Dragon Rider

by Cornelia Funke | Children's Books | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0439543428 Global Overview for this book
Registered by book_drunkard of Osgood, Indiana USA on 7/14/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by book_drunkard from Osgood, Indiana USA on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
From back cover:

A Boy. A Dragon. A Quest.

Firedrake, Ben, and their furry friend, Sorrel, are in search of the mythical place
where dragons can live in peace forever.
Together they embark on a journey that takes them to magical lands
where they meet marvelous creatures -- and one ruthless villain.
Along the way, they will discover allies in odd places,
courage they didn't know they had,
and a hidden destiny that changes everything.

Journal Entry 2 by book_drunkard at Bookbox, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/22/2018 UTC) at Bookbox, by mail -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sending off on a journey in "The Otherworldly" bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 03, 2018
I'm claiming this from the Otherworldly bookbox. I enjoyed Funke's novel Inkheart, though later books in the series were less entertaining; will see how this tale of a ragtag bunch of misfits - a dragon, a Brownie, and an orphan - set out on a quest to find a safe haven for the dragon.

There are thumbnail illustrations on each chapter, and some additional illustrations throughout,

Among my favorite bits: when Sorrel is captured, and two professors are arguing about what she is; one has it correct, the other thinks she's a monkey - so she starts calling him names using poison-mushroom varieties. (Alas, the recipient of her attentions thinks she's babbling monkey-noises; it's the other professor who can hear what she's saying.)

The story culminates with a desperate battle against the alchemically-crafted dragon-devouring golden dragon Nettlebrand - and, this being a book for children, it resolves rather nicely, though there are some very suspenseful bits in the middle. It's a typical "ragtag band of misfits work together to defeat unstoppable foe" story, but nicely done.

[There's a TV Tropes page on the book, with some entertaining tidbits. ]

Released 1 yr ago (5/5/2018 UTC) at Treasures Antiques, 106 Ponemah Road (Rt 122) in Amherst, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I plan to leave this book at or near Treasures Antiques, while visiting the Kitty Angels benefit. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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