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Jake lives at the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies in Smokehill National Park. There are five million acres of the Smokehill wilderness, and the endangered dragons rarely show themselves. Jake's never seen one except at a distance. But then, on his first overnight solo in the park, he meets a dragon - and she is dying. More than that, she has just given birth, and one of the babies is still alive. . . .
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142414948
  • 9780142414941
  • 1,381,193

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?A sharply incisive, wildly intelligent dragon fantasy . . . Penetratingly insightful . . . Quietly magnificent.? ?"Kirkus Reviews", starred review ?Readers will be engaged by McKinley's well-drawn characters and want to root for the Smokehill community's fight to save the ultimate endangered species.? ?"School Library Journal"
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About Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine; the New York Times bestseller Spindle's End; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Rose Daughter; and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.
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5,206 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 17% (860)
4 31% (1,590)
3 32% (1,649)
2 15% (789)
1 6% (318)
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