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

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ISBN13: 9780375855887
ISBN10: 0375855882
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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. Here the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers.” Not only do they have to feed the dragon, whom they named Emmy, but they also 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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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. Illustrations.

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. Here the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers.” Not only do they have to feed the dragon, whom they named Emmy, but they also 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. 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.

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traydee, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by traydee)
My 7-y/o nephew and I read this book together and it was a blast! So much fun we had to force ourselves to keep our one-chapter-per-night plan! A must-read for dragon fans, big fun.
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Madame L, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Madame L)
Ten-year-old Jesse hears a voice talking to him from a geode (thunder egg). Of course (!) it's the dragon who is about to hatch from the rock --- because thunder eggs really are dragon eggs, as we all know.

Jesse and his cousin Daisy protect the dragon when she hatches. They name her Emerald (Emmy for short), and she sleeps in Jesse's sock drawer while she's still young.

Some questions you've always wanted answered, answered in this book:

If dragons hatch from rocks, what do you think they eat? (Hint: foods rich in minerals!)

If dragons breathe out fire, what does their breath smell like? (Hint: not sulfur --- think of a spicy hot vegetable --- or a rock band) (Get it? A rock band ... Oh well.)

Why can this dragon talk? (Hint: why would dragons exist at all?)

If the baby dragon is 4 inches long when she hatches, 8 inches long her second day of life, 16 inches long her third day, and 32 inches long her fourth day, how long will she be on day five? (Hint: what is 2 to the 6th?)

Why is the renowned and creepy-scary herpetologist Dr. St. George after Emmy? (Hint: not because he loves dragons)

Madame L has read only the first two books of the series, "The Dragon in the Sock Drawer" and "The Dragon in the Driveway." In the "Driveway" book, we're introduced to more characters with origins in folklore from many traditions, all of them charmingly and wittily portrayed.

Read, and enjoy! And next time you see a geode, wonder, as a child might, what magical dragon may hatch from it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375855887
Author:
Klimo, Kate
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Illustrator:
Shroades, John
Author:
illustrated by John Shroades
Author:
Shroades, John
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Animals, mythical
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Cousins
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper
Series:
Dragon Keepers
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.50x5.10x.60 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"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. Illustrations.
"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. Here the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers.” Not only do they have to feed the dragon, whom they named Emmy, but they also 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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