Friday, 10 April 2015

Fiction Age 7 up

NZ Writer and Illustrator
Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Donavan Bixley
Dragon Knight  Fire!

Dragon Knight series
Scholastic 2015   $10.99pb 96pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3259 3
Themes: Dragons/ Knights/ Middle Ages/ Shape shifters
If you are a part-time dragon but also want to be accepted as a trainee for the Knight School where much emphasis is placed on vanquishing dragons, you have a bit of a problem. However, problems are what Kyle Mewburn’s many characters thrive on and Merek, who with his family are shape-shifting dragons, is equal to the task. The book, and its companion, Rats!  (ISBN 978 1 7754 3260 9) will be up to the expectations of anyone who has read the Dinosaur Rescue series and should pull in many new enthusiasts as well – especially the so-called ‘reluctant readers’.  Once they get a whiff of the ogre farts and the fiery dragon breath they will be away. It is generously illustrated with images as 'wicked' as the text.  Not for the conservative adult…
Year 3 up/ Age 7 up

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