The Resource The storm dragon, Paula Harrison

The storm dragon, Paula Harrison

Label
The storm dragon
Title
The storm dragon
Statement of responsibility
Paula Harrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Finding a little lost dragon who is in terrible trouble, Sophy enlists the help of magical friends to protect the dragon and other creatures from a cruel queen's wicked army
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Has edition
Storyline
Review
  • Gr 2–5—This is an endearing story of Sophy, an orphan girl who is reminiscent of Cinderella, who works as a maid at Greytowers Castle. One day while picking apples, she investigates a loud crash in the orchard and discovers a baby dragon, a magical creature she had only heard stories about. Unfortunately, Sir Fitzroy and the queen want to rid the kingdom of all magical creatures, so Sophy acts quickly to protect the baby dragon, Cloudy, when she hears soldiers coming. Tension mounts as Sophy bravely tries to help Cloudy get home and avoid those who hunt him. Readers will quickly turn the pages to see if Sophy can elude danger and save Cloudy. Charming black-and-white illustrations complement the story. Chapter length and vocabulary are just right for intermediate elementary readers. VERDICT A lighthearted, magical story that is sure to delight young fantasy fans. A supplementary purchase.—Laura Fields Eason, Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY --Laura Fields Eason (Reviewed 01/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 1, p81)
  • A castle maid hides an injured dragon.When the staff clears out the deceased king's belongings, blonde, pale-skinned orphan Sophy finds a bag of strange rocks, one of which magically gives Sophy the ability to communicate with the baby dragon that crash-lands in the orchard. But there's not much time for Sophy to chat with storm dragon Cloudy—the ill-tempered knight Sir Fitzroy despises magical creatures, and he's on the prowl, looking for the crashed dragon. After the knight nearly catches them (storm magic and billowing royal underpants in the laundry play a role in their getaway distraction), Sophy and Cloudy steal away to safety and find the magic plant that will heal his wing. Soon, he rejoins his dragon family, and Sophy starts to miss him—but not for long. Harrison's series opener treads familiar territory, the third-person narration liberally dotted with exclamation marks and the dialogue positively festooned with them. The essential conflict—the adults' dislike of magical creatures ("I've never liked magical animals. How can you trust a creature that breathes fire or sings to the stars?" the queen complains)—feels wholly plot-driven and fails to give all but the most credulous readers genuine stakes to care about. Williams' illustrations depict the people with uniformly light skin and the dragon as adorable. An old-time-y fairy tale for dragon lovers; here's hoping subsequent volumes offer more meat. (Fantasy. 6-10)(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554616
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrison, Paula
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.H256137
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Secret rescuers
Series volume
001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unicorns
  • Animal rescue
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The storm dragon, Paula Harrison
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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.
Extent
117 pages, 2 pages
Isbn
9781481476089
Lccn
bl2017007434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The storm dragon, Paula Harrison
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.
Extent
117 pages, 2 pages
Isbn
9781481476089
Lccn
bl2017007434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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