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Twelve-year-old Bobby hates middle school but is fascinated with King Arthur. In an effort to rebel against his father's oppressive expectations, he lets his grades drop-until his dad promises to take him to Camelot Theme Park if he gets all As. When the long-awaited day finally arrives, Bobby is magically transported directly back to ninth-century Britain through a secret door in the park's basement museum. Suddenly grateful for all his recent schoolwork, Bobby must use everything he's learned, from history to science, if he hopes to help the people he meets-and survive himself. Before long, his modern knowledge makes people regard him as a wizard and, because of his tricks with fire, earns him the nickname "Dragonbreath." As educational as it is thrilling, this time-travel fantasy follows Bobby as he fights alongside Alfred the Great, a king on whom many Arthurian legends are based, in an effort to defeat the vikings. A great resource for teachers looking for fresh ways to grab students' attention, "Dragonbreath" is written with a sophisticated vocabulary that parenthetically includes definitions and explanations in the text so young readers learn...without having to step outside the story.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 354g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514111861
  • 9781514111864

About Aransas the Storyteller

Aransas the Storyteller was raised in the wilds of southwest Texas before serving with the 7th Marines in Quang Nam Province. After earning a BS in communication from the University of Texas in Austin, he held a variety of jobs, from construction worker to hometown newspaper reporter, while developing his writing craft. His storytelling career took off during his time working as a dietary supervisor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Since then, he has brought laughter and education to audiences all the way from Austin to Boston. He has published children's books, as well as produced two audiocassettes of his stories. "Dragonbreath" is his first adolescent adventure.
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