A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans

by Yep, Laurence, 1948-

Format: Book on CD 2015
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD Yep
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD BOOK YEP
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Dormont Public Library Audio Visual AUDIO J CD YEP
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Robinson Library Juvenile Audio Book J CD FIC YEP
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Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter.

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet--a ridiculous notion

Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie's sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets It will take Winnie and Miss Drake's combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before it's too late.

This refreshing debut collaboration by Laurence Yep, a two-time Newbery Honor winner and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner, and Joanne Ryder features illustrations by Mary GrandPre.

Praise for A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
*"Warm humor, magical mishaps, and the main characters' budding mutual respect and affection combine to give this opener for a planned series a special shine." - Booklist , Starred

"Aternately comical, suspenseful and sometimes sweetly emotional." - Kirkus Reviews

"With a black-and-white spot illustration opening most chapters, an engaging narrator, and a consistently fluid writing style, this title makes a fine dragon choice for readers." - School Library Journal

"In this series launch, Yep and Ryder conjure up a world where dragons and humans interact, and the results are heartwarming and quite funny." - Publishers Weekly

"A clever and amusing novel that imagines a magical world that nestles right up against our own and sometimes crosses over." - The Bulleting of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for A Dragon's Guide to Making Your Human Smarter
"Yep and Ryder keep the magic coming with their whimsical fantasy, enhanced by Grandpre's sweet drawings. The story positively vibrates with fun." -- Kirkus Reviews

" Lighthearted episodes of unusual school lessons and field trips, illustrated by GrandPre's winsome spot art, are grounded by Miss Drake's more serious encounters with the goons...a gratifying development as this buoyant, fantastical series continues."-- The Horn Book Review

From the Hardcover edition.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In droll counterpoint to the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Yep and Ryder offer a similar interspecies matchup from the dragon's point of view. Miss Drake, a 3,000-year-old dragon, is initially annoyed when Winifred, 10, barges into her hidden lair beneath a San Francisco mansion. It seems that Winnie's widowed mom has inherited the house from Miss Drake's most recent and still sharply missed human pet, Fluffy (aka Great-Aunt Amelia). The irritating child has been left a key and a charge to take care of the lonely dragon. Being a responsible sort (as well as a shapechanger and a thoroughly modern dragon with a smartphone and a debit card), Miss Drake reluctantly takes Winnie under her wing or tries to, as the strong-willed child has ideas of her own. Despite their differences, the two make a good team, as they prove in narrowly averting major disaster to the city and its magical community, after a flock of creatures Winnie has drawn in a special sketchbook come to life. In vignettes that open each chapter, illustrator GrandPré depicts the diverse creatures, along with glimpses of dragon, child, and various significant items with her customary flair and expertise. Warm humor, magical mishaps, and the main characters' budding mutual respect and affection combine to give this opener for a planned series a special shine that will draw readers and leave them impatient for sequels.--Peters, John Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this series launch, Yep (the Dragon quartet), collaborating for the first time with his wife, Ryder (Won't You Be My Kissaroo?), again conjures up a world where dragons and humans interact, and the results are heartwarming and quite funny. Miss Drake, a shapeshifting dragon, is still mourning the death of her human pet, a woman she called Fluffy, when Fluffy's impetuous great-niece, Winnie, barges into her lair. "I could see she would be rather impossible to train," sniffs Miss Drake, whose scorn shifts to admiration as the two begin to bond with each other. After Winnie fills the pages of a magical sketchbook with drawings of fantastical creatures, the menacing "sketchlings" escape, and Winnie and Miss Drake join forces to track them down and return them to the book. Their mutual grief-Winnie's heartache over the death of her father parallels Miss Drake's loss of Fluffy-gives a moving underpinning to the magical escapades. Miss Drake's arch narration and the sharp back-and-forth between the characters create an enchanting story, accented by GrandPré's whimsical b&w spot illustrations. Ages 8-12. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dragons -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Animals, Mythical -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Artists -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Magic -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Friendship -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Imaginary creatures -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New York :Listening Library,2015
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Ryder, Joanne, author.
Denaker, Susan, narrator.
Listening Library, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Susan Denaker.
Audience Recommended for listeners ages 8 to 12.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 4 audio discs (3 hr., 58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781101891582
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