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The language of spells /

by Weyr, Garret [author.]; Harnett, Katie [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018]Description: 299 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781452159584; 1452159580.Subject(s): Dragons -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure stories | Vienna (Austria) -- Juvenile fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Dragons -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Vienna (Austria) -- Fiction | Austria -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Action and adventure fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Fantasy fiction | Action and adventure fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Action and adventure fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: Grisha the dragon is born in the Black Forest in 1803, the last year any dragon was born, and while young he was trapped by the emperor's sorcerer, and turned into a teapot, which was frustrating but kept him alive while magic and other dragons were disappearing--until one day he meets Maggie, a poet's daughter, and the two of them set out to discover what happened to all the other dragons.
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Grisha is a dragon in a world that's forgotten how to see him. Maggie is a unusual child who thinks she's perfectly ordinary. They're an unlikely duo--but magic, like friendship, is funny. Sometimes it chooses those who might not look so likely. And magic has chosen Grisha and Maggie to solve the darkest mystery in Vienna. Decades ago, when World War II broke out, someone decided that there were too many dragons for all of them to be free. As they investigate, Grisha and Maggie askthe question everyone's forgotten: Where have the missing dragons gone? And is there a way to save them? At once richly magical and tragically historical,The Language of Spells is a novel full of adventure about remembering old stories, forging new ones, and the transformative power of friendship.

Grisha the dragon is born in the Black Forest in 1803, the last year any dragon was born, and while young he was trapped by the emperor's sorcerer, and turned into a teapot, which was frustrating but kept him alive while magic and other dragons were disappearing--until one day he meets Maggie, a poet's daughter, and the two of them set out to discover what happened to all the other dragons.

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After World War II, the world's magic "has come and gone," and the remaining dragons must fit into Vienna society under government regulation. Fire-breathing dragon Grisha meets a girl, Maggie, whose creative nature lets her see the world's remaining magic, and together they devise a plan to free the dragons. Each chapter of this enchanting historical fantasy begins with a full-page scene-setting illustration. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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