A Hint of Hydra

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Aladdin Paperbacks
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781481477956

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About the Author

Heidi Lang managed to stumble upon the two best jobs in the world: writing for kids and walking dogs. If she's not out on the trails surrounded by wagging tails and puppy kisses, she's probably hunched over her laptop working on her next book. She lives in northern California with her husband and two adventure-loving dogs, and she is the coauthor of the Mystic Cooking Chronicles and Whispering Pines series and author of Out of Range. Find her on Twitter @HidLang or visit the website she shares with her writing partner at HeidiandKatiBooks.com. Kati Bartkowski was originally drawn to illustration before she got swept up in the world of words. Nowadays she's a fan of creating fantastical creatures and feisty heroines in both mediums. If she's not reading, writing, or drawing, she's probably chasing after her high energy little girl. She lives in northern California and is the coauthor of the Mystic Cooking Chronicles and Whispering Pines series. Find her on Twitter @KTBartkowski or visit the website she shares with her writing partner at HeidiandKatiBooks.com.

Reviews

The plot rockets along, the third-person narration peppered by agreeably colloquial dialogue. Mix a dash of humor with some action and adventure, throw in a couple of cute boys plus a gutsy heroine--this novel is a recipe for success--perfect for Top Chef fans with a penchant for the fantastical.-- "Kirkus Reviews on A Dash of Dragon"
This middle grade fantasy introduces an exciting world where engaging human and magical characters live together. The title tackles themes of abandonment, loneliness, risk-taking, trust, and friendship. Readers are likely to become wrapped up in Laila's story and anxious to know what her fate will be.-- "School Library Journal on A Dash of Dragon"
A Dash of Dragon, by sisters Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski, is fast-paced, funny and chock-full of action. Lailu is a brilliant chef, a brave and skilled hunter and a savvy business owner--but she is still very much a 13-year-old, whose curses include "What the spatula?" and, when she's really upset, "Butter knives!" Absolutely charming." "-- "Shelf Awareness, *Starred Review* for A Dash of Dragon"
"A zingy, buoyant adventure where the happy ending is certain but the path to it is enjoyably twisty."-- "BCCB on A Dash of Dragon"
"A wildly inventive fantasy with wide appeal."-- "Booklist on A Dash of Dragon"
Lang and Bartkowski continue Lailu's adventures in a world that cooks up magic, fantastical beasts, steampunk science, and a dash of murder mystery in a story that will attract readers who enjoy not only fantasy adventure but cooking TV shows, such as MasterChef Junior.""-- "Booklist on A Hint of Hydra"
"Lang's gripping tale is chock-full of adventure and action."-- "School Library Journal"
"solving the magical whodunit and battling against steampunk-inspired automatons easily reinforce Lailu's heroism and allow for an engaging, self-contained adventure."-- "BCCB"
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