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ISBN13: 9780763616618
ISBN10: 0763616613
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If you like dragons you'll get a kick out of this three-headed dragon who loves to tell stories. Each head has a story to tell the three children who, with their mother, are visiting the island for the summer. Enter their magical world and listen to the wonderful tales the dragons have to tell! You won't be able to resist going right on to the sequel, The Return of the Dragon.
Recommended by Celeste F., Powells.com

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Hannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily are spending the summer at their Great Aunt Mehitabel's house on faraway Lonely Island. There, in a cave hidden high above the ocean, they discover a fabulous creature: a glittering three-headed golden dragon with a kind heart, an unpredictable temper, and a memory that spans 20,000 years. Transported by the magic of the dragon's stories, the children meet Mei-lan, a young girl in ancient China; nineteenth-century cabin boy Jamie Pritchett; and, in more recent times, Hitty and her brother Will, who survive a frightening plane crash on a desert island. In this fluidly written novel, Rebecca Rupp explores what three children from the present learn from the past — and from an unlikely, but wise and generous friend.

Review:

"None of the stories is particularly memorable...and the narrative frame, which strives for a classic timelessness, can feel overly tame or quaint. A modest diversion for middle-grade fantasy fans." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"This smoothly written confection may be a tad bland and predictable, but it goes down as easily as an entertaining, light read." School Library Journal

Review:

"Readers who persevere through the first portion of the book will be quite enthralled once Fafnyr is given voice and the golden magic begins." Children's Literature

About the Author

Rebecca Rupp lives in Vermont with her husband and three sons, three cats, and a large garden full of heirloom tomatoes. Of The Dragon of Lonely Island, she says, "We once had an invisible pet dragon named Petunia, plus did an awful lot of childhood reading."

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dragonspointe, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by dragonspointe)
Three children vacationing on their great-aunt's small island discover a three-headed dragon. "Tri-Drake" tells tales geared towards teaching a lesson to each child, but the stories are entertaining enough to not beat the reader over the head with the moral of the story. A bit predictable for older readers, it is still a pleasant, quick read about friendships and life's lessons.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763616618
Author:
Rupp, Rebecca
Publisher:
Candlewick
Illustrator:
Minor, Wendell
Author:
Minor, Wendell
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Dragon of Lonely Island
Series Volume:
70-0079
Publication Date:
20060411
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.28x5.52x.43 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
08-11

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Product details 192 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763616618 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

If you like dragons you'll get a kick out of this three-headed dragon who loves to tell stories. Each head has a story to tell the three children who, with their mother, are visiting the island for the summer. Enter their magical world and listen to the wonderful tales the dragons have to tell! You won't be able to resist going right on to the sequel, The Return of the Dragon.

"Review" by , "None of the stories is particularly memorable...and the narrative frame, which strives for a classic timelessness, can feel overly tame or quaint. A modest diversion for middle-grade fantasy fans."
"Review" by , "This smoothly written confection may be a tad bland and predictable, but it goes down as easily as an entertaining, light read."
"Review" by , "Readers who persevere through the first portion of the book will be quite enthralled once Fafnyr is given voice and the golden magic begins."
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