By Jessica Day George
Publisher: Bloomsbury united states Childrens
Publication Date: 2008-04-29
Number of Pages: 352
When an orphan lady named Creel befriends a dragon, she unknowingly inherits a couple of slippers which may be used to save lots of her state, or wreck it. excellent for enthusiasts of Shannon Hale and Cornelia Funke's Dragon Rider, the sunshine tone and fascinating characterizations convey this heartwarming delusion to existence. Older center grade readers and younger youngsters alike will take pleasure in the journey, enjoyable, and dragon-drenched motion!
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Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, Book 1) by Jessica Day George