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Dragon Keepers #1: The Dragon in the Sock Drawer

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For Magic Tree House readers who are ready for something longer, the Dragon Keepers series has the perfect length and reading level, along with the fast-paced writing, adventure, and sense of teamwork that kids love to read.

TEN-YEAR-OLD COUSINS Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches, and a helpless, tiny but very loud baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck-and-call, trying to figure out what to feed her.

An Internet search leads them to the library, which leads them back to the Internet, where they find a very strange Web site called “” It is here that the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers” and that not only do they have to feed her, but they have to keep her safe from the villainous Saint George who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons’ blood.

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 14, 2008 – At the start of this workmanlike series opener, fantasy-loving 10-year-old cousins Jesse and Daisy are convinced that sooner or later they have a magical adventure of their own. When Jesse finds a geode, aka a thunder egg, both can hear it talking; in short enough order, it hatches into a dragon. As its chosen Dragon Keepers, the cousins must protect little Emmy (for Emerald) from an evil Dragon Slayer, who, by day, is a herpetologist at the local college. Klimo, v-p and publisher of Random House/ Golden Books Young Readers Group, leaves a lot unexplained, including why the Dragon Slayer wants to drink Emmy's blood and why doing so could spell doom, not only for Emerald, but for the world, as a 19th-century dragonologist tells them via a Harry Potter esque use of the Internet. And while Jesse and Daisy are likable enough, their quest is not as noble nor as exciting as readers of this genre can reasonably expect; the ending the dragon disguises herself as a sheepdog which the cousins keep as a pet falls flat. Ages 8 12.
Dragon Keepers #1: The Dragon in the Sock Drawer
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Animals
  • Published: Jul 22, 2008
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 192 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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