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Dragon rider

by Funke, Cornelia, 1958-

Format: Large Print 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Library for the Blind Children's Large Print Books j Fic Funke, C CL 9622
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
Call Number  j Fic Funke, C CL 9622
Translated by Anthea BellA New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author of The Thief Lord and Inkheart.Firedrake, Ben, and their furry friend, Sorrel, are in search of the mythical place where dragons can live in peace forever. On their journey, they will discover allies in odd places, courage they didn't know they had, and a hidden destiny that changes everything.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-6, younger for reading aloud. Here's news to quicken the pulses of Funke's many admirers: the fantasist's first novel, and her most popular so far in her native Germany, is now available to American readers. Crack open the fat volume, though, and it's instantly clear that this is different from Funke's previous books. With its large type, generous leading, and whimsical line art by the author, it simply looks0 more like a traditional middle-grade novel. The plot is correspondingly gentler, lighter, and more straightforward than those of The Thief Lord 0 (2002) 0 and Inkheart 0 (2003) ,0 involving an ancient race of fabulous creatures under threat from a wily, vengeful foe. Funke proves she knows how to tickle the imaginations of younger readers: there's a silver dragon that absorbs moonlight as flight fuel, an orphan boy destined to become a Dragon Rider, a journey to the Himalayas, and plenty of humor, introduced in particular by the dragon's irritable brownie sidekick and by Twigleg, a homunculus prone to bowing and scraping. A full-color foldout map adds the perfect atmospheric touch. This is a good, old-fashioned ensemble-cast quest in the style of Lloyd Alexander, with a bit of Puff the Magic Dragon 0 added to the mix. What could it be but a winner? --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Starred Review. Funke's (The Thief Lord) tantalizing fantasy about a quest to find the magical Rim of Heaven, the legendary place where dragons can live in peace forever, is a wildly entertaining ride, thanks to Fraser's top-drawer performance. The actor exudes the enthusiasm of a kid at Christmas as he tackles a full roster of inventively written characters, including heroic dragon Firedrake, human boy Ben (who just may be a dragon rider) and various comrades and enemies. From the mellow whisper of a weary, aging dragon to the spunky and hilarious fast-clip lilt of a Scottish-accented brownie named Sorrell, Fraser nimbly moves through this vivid and briskly plotted adventure. Listeners will find much to like--and much to keep track of--as the journey to escape human destruction progresses and gathers more excitement, travelers, dangers and intrigue along the way. In Fraser's command, Funke's punchy dialogue and descriptive storytelling style sparkle. Ages 8-12. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Large type books.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Animals, Mythical -- Fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Me. :Thorndike Press,2005
Other Titles Drachenreiter.
Contributors Bell, Anthea.
Language English
Description 576 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 0786272635 (hardcover : large print)
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