Dragon's Green, Volume 1

Scarlett Thomas (Author)
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Description

"This middle grade series starter is tailor-made for Harry Potter's fans." --Kirkus Reviews

For fans of the Land of Stories and the Wings of Fire Series, this first enchanting adventure from acclaimed novelist Scarlett Thomas is set in a wondrous realm where magic most decidedly exists, a growing evil lurks, and a group of children is destined to save the world.

Effie Truelove believes in magic, as does her grandfather Griffin (although he refuses to do any magic, let alone teach Effie how to use it). After a mysterious incident leaves Griffin close to death, Effie is given an unusual silver ring and told she must look after her grandfather's library of rare and powerful books. But then the books fall into the hands of shady scholar Leonard Levar, and Effie is propelled into the most dangerous adventure of her life.

Now, Effie and her friends--nerdy Maximilian, rugby-mad Wolf, helpful Lexy, and eccentric Raven--must discover their true powers if they are to get the books back. And Effie alone will have to travel to the Otherworld, where she will uncover the true meaning of the strange old book called Dragon's Green...

Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
May 29, 2018
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.1 X 1.1 X 7.6 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781481497855

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About the Author

Scarlett Thomas was born in London. She is the author of the Worldquake series, which includes Dragon's Green and The Chosen Ones. She is also the author of nine books for adults, including PopCo, The End of Mr. Y, which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, and Our Tragic Universe. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.

Erwin Madrid is a children's book illustrator based in San Francisco, where he earned his BFA at the Academy of Art College. He has worked for PDI/Dreamworks Animation on films like Shrek 2 and the Madagascar sequels. He has also done concept art for the gaming industry for titles like Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. In his spare time, Erwin travels and goes plein air painting.

Reviews

"In vivid, inviting prose, Thomas deftly evokes an original, intriguing post-technological Earth looming with evil where 'books are magic' and memorable misfits become heroes. A compelling new fantasy series with an unlikely heroine, quirky helpers, dragons, portals, witches, and wizards."--Kirkus Reviews
"Filled with fantastical events and flourishes of intricate detail, this middle-grade series starter is tailor-made for Harry Potters fans: an array of unique and likable characters aiding a hero in an adventure of a lifetime."--Booklist
"Recommended for readers looking for fantasy, magic, and a new world to explore."--Booklist "School Library Journal"
*A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION--Booklist "School Library Journal"
*A SUMMER 2017 KIDS' INDIE NEXT LIST PICK--Booklist "School Library Journal"