Synopses & Reviews
After all, dragons just happen to be perfect friend material.
Jerdine Nolen and Elise Primavera team up for the unforgettable story of a young girl and her best friend . . . a dragon.
Includes fun new book-related activities!
"Nolen delivers another picture book with a far-out premise and plenty of heart."
"A terrific story about caring and friendship."--The MetroWest Daily News
"Witty and clever . . . delightfully quirky."--The Horn Book Guide
"A joyous tale of friendship and adventure."--School Library Journal
"This magical tale of friendship will send youngsters scurrying to find (or invent) a dragon of their own."--Los Angeles Times
[star]"Enchanting . . . Youngsters will hanker to go on this journey; it will set their imaginations soaring."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
andquot;Short chapters, heavy on dialogue, emphasize the growing relationships among friends and family, and clear, emphatic statements suit this selection for beginning readers ready for a slightly more developed story line. This gentle narrative offers a few surprises and a delightful twist for newly independent readers.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;A reachable challenge for those looking for a first chapter book...This friendly, multicultural neighborhood is where many children live...or wish they lived.andquot;
When Mortimer's parents allow him to bring home Mr. Lester's seemingly innocent classroom plant for vacation, he finds that when you give a living thing love, you just don't know where it will lead!
When Mortimer Henryson offers to take care of a strange plant called Plantzilla for the summer, he is in for more than he bargained for.
Why hatch chicks when you can raise dragons?
Welcome to the neighborhood!and#160;Join twins Jada and Jamal, and their best friends, Carlita and Josh, for a backyard campout on Bradford Street. But first, the search is on forand#160;a missing cat!and#160;Beginning and newly independent readersand#160;willand#160; have funand#160;exploringand#160;thisand#160;community-minded,and#160;multicultural neighborhood.and#160;
About the Author
JERDINEandnbsp;NOLENandnbsp;is the author ofandnbsp;the Bradford Streetandnbsp;Buddies easy reader series and numerous picture books includingandnbsp; Raising Dragons, Thunder Rose, Plantzilla, Harvey Potterand#39;s Balloon Farm, and the recentlyandnbsp;published Ireneand#39;s Wish. Sheandnbsp;is a teacher and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.andnbsp;andnbsp;