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Dragon Rider ***SIGNED*** ***ADVANCE READER'S EDITION***

Cornelia Funke

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ISBN 10: 0439456959 / ISBN 13: 9780439456951
Published by The Chicken House, NY, 2004
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Advance Reading Copy (ARC). First American Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. New unread As New book without dust jacket as issued. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Bookseller Inventory # 008921

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Title: Dragon Rider ***SIGNED*** ***ADVANCE ...

Publisher: The Chicken House, NY

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st American Edition.

Book Type: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

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Dragon Rider

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It's a fantasy, it's long, and it's got dragons in it. Dragon Rider is bound to be another hit book from Cornelia Funke! Ever since the popularity of bestselling fantasies The Thief Lord and Inkheart went global a few years ago, legions of fans have demanded more books from the German author than she can reasonably hope to write each year. So, re-discovering this hefty, earlier novel from 1997 was a logical development--and her keenest readers will devour it as before.

Aimed at slightly younger readers than her previous novels, despite its massive five hundred pages, Dragon Rider is about a brave young dragon called Firedrake who embarks upon a dangerous journey to the Rim of Heaven in the Himalayas--a magical place where silver dragons can rest easy, free from the threat of destruction by mankind and their only hope of sanctuary. The key to its location is a map rendered by a rat who is a master cartographer.

Firedrake is joined on his quest by Ben, an orphaned boy, and Sorrell--a wise-cracking Brownie that is an odd, but ingenious, grumpy kind of fairy. Their journey is not a straightforward one by any means. Created by an alchemist called Petrosius Henbane in 1424, Nettlebrand (a malevolent creature covered in impenetrable gold plates) is their biggest threat--he is intent on destroying them. Nettlebrand is aided by Twigleg, a homunculus who has stowed away in Ben's bag and who is feeding reports on their progress back to his master.

Their exciting encounters are many... It is easy to forgive the narrative's excessive length when readers are gorging on such a wonderfully inventive and readable story from an author who has her readers in the palm of her hand on every page. (Age 9 and over) --John McLay

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