Posts Tagged ‘Dragons’

Dragon Frontier
By Dan Abnett

Puffin Books

Yesterday this delightful paperback book arrived in the post for the school library and I was delighted when I found a trailer for it.
The trailer has a wonderful retro feel to it with added crackling for a bit of authenticity. Just like the Westerns of days of old except for the addition of dragons. Great for children age 8 and up who love a bit of fantasy and adventure. Wild adventure that is, in the Wild West.
Twelve-year-old Jake Polson and his family are starting out on a new life way out in the American Frontier. He loves driving the lead wagon and things are looking pretty good until tragedy strikes. Jake must head in to the wild West in search of a legendary creature to save his family. But there is danger all around and survival isn’t guaranteed. He must fight for it! But evil is lurking nearby!
Can’t wait to get stuck in to this book.
Love the Yee-ha in the trailer!

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The girl who fell beneath fairyland and led the revels there
By Catherynne Valente

The covers alone of these two books are enough to make you want to pick them up and hold them close.
They really are delightfully presented and will be added to my pile to be reserved from the library.

The girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making
By Catherynne M. Valente

Thanks to Macmillan Kids for these links.

Dragonswood
By Janet Lee Carey

Book 2 in the Wilde Island chronicles.
I love the haunting music of this trailer. This book has just hit the shops and the reviews have been very good. Heaps of people listing it in their ‘to be read’ list on Goodreads.
Wilde Island is mourning the Pendragon king. While everyone waits for the heir to return, the peaceful pact between dragons, fairies and humans is falling apart. Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter is accused of witchery and she soon finds herself on the run with two friends. She has visions of a sword-wielding man but is he good or bad and just how far can she run. The cover is cool too.