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The last dragon /

by De Mari, Silvana; Whiteside, Shaun.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Miramax Books, Hyperion Books for Children, 2006Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: 361 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0786836369 :; 9780786836369.Title notes: $16.95 2-2007 (db)Subject(s): Dragons -- Fiction | Dragons -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter books | Fantasy fictionSummary: Struggling to survive in a post apocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth's last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon, who holds the key to saving the world from the Dark Age that has begun.
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<br> When the last dragon and the last elf break the circle, the past and the future will meet, and the sun of a new summer will shine in the sky. <br> <br> In a world shrouded in darkness and continually lashed by rain, a young elf named Yorsh struggles to survive. His village has been destroyed by the torrential waters, leaving Yorsh suddenly orphaned and alone—the earth’s last elf. But soon Yorsh discovers he is part of a powerful prophecy to save the world from the Dark Age that has begun. First, however, the young elf will have to find another orphaned creature—the world’s last dragon.<br> <br> Full of great tenderness and humor, this magical journey tells the story of a world plagued by intolerance and wickedness, and the elf and the dragon who will fight for its redemption and bring it back into the light.<br>

$16.95 2-2007 (db)

Struggling to survive in a post apocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth's last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon, who holds the key to saving the world from the Dark Age that has begun.

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(Intermediate) De Mari takes common fantasy elements and combines them in a unique way in this stirring, subtly post-apocalyptic fantasy. Yorsh, an elf child, doesn't understand the exasperation his cluelessness causes the man and woman who rescue him from cold and starvation; nor why the two will be hanged for helping him; nor why his magic ability to free them causes such surprise. Parting ways with the couple, Yorsh spends the next thirteen years caring for a querulous, cave-bound dragon, whose broody behavior is explained when the egg it has secretly been guarding hatches. Through the young dragon Erbrow, Yorsh discovers the couple's now-orphaned daughter, Robi, in a work camp, supplying the missing piece of a heretofore-misunderstood prophecy. There follow more threats of hanging, a hairsbreadth escape, and an epic flight to safety leading to a community of refugees, during which time the true nobility of both elf and girl emerges, along with a moment that will stun readers with its heartbreaking act of sacrifice. With its combination of humor and deeply felt emotion, The Last Dragon, fueled by De Mari's powerhouse talent, will leave readers enthralled. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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