Synopses & Reviews
When a dragon is born from a mysterious egg, a spunky farm girl meets her best friend. Hank turns out to be a great friend to all. And even though he's not cut out for farm life, Hank warms the hearts of those around him and leaves a legacy that no one will ever forget. Full-color illustrations.
"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;
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!
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;ELISE PRIMAVERA has been writing and illustrating childrenand#39;s books for more than twenty-five years. She has received numerous awards for her work and in 2004 was asked to illustrate the Christmas Brochure for the White House. Her Christmas classic AUNTIE CLAUS earned two stared reviews and was a New York Times Bestseller.