- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Format: Paperback | 324 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 23mm | 304g
- Publication date: 29 April 2008
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1599902753
- ISBN 13: 9781599902753
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 49,024
When an orphan girl named Creel befriends a dragon, she unknowingly inherits a pair of slippers that could be used to save her kingdom, or destroy it. Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale and Cornelia Funke's "Dragon Rider," the light tone and charming characterizations bring this heartwarming fantasy to life. Older middle grade readers and young teens alike will appreciate the adventure, fun, and dragon-drenched action!
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Jessica Day George is the author of "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow," "Dragon Slippers," and its sequel, "Dragon Flight." Originally from Idaho, she studied at Brigham Young University and lived in Delaware and New Jersey before settling down in Salt Lake City, Utah. She had been a movie store clerk, librarian, bookseller, and school office lady before she got her big break. Jessica lives with her husband, their young son, and a five-pound Maltese named Pippin in a house that needs to be vacuumed much too often. www.JessicaDayGeorge.com www.dragonslippers.net
By rebecca 02 Aug 2012
I am hard to please and I loved this book . It's so captivating nearer the end I felt heart broken my parents told me that I was murmuring this in my sleep " Shardas , Shardas what happened ? how did you survive ? where ARE you ? "
I feel that heavy in my heart . I must know more . MUST READ MORE !!! It kills me to know there is only three books . I'm going to BEG Jessica Day George to write another I advise this book to people who like adventure and fantasy .
If your a bookworm thats great but if you are not definatly pick upthis book to freak ouut your parents you will get attached to it bookworm or not !!!!
I want to rate this book 10000000000000,00000000000000000000000000000,00000000000000000000000000000,0000000000000000000000000000,99999999999999999999999999999999999999999,99999999999999999999999,000000000000000000,99999999999999999999999999999. But I cant :'(
By TeensReadToo 01 Oct 2010
DRAGON SLIPPERS is one of the best fantasy books I've read in ages! I always feel like good fantasy is hard to find, but this book certainly succeeded in being that and much more.
When Creel's parents die, her rather silly aunt is going to be hard-pressed to come up with the money to feed Creel and her brother, so she comes up with a plan. She's going to give Creel to the dragon rumored to live in the hills near their town and convince a local nobleman's son to rescue and marry the "fair maiden."
Anyone with sense knows this is ridiculous. The dragon is only a myth...Right?
Wrong. Creel, however, is clever enough to talk her way out of the hands of the dragon (who doesn't really want to eat her, and, by the way, collects shoes, not gold), and out of the bargain she gets a comfortable pair of blue slippers, which she wears on the long walk to the capitol, where she wants to find work putting the sewing and embroidering skills taught to her by her mother to use. It seems like a simple enough plan; however, life is never as simple as we think it is going to be.
DRAGON SLIPPERS is an un-put-downable read, set in a vividly created fantasy world. The characters are wonderful, too (although I feel the storytelling, rather than the characters, is Jessica Day George's strength in this story). DRAGON SLIPPERS is an excellent novel, one sure to appeal to fantasy fans of all ages.
*Gold Star Award Winner!
From Kirkus ReviewsClever, well-plotted and good fun. --"Kirkus Reviews" From Booklist [T]he fairy-tale action and vivid scenes, from glittering dragon cave to posh dress shop, are captivating, and readers will easily connect with brave Creel, who weathers betrayals and learns to value true friends and her own talents. "--Booklist " ""From The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books First-time author George has created an endearing fantasy with quirky twists on traditional elements. ...The tale is told deftly and with warm humor, and readers will bond quickly with sensible country girl Creel. Romance, friendship, and betrayal all spice the mix, and readers looking for something to follow Hale's "Princess"" ""Academy" will find pleasure here. "--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books""" From BookpageA magical, fun-filled page-turner for middle-grade readers that's a far cry from an old-school Cinderella story. "--Bookpage " From MeridianMagazine.com This is a light-hearted fantasy tale at its best. "--"MeridianMagazine.com