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The Dragonslayers (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

The Dragonslayers (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Bruce Coville, Patricia MacDonald (Editor), Katherine Coville (Illustrator)
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A brave squire, an earnest page, and a strong-willed princess set out, each for individual reasons, to try to slay the dragon created to carry out a witch's revenge.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A brave squire, an earnest page, and a strong-willed princess set out, each for individual reasons, to try to slay the dragon created to carry out a witch's revenge.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-By Bruce Coville. Grizelda seeks revenge on King Mildred by creating the fiercest dragon the kingdom has ever seen. Can an old squire, a young page boy, and a willful princess stop arguing long enough to face the greatest battle of all?
Mary Harris Veeder
A dragon is menacing the kingdom, and the king promises the hand of his daughter to the beast's slayer. Coville adds some nice flourishes to this standard plot: a princess who dons a disguise and hunts the dragon herself (she wants some say in the choice of a husband); a servant lad accompanied by the world's oldest squire; some New Age forest spirits; a passel of talking animals; and a king named Mildred. The princess and the servant lad are particularly interesting characters, and the dragon is appropriately nasty. This nondemanding novel, atmospherically illustrated by Katherine Coville, has some appealing elements that will draw readers of both genders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785758198
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x (h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Bruce Coville is the author of more than seventy books for young readers. He was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in a rural area north of the city, around the corner from his grandparents' dairy farm. In the years before he began to make his own living as a writer, Brue worked as a gravedigger, a toymaker, an elementray school teacher and a magazine editor. In addition to writing, Bruce spends time traveling to speak at school and conferences.

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Dragonslayers 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ROOAARR! Have you ever seen an evil witch make a dragon? In this book a witch did and it¿s destroying the village. The knights are too afraid to slay it so it¿s up to one girl, two boys, and King Mildred. Can they save the village? I thought this book was surprising, scary, and adventurous. I recommend this book to people who like dragons. Here are some other by Bruce Coville: My Teacher Glows in the Dark, The Skull of truth, The Monster Ring, and The Dinosaur that Followed Me Home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Dragonslayer's when I was young and loved it of course. But the most memorable thing about the book was the characters. Princess Willie was like one of my role models especially her line 'If a boy can do it so can a girl!' I recommend it to anyone just looking for a quick read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i remember reading this book when i was younger i still have it. i read it over and over it was soooo good.i would recomend this book to any young reader intereasted in fantasy or dragons or medeival stuff
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book nevers gets old. 1,2,3,or4th time you read it. Coville is a great author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just wanna say that this is one of my favorite books!!!! Though not the best book ever, it is really good! if your are into dragons and like a good science-fiction story read this!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The DragonSlayers This book is mostly about Grizelda want's to get revenge on King milldred. She makes the firescape dragon has ever seen. But all the nights are afarde to battle the dragon.so a young pageboy, and the most bravest priness go after the dragon. The only qustion is can they sotp arguing long enough to face the gratest battle of all history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What is a great book for fifth graders! I'll tell you its The Dragonslyers, and it has to do with medieval times. I think The dragonslayers by Bruce Coville is an excellant novel for anybody that's into dragon books or action stories. I think this is the best for action moments and brief comemdy scences. It is also an easy to read book!