Dragon Rider - Dragon Rider, Bk 1 Author:Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) 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 the... more »y didn't know they had and a hidden destiny that changes everything.« less
I loved this book! I can't wait for my kids to read it. I was looking for a introduction into fantasy for my kids that was not too scary and would hold their attention. IT has a great story plot and just enough action. A must read!
This is a well-written, exciting story of a homeless boy who befriends a dragon and joins him on his quest to find a home safe from humans. There are many exciting adventures and mythical beasts, without the darkness and fear factor of Harry Potter and other fantasy books for older readers.
A great read-aloud for the 7-10 year old audience!
I liked the story, but I wasn't extremely impressed with the book. Some of the events just seemed to happen a little too smoothly (they'd meet exactly the type of person/creature they needed at exactly the moment they realized they had a need).
This is a fun little read for the young. Firedrake, a silver dragon; Sorrel, a forest brownie; and Ben, a human boy embark on a trip to find a new home for the dragons whose valley is threatened by a dam that will flood it land bury their cave homes. This book details their adventures on this journey.
The adventures are haunted by the occasional appearance of the dragons' old enemy, a golden dragon named Nettlebrand, who eats other dragons. They have discovered that they are accompanied by a spy, Twigleg, who had reported to Nettlebrand until he confesses. Can they find the Rim of Heaven, the original home of the dragons and save the dragons whose home is about to be flooded? Can they avoid the ancient enemy of the dragons?