Dragon Rider (Paperback)
This is one of my favorite middle grade books. I constantly recommend it because of the very thoughtful story line that even adults can find extremely intriguing-- which is an important feature for those early middle readers who may still enjoy being read to (I mean... I still enjoy being read to...).
-- Josh— From Josh H. Staff Picks
With a lonely boy named Ben on board, the brave young dragon Firedrake sets out on a magical journey to find the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace forever. Flying over moonlit lands and sparkling seas, they encounter fantastic creatures, summon up surprising courage -- and cross the path of a ruthless villain with an ancient grudge who's determined to end their quest. Only a secret destiny can save the dragons in this enchanting adventure about the true meaning of home.
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"A warm-hearted dream of a book." -- The Guardian (UK)
"A good, old-fashioned ensemble cast quest." -- Booklist
"Engaging and suspenseful." -- Voice of Youth Advocates
"Exciting adventures abound...This book delivers." -- The Horn Book
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A People Magazine Top 10 Pick