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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Dragon's Egg

No promises... but here I go again!..

Quest the First...

Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time II criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.

Book : 1 Dragon's Egg by Sarah L Thomson

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow; 1 edition (October 2, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0061288489

Product Description
It is a rare talent, and only she can care for the Inn's herd. She feeds them, gathers their eggs, and tends to their injuries. But Mella dreams about the dragons of legend, even though hardly anyone believes they still exist. Dragons are small farm animals, not huge fire-breathing monsters. Everyone knows that.

Until one day changes everything.

A Knight of the Order of Defenders arrives at the Inn. Signs of the mythical dragons have led him there, he says. Then a simple errand takes Mella through the forest, where she stumbles across a dragon's egg—and faces the true, terrifying dragon guarding it. On the spot, Mella vows to get the egg safely to the fabled Hatching Grounds. She must leave her home for the first time, and she finds an unlikely companion in the Defender's squire, Roger.

For Mella and Roger, this one day is the beginning of an adventure. Where will it take them?

Ok, so this is a rather smallish YA book, double spaced for easy reading.. and I have to tell you, be it my love of dragons or what I don't know, but this little story grabbed me and made me read it within 2 days !

Yep it was one of those, this is a: to cute to stay away from, book!

When Mella found the dragon's egg (and at first she didn't know what it was) and then discovered a rather large fierce dragon that had been sent to bring it back to the hatching grounds, she had no idea what she was in for!

Written as a very good adventure.. not too much, not too little.. but just about right for the age of the kids and what they might or might not be able to handle, this story was a good one. Very enjoyable. I would like to see a sequel to this story and these characters, although there is no indication that there will be one.

This would be an excellent choice of a book to read to younger kids.


Blogger Jaimie said...

Your little dragon in the egg is adorable! Sounds like a fun book!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

Sounds like a great book and I love your little dragon too!

6:37 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Jaimie, and Ladytink: Yes it is a good little book to read.. just wish there was more too it!

6:40 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

I've always loved Dick Van Dyke ever since I was a kid. Orlando Bloom is good looking but the person I most want to meet would have to be Jason Dohring. I can't believe Moonlight got cancelled too! It and Veronica Mars were my favorites. He's such a talented actor.

9:09 PM  

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