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The Resource A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans, Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder, (sound recording audiobook CD)

A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans, Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder, (sound recording audiobook CD)

Label
A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans
Title
A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder
Title variation
Dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Crusty dragon Miss Drake's new pet human, precocious ten-year-old Winnie, not only thinks Miss Drake is her pet, she accidentally brings to life her "sketchlings" of mysterious and fantastic creatures hidden in San Francisco, causing mayhem among its residents
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Audio
Review
  • Susan Denaker delivers a comedic tale of a dragon who learns she has a soft heart in this audiobook perfect for young listeners. Miss Drake is a dragon who has a new pet, the young human Winnie, who turns out to be quite a handful. Denaker mixes highbrow elegance with humor and heart to create the stiff Miss Drake. As the character becomes more endearing as the story goes on, Denaker's narration deftly reflects her change of heart. Young listeners will surely relate to the excitable Winnie as they revel in the adventures she has with her dragon. S.B.T. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine
  • Grades 3-5 Denaker gives a dramatic boost to Yep and Ryder’s fictional story of a dragon who is willed to a headstrong 10-year-old by her great-aunt. As the story is narrated in the first person, Denaker’s voice becomes that of the dragon, Miss Drake, and is as refined and matronly as one might expect of a 3,000-year-old reptile. She sounds as indulgent and regal as a dowager queen. When Miss Drake speaks, Denaker takes it up a notch, making her sound haughty and often indignant with her new “pet.” Young Winnie’s voice is warbly and without guile. In turn, each character speaks with a unique voice that reflects his or her personality. The performance is free of any sound effects or background music, deservedly focusing the listener’s attention on the excellent narration. This magical story, full of fantasy and friendship, will entrance young listeners. -- Young, Ashley (Reviewed 5/15/2015) (Booklist, vol 01, number 18, p70)
  • Gr 4 – 7 — Miss Drake is a curmudgeonly dragon. When her last pet, Fluffy, died, Miss Drake had planned on waiting 30 years before taking on another pet. Fluffy, however, had other ideas. In her will, she leaves her grandniece, Winnie, the key to Miss Drake's lair. Things only heat up when Winnie draws some beautiful magical creatures she meets and accidentally brings them to life. Forced to work together, the two unlikely companions must wrangle them back into the book. There's just one problem: one creature eats magic and doesn't know how to stop. Can the duo put aside their difference and catch all the creatures before it's too late? Narrator Susan Denaker's unique voices make it easy to distinguish the fun, well-developed characters and help listeners fully engage with Winnie's world. Her pleasant and entertaining tone added depth and believability to the story while smoothly transitioning between the well-written inner dialogue, humor, and conflict. Although the book starts off a little slow, the action quickly picks up and never loses a step. VERDICT A fun, engaging listen for fans of fantasy adventure and books where magical creatures walk amongst humans.—Kira Moody, Whitmore Library, Salt Lake City, UT --Kira Moody (Reviewed June 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 6, p65)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10408202
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yep, Laurence
Dewey number
[Fic]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
840L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.Y44
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Susan Denaker
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ryder, Joanne
  • Denaker, Susan
  • Listening Library
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dragon's guide
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dragons
  • Animals, Mythical
  • Artists
  • Magic
  • Friendship
Target audience
juvenile
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans, Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder, (sound recording audiobook CD)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Some sets repackaged and distributed by Midwest Tape, LLC
  • Title from web page
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (3 hr., 58 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101891582
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
YA 2299
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans, Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Some sets repackaged and distributed by Midwest Tape, LLC
  • Title from web page
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (3 hr., 58 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101891582
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
YA 2299
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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