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Dragon rider /

by Funke, Cornelia Caroline; Bell, Anthea.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Chicken House, [2011], ©2004Description: 523 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780606229968 :; 0606229965 :; 9780545316484; 0545316480; 0329863819; 9780329863814.Title notes: $19.65 10-2015 (db)Uniform titles: Drachenreiter. English.Subject(s): Dragons -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy | Dragons -- Fiction | Animals, Mythical -- Fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Fantasy fiction | Adventure fictionSummary: After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find a legendary valley, known as the Rim of Heaven, while being pursued by an old enemy.
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Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! Firedrake must escape and as a result, embarks on an adventure.

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After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find a legendary valley, known as the Rim of Heaven, while being pursued by an old enemy.

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Horn Book Review

(Intermediate) A book with a blue-and-gray cover image of a flying dragon, the plot device of an orphan granted entry to a magical world, and enough heft to serve double-duty as a doorstop -- Eragon? The next Harry Potter? No, it's Funke's Dragon Rider, newly arrived from Germany to jostle for space in the crowded fantasy market. Ben, a homeless orphan, joins dragon Firedrake and furry, bad-tempered brownie Sorrel both in their quest to find the dragon home at the Rim of Heaven and in their mortal combat with Nettlebrand, a golden dragon-machine who wants to exterminate dragonkind. Exciting adventures abound, albeit counterbalanced with some implausible motivations, a few plot holes, and a dollop of syrupy sentiment (mostly when Ben is befriended by the dragon and later finds a home with the family of a professor of magical studies). But for younger readers who want fantastical events straight up, without complicated backstory or murky moral ambivalence, this book delivers. (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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