate to the characters and have fun with the adventures. Personally, I found the story cute but not anything special. I'm capable of enjoying a just plain fun story but this lacked the element of that something special for me. If your child is attracted to the book go ahead and buy it for them but I wouldn't go out of my way to choose it for a child to read.
wbentrim on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dragonbreath by Ursula VernonTwo pals play pirate and have unusual friends. Of course the fact that one of the pals is a fireless dragon and the other nerdy lizard does play a part in their unusual friends. This is a delightful story of homework avoidance and dealing with peers. I enjoyed the repartee of Danny and Wendell. It could have been my grandson and his buddy bantering back and forth. Their adventure was cute and age appropriate for the target market. I gave the book to my 11 year old grandson and his first question after reading it was when could he get the next one. I enjoyed the book and my 11 year old grandson enjoyed it, we both recommend it.
megjwal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dragonbreath by Ursula VernonDanny Dragonbreath is the only mystical creature in his school for reptiles and amphibians. He can¿t breathe fire or do other things like most of the other students. However, because of his unique family he gets to go place the other students can¿t like underwater in the ocean. Instead of doing reading research his sea-serpent cousin takes him on the trip of a lifetime in the underwater wonders of the ocean.I think this is a great story about how your family can be great even if they are a little strange. It also is a good book to talk about how to deal with bullies in school.I would use this story with third through fifth graders. We can discuss how our families and friends are so different from each other. We can also discuss how that difference can make us have some great life experiences.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute little graphic novel/book. It is definitely intended for younger children and does a good job of teaching while it tells a fun story. This would probably be a good book for any reluctant readers out there. It is aimed a bit more at boys than girls, but either should enjoy it.Danny is a dragon who can't breathe fire and who has a bit of trouble getting his homework done. Danny and his pal Wendell, contact Danny's cousin Edward the seaserpent for some help on Danny's paper about the ocean. They then go on a fantastical journey through the sea while managing to still get the homework done on time.There were a lot of things I liked about this book. It is very funny and the drawings are super cute. The graphic novel and novel parts flowed well as they switch back and forth. The writing it easy to read and kids will be able to easily relate to Danny and his family. My favorite thing about this book is how much science it teaches without being blatant about. Kids really will learn a lot about the ocean and ocean creatures when they read this.I personally also liked the inclusion of fantasy creatures (dragons, sea monsters) with non-fantasy facts. Although I wondered if this meshing of make-believe and factual information might be a bit confusing for some kids...like they may not realize all the info about the ocean is actually real and not made up. I was also a little concerned that Danny got away with being so naughty and not doing his homework himself. Overall though this was a fun and cute read; full of adventure and humor. I would recommend this to younger children, but even young adults and adults will think it is a quick, fun read. I will definitely be checking out more Dragonbreath books in the future.
ChristianR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Boys will especially love this slimy tale of Danny the Dragon who visits his underwater cousin the sea serpent to do research for a paper about oceans. His cousin Edward takes Danny and his friend Wendall to a coral reef, a sunken ship, and the very deep part of the ocean where it is darker than dark. Wendall gets scared, Danny thinks it's all really cool, and they almost get eaten by a giant squid. Really fun book for younger readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book and i read it all the time!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to check it out, but the sample hardly had anything! ??? Fortunately the book was great! ? ?
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