Dragon's Green

Dragon's Green

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Baker & Taylor
When a mysterious incident nearly kills her grandfather, Effie Truelove receives an unusual silver ring and responsibility for his magical library before being confronted by a scholar who wants the books for his own evil purposes.

Baker
& Taylor

"The first book in a middle grade series about three young heroes who go on a quest to save a collection of magical books from an evil villain who plans to dominate the world"--
When a mysterious incident nearly costs her magic-avoiding grandfather his life, Effie Truelove receives an unusual silver ring and responsibility over her grandfather's magical library before being confronted by a shady scholar who would use the books for his own dark purpose. A first children's book by the author of PopCo. Simultaneous eBook.

Simon and Schuster
“This middle grade series starter is tailor-made for Harry Potter’s fans.” —Kirkus Reviews

For fans of the Land of Stories and the Wings of Fire Series, this first enchanting adventure from acclaimed novelist Scarlett Thomas is set in a wondrous realm where magic most decidedly exists, a growing evil lurks, and a group of children is destined to save the world.

Effie Truelove believes in magic, as does her grandfather Griffin (although he refuses to do any magic, let alone teach Effie how to use it). After a mysterious incident leaves Griffin close to death, Effie is given an unusual silver ring and told she must look after her grandfather’s library of rare and powerful books. But then the books fall into the hands of shady scholar Leonard Levar, and Effie is propelled into the most dangerous adventure of her life.

Now, Effie and her friends—nerdy Maximilian, rugby-mad Wolf, helpful Lexy, and eccentric Raven—must discover their true powers if they are to get the books back. And Effie alone will have to travel to the Otherworld, where she will uncover the true meaning of the strange old book called Dragon’s Green

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017
Edition: First US edition
ISBN: 9781481497848
1481497847
Branch Call Number: J FICTION THOMA...S
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 22 cm

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brookren
Aug 21, 2017

This book had a totally different meaning of magic. I loved it.

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marthabwaters
May 21, 2017

So. I think the concept for this book is super intriguing – it’s always refreshing to me to find a kids’ fantasy that has a new and interesting take on a magical world, which this absolutely does. But – this book is… complicated. It feels overstuffed. It somehow feels like three different books happening at once, even. When I got to the end and realized it was only ~350 pages, I was sincerely astonished, because it feels longer than that, simply because of the various plot threads that are introduced. It’s well-written, it’s got cool world-building, it’s wildly imaginative... potential readers will need to be patient, though – and pay attention!

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