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The Dragon in the Sock Drawer: Dragon Keepers #1 (Dragon Keepers)

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Publisher Comments:

For Magic Tree House readers who are ready for something longer, the Dragon Keepers series has the perfect length and reading level, along with the fast-paced writing, adventure, and sense of teamwork that kids love to read.

TEN-YEAR-OLD COUSINS Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches, and a helpless, tiny but very loud baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck-and-call, trying to figure out what to feed her.

An Internet search leads them to the library, which leads them back to the Internet, where they find a very strange Web site called “foundadragon.org.” It is here that the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers” and that not only do they have to feed her, but they have to keep her safe from the villainous Saint George who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons’ blood.

Review:

"At the start of this workmanlike series opener, fantasy-loving 10-year-old cousins Jesse and Daisy are convinced that 'sooner or later they [will] have a magical adventure of their own.' When Jesse finds a geode, aka a 'thunder egg,' both can hear it talking; in short enough order, it hatches into a dragon. As its chosen Dragon Keepers, the cousins must protect little 'Emmy' (for Emerald) from an evil Dragon Slayer, who, by day, is a herpetologist at the local college. Klimo, v-p and publisher of Random House/ Golden Books Young Readers Group, leaves a lot unexplained, including why the Dragon Slayer wants to drink Emmy's blood and why doing so 'could spell doom, not only for Emerald, but for the world,' as a 19th-century dragonologist tells them via a Harry Potter — esque use of the Internet. And while Jesse and Daisy are likable enough, their quest is not as noble nor as exciting as readers of this genre can reasonably expect; the ending — the dragon disguises herself as a sheepdog which the cousins keep as a pet — falls flat. Ages 8 — 12. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

After Jesse's newly found thunder egg hatches and a baby dragon pops out, Jesse and his cousin Daisy learn they've been designated as "Dragon Keepers." They must keep the hatchling safe from the villainous Saint George, who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons' blood.

Synopsis:

For Magic Tree House readers who are ready for something longer, the Dragon Keepers series has the perfect length and reading level, along with the fast-paced writing, adventure, and sense of teamwork that kids love to read.

TEN-YEAR-OLD COUSINS Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches, and a helpless, tiny but very loud baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck-and-call, trying to figure out what to feed her.

An Internet search leads them to the library, which leads them back to the Internet, where they find a very strange Web site called “foundadragon.org.” It is here that the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers” and that not only do they have to feed her, but they have to keep her safe from the villainous Saint George who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons’ blood.

About the Author

Kate Klimo first got the idea for this book many years ago when her three sons were small, and she came across a geode lying among the rolled up socks in one of their sock drawers. Now that her sons are all grown up, she has finally found the time to write the story down. When she is not writing, Kate is a childrens book publisher. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband, Harry, three horses, and one grandcat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375855870
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Animals
Illustrator:
Shroades, John
Author:
illustrated by John Shroades
Author:
Shroades, John
Author:
Klimo, Kate
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Animals, mythical
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Cousins
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Dragon Keepers
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.60x5.86x.73 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Animals » Mythical
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General

The Dragon in the Sock Drawer: Dragon Keepers #1 (Dragon Keepers)
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Product details 176 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375855870 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of this workmanlike series opener, fantasy-loving 10-year-old cousins Jesse and Daisy are convinced that 'sooner or later they [will] have a magical adventure of their own.' When Jesse finds a geode, aka a 'thunder egg,' both can hear it talking; in short enough order, it hatches into a dragon. As its chosen Dragon Keepers, the cousins must protect little 'Emmy' (for Emerald) from an evil Dragon Slayer, who, by day, is a herpetologist at the local college. Klimo, v-p and publisher of Random House/ Golden Books Young Readers Group, leaves a lot unexplained, including why the Dragon Slayer wants to drink Emmy's blood and why doing so 'could spell doom, not only for Emerald, but for the world,' as a 19th-century dragonologist tells them via a Harry Potter — esque use of the Internet. And while Jesse and Daisy are likable enough, their quest is not as noble nor as exciting as readers of this genre can reasonably expect; the ending — the dragon disguises herself as a sheepdog which the cousins keep as a pet — falls flat. Ages 8 — 12. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , After Jesse's newly found thunder egg hatches and a baby dragon pops out, Jesse and his cousin Daisy learn they've been designated as "Dragon Keepers." They must keep the hatchling safe from the villainous Saint George, who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons' blood.
"Synopsis" by , For Magic Tree House readers who are ready for something longer, the Dragon Keepers series has the perfect length and reading level, along with the fast-paced writing, adventure, and sense of teamwork that kids love to read.

TEN-YEAR-OLD COUSINS Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches, and a helpless, tiny but very loud baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck-and-call, trying to figure out what to feed her.

An Internet search leads them to the library, which leads them back to the Internet, where they find a very strange Web site called “foundadragon.org.” It is here that the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers” and that not only do they have to feed her, but they have to keep her safe from the villainous Saint George who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons’ blood.

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