The New Kid at School (Dragon Slayers' Academy Series #1)

The New Kid at School (Dragon Slayers' Academy Series #1)

by Kate McMullan, Bill Basso
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The New Kid at School (Dragon Slayers' Academy Series #1) by Kate McMullan, Bill Basso

The Dragon Slayers' Academy is back-and it's bigger and better than ever! The books have new covers and are now 112 pages long. Expanded from the old 96-page format, they now feature a fun Dragon Slayers' Academy Yearbook at the end of each story, with funny profiles of the faculty, the staff, and, especially, the students of D.S.A. All the things kids want to know about their favorite characters are revealed: their silly nicknames, inner secrets, wildest dreams, and lofty plans for the future!

When a traveling minstrel foretells that he is to become a hero, Wiglaf sets out to fulfill his destiny: he signs up at the Dragon Slayers' Academy. But how can he ever hope to be a dragon slayer when he can't even stand the sight of blood?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756920081
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Series: Dragon Slayers' Academy Series , #1
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kate McMullan is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five books for children. She lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

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The New Kid at School (Dragon Slayers' Academy Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up on Saturday evening for my son who isn't into reading. On his own, he took the book up to his bed and read a couple of chapters before bed. He loved parts of it so much that he had to come share with me. Sunday morning when he woke up, he read some more. Sunday night he came to tell me that he was almost done with the book. Monday he called me at work to say he finished the book and wanted the rest of the series. This is a kid who NEVER picks up a book willingly, let alone requests to read more of a book series on his own. He only reads when he has to! This first book just opened up my child's love of reading and that makes it the best book in the world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was the best book and i love the silly names like wiglaf it's so funny i had to read it for my bookreport.
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I read this when I was 7 and I loved it. Now Im giving them to my little brother and I know hes gonna love it to.
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No one slays a dragon in present. Where the heck is dragon, you might say. Wiglaf is a young timid future dragon slayer, but he faints when he sees a blood. Wiglaf, his princess friend Erica, and goodie lover Angus make a great trio in Kate McMullan¿s new try for fantasy book, Dragon Slayers¿ Academy, which won the Best Picture Book in The New York Times. Just because his parents want him to bring the gold, Wiglaf Accidentally slays two dragons, rescues the best knight of the world, goes field trip to dungeon and even meets a ghost. With simple and kiddish, but new and fun story of McMullan can be weird. Kids¿ chants and easy story, and characters¿ antics are basically for the children. But new ideas always come up with new book is never boring. Bill Basso¿s freaky but funny illustrations greatly match the funny mood of D.S.A. Well, this book requires readers to take some sick jokes like crazy knock-knocks. Also short but thick subplots will make readers to naturally guess the next story, even they didn¿t want to. Yet there are little problems within it. Sometimes too short and fast story might not be satisfying. But in some cases, this will be helpful, like for kids who can¿t read fat books like Harry Potter. Other one is that kiddish story wouldn¿t really fit for people over 13 years old. Fun, freaky, and weird, this is a book for kid readers or readers who want to read ¿something odd¿. It might not fit to people who are fans of serious books, since D.S.A. is a book that is very far from serious.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so good that when I finished it my family was done eating supper!This is because I couldn't put it down!IT TAUGHT ME HOW TO SPEEK PIG LATIN!!!!!!!!!!!! Ello Hay is hello in pig latin.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the first ones i read i found at a school fair. im gonna try to order them all!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A minstrel tells Wiglaf that he was born a hero! Wiglaf reads a post of a tree and sets off to The Dragon Slayers Academy. (DSA)Wiglaf gets paired up with eric a smart and tough boy at DSA. Will he slay a dragon Gorzil or will he fail?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just want to go shake this lady's hand for making such a great series of books. I have an 8 year old son, smart chap, but not usually very interested in sitting down for a read. This one hooked him, AND he's eager for the next ones... Hallelujah!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very interesting. While it is much like Harry Potter, it's still different and a good read. In the story the man character, Wiglaf, a boy who lives with his parents and eleven brothers, is very different from them. He is the third eldest son, and doesn't like to kill anything, yet his eleven other brothers do almost nothing else! When a minstrel tells him his fortune is to be a great hero, as he has always wanted to be, he goes off to the DSA (Dragon Slayers Academy)to be a knight. Like it says on the back of book 7: Here's a young hero who might as well be Harry Potter's little Brother!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of the coolest books I have read recently. I started it last night and couldn't put it down until I was done with the last page. Then on to Book #2. Almost done with it too. I love this series. Easier to read than Harry Potter.