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The Dragon's Child
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The Dragon's Child

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by Jenny Nimmo, Alan Marks (Illustrator)
 

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A magical dragon must learn to fly before it's too late!

Dando the dragon child must learn to fly or else he'll be left behind when his family moves to new caves. When he can't, his mother offers to carry him on her back. But Dando gets lost along the journey and now must survive alone in a place where the dreadful Doggins lurk. Then an orphaned girl rescues him

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A magical dragon must learn to fly before it's too late!

Dando the dragon child must learn to fly or else he'll be left behind when his family moves to new caves. When he can't, his mother offers to carry him on her back. But Dando gets lost along the journey and now must survive alone in a place where the dreadful Doggins lurk. Then an orphaned girl rescues him and offers to help him find his family. But is their friendship strong enough to keep them both safe?

Awarding-winning and NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Jenny Nimmo, weaves another classic fantasy tale that will delight and thrill early chapter book readers!

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Children's Literature - Amalia Selle
The dragon's child has a problem: he can't fly. As the dragon colony prepares to depart for the Homeland, Dando attempts to fly, but he only batters and bruises his body. The colony leaves, his mother unintentionally abandoning him. A small, orphaned bird remains. The young dragon's world changes rapidly when the fierce Doggins begin to howl in the woods and humans arrive to build a settlement. Captured and teased by Lord Drum, Dando struggles not to give up. This book could be classified as fantasy, and the rich, fantastical elements form a background that supports the characters. Dragons, Doggins, and even the Welkin people all hint at a world unlike ours, yet Jenny Nimmo remains focused on how a flightless dragon, a small bird, and a slave girl strive for freedom and against their fears. This tale is guaranteed to warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Reviewer: Amalia Selle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545064682
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Jenny Nimmo is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling Children of the Red King series as well as GRIFFIN'S CASTLE, THE DRAGON'S CHILD, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy, all published by Orchard Books. Several of her books have been awarded and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.

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