A magical dragon must learn to fly before it's too late!
Dando the dragon child must learn to fly or else he'll be left behind when his family moves to new caves. When he can't, his mother offers to carry him on her back. But Dando gets lost along the journey and now must survive alone in a place where the dreadful Doggins lurk. Then an orphaned girl rescues him and offers to help him find his family. But is their friendship strong enough to keep them both safe?
Awarding-winning and NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Jenny Nimmo, weaves another classic fantasy tale that will delight and thrill early chapter book readers!
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Jenny Nimmo is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling Children of the Red King series as well as GRIFFIN'S CASTLE, THE DRAGON'S CHILD, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy, all published by Orchard Books. Several of her books have been awarded and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.
Fearing the doggins (predatory, pantherlike creatures) and humans who inhabit their forest, the dragons decide to return to their homeland. The youngest dragon child, Dando, cannot yet fly and falls off his mother’s back during the exodus, leaving him all alone except for a small bird that has befriended him. Dando is discovered by the chief’s son and imprisoned in a cage, leaving a young slave-girl and the bird to try and rescue him. Nimmo’s latest novel offers high fantasy and adventure for the beginning chapter-book crowd. Dando’s development from an immature and helpless creature to a flight-worthy, fire-breathing beast will please young readers and introduce them to the tropes of this genre. Marks’ pencil sketches help to break up the short chapters, and the book’s die-cut outer edge (profiling an image of Dando) should attract younger readers. Give this to fans of Juliet Trewellard’s Butterfingers (2007) or Angela McAllister’s Digory the Dragon Slayer series. Grades 2-4. --Kay Weisman
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Book Description Orchard Books, 2008. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110545064686
Book Description Orchard Books, 2008. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0545064686
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