The Resource Dragon's Green, Scarlett Thomas

Dragon's Green, Scarlett Thomas

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Dragon's Green
Title
Dragon's Green
Statement of responsibility
Scarlett Thomas
Title variation
Dragons Green
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first book in a middle grade series about three young heroes who go on a quest to save a collection of magical books from an evil villain who plans to dominate the world"--
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Review
  • Grades 5-8 “Find Dragon’s Green.” These are Effie Truelove’s grandfather’s ominous last words. But where to even start? Effie’s grandfather was of the magic variety, but Effie’s father refused to allow Effie’s grandfather to discuss anything related to magic. Left with only grief and anger, Effie sets out to retrieve her grandfather’s books and possessions, the keys to her quest. Of course, her father (who has refused to discuss magic since his wife disappeared in the “worldquake”) doesn’t understand the urgency of the search, and forces her back into school, where some unexpected friends became important allies. Maximilian, Wolf, and Effie, with the help of her grandfather’s magical “boons,” embark on a epic adventure to figure out the garbled clues of her grandfather’s final request. Filled with fantastical events and flourishes of intricate detail, this middle-grade series starter is tailor-made for Harry Potters fans: it features an array of unique and likable characters aiding a hero in an adventure of a lifetime. -- Oppelt, Meghan (Reviewed 3/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 14, p54)
  • Gr 4–7—Does magic exist? Euphemia (Effie) Truelove, a student from the Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled, and Strange, discovers that her destiny is to find the answer. Effie's eccentric grandfather, Griffin, hints that magic exists, but he is banned from using it. When Griffin begins to teach Effie about magical thinking, he mysteriously dies. A silver ring and drawstring pouch full of trinkets belonging to her grandfather are secretly passed to her by the hospital staff. Excited to inherit her grandfather's unusual library of magical books, Effie realizes that she's been duped out of ownership by an unscrupulous man named Leonard Levar. Knowing she must retrieve her grandfather's magical library, she undertakes an extraordinary adventure full of intrigue and magical quests. The story lags a little in the middle, but there are many fun and endearing moments, magical wonder, new experiences, and rabbit holes along the way. VERDICT Recommended for readers looking for fantasy, magic, and a new world to explore.—Robyn Gioia, Seoul American Elementary School, Seoul, Korea --Robyn Gioia (Reviewed 05/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 05, p92)
  • This series opener introduces "unprepossessing eleven-year-old" Effie Truelove and her classmates at Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange who discover their magical powers trying to rescue some special books.Living in the post-worldquake era, white Effie hangs out with her grandfather Griffin Truelove, a scholar of magic, who recently started introducing her to "magical thinking." Close to death, Griffin leaves Effie a ring, his magical objects, and his library, warning her to protect the books, find Dragon's Green, and stop the Diberi. Effie's clueless, but wearing Griffin's ring gives her unusual strength. Outraged when her father sells Griffin's library to a sinister book dealer, Effie salvages a book called Dragon's Green, which literally transports her to the Otherworld, where she learns she's a True Hero. Determined to save the books, Effie enlists four of her classmates after empowering each with one of Griffin's magical objects, unleashing their skills as mage, warrior, healer, and witch. In vivid, inviting prose, Thomas deftly evokes an original, intriguing post-technological Earth looming with evil where "books are magic" and memorable misfits become heroes. A compelling new fantasy series with an unlikely heroine, quirky helpers, dragons, portals, witches, and wizards. (Fantasy. 9-12)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2017)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562197
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Scarlett
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 9-12
  • 790L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.1.T467
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
5.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Worldquake
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Books
  • Friendship
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Dragon's Green, Scarlett Thomas
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781481497855
Lccn
2016035327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dragon's Green, Scarlett Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781481497855
Lccn
2016035327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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