The Box and the Dragonfly (The Keepers Series #1)

The Box and the Dragonfly (The Keepers Series #1)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062275820
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Series: Ted Sanders' Keepers Series , #1
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 670,741
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.90(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ted Sanders is the author of the short-story collection No Animals We Could Name, winner of the 2011 Bakeless Prize for fiction. His stories and essays have appeared in publications such as the Georgia Review, the Gettysburg Review, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories anthology. A recipient of a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, he lives with his family in Urbana, Illinois, and teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Keepers is his first series for younger readers. You can visit him online at

Iacopo Bruno is a graphic designer and illustrator. He is also the illustrator of the acclaimed books Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France and Anything But Ordinary Addie, both by Mara Rockliff. He lives and works in Milan, Italy, with his wife, Francesca. Learn more about Iacopo at and

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The Box and the Dragonfly 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful mix of fantasy and science fiction that you won't want to put down. Can't wait for the next book in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely well written and though it did take me a bit of time to get into it i eventually ended up loving it and can't wait for the second one in this series. You should enjoy this if you like fantasy that has real science behind it and characters that are fleshed out into actual people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tremendous read. I was actually irritated that I had to do things like go to work and eat instead of pushing on to the next chapter. That's how good it is. Highly recommended to anyone; kids and adults alike. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smart, funny, and action-packed. Great for readers age 8 and up (adults too!) who love well written contemporary fantasy. Similar to Harry Potter in that the kid characters enter an amazing magical world that exists within the "real world"--the kid characters and the grownups are all terrifically interesting. The bad guys are enjoyably creepy. This will be an addictive series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read fantastic. Who else ships harace and chloe?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good I want more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book to read, I could not put the book down. I told my friends about this book and I never have done this since the Harry Potter book series. 
BookLoversLife1 More than 1 year ago
This sounded so awesome when I first heard of it and I dived right in when I got a copy. It was an action packed and unique adventure and one I know any child (or adult) will enjoy.  Right from the get go we are introduced to the action. The adventure begins when Horace sees a place that seems to have his name on it. He is on the bus though and decides that he needs to check it out the next day. So he gets off the bus early and goes in search of the shop. What he finds though is a strange place, with even stranger stuff in it. He finds the House Of Answers and from that moment on his world is nothing like he thought it was!  Horace is a smart kid. When he is introduced to the House of Answers and given the gift of the box, he sets about exploring it logically, because magic isn't real right! He needs to find out what the box does himself, because those are the rules, so he does it methodically. Once he finds the truth though, he has to accept the knowledge of what his world really is. He questions everything still and I really liked that about him. He is smart, brave and loyal.  Chloe knows what her Dragonfly does, because she has had it since she was 5 but she doesn't know what it really is and she has no idea what is really happening. I felt for Chloe and admired her. Her dad has changed lately and isn't a nice person so it falls to Chloe to look after her sister. She was strong as well and very brave.  What I liked best about the book was the world building. I loved finding out about the devices and what they could do, I loved that the device chose the person and the person had to figure out how they work. It was fascinating! The author put so much into his world and story that it shows. It's well written and thought out and I look forward to reading more. Overall, The Box and the Dragonfly was an action packed and adventurous read. It's quite a long book but you don't feel it while reading. I was drawn into the book from the very first page and was carried along with the characters. What's not to like about a book that has magic, mayhem and mystery!! Cant wait to see what happens next.