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Old May 1 2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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Kibbie wanted to ckeck out some books about dragon and my mind drew a complete bland other than enchanted forest books. Doese any one have any sugestions for her, something in the young adult range. She did get Moreta's ride.
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Old May 2 2007, 12:04 AM   #2
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You could try Dragon Rider or Eragon? Both are good. I will check my library and list a few more later on.
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Old May 2 2007, 03:13 AM   #3
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I'd recommend more McCaffrey

and you know what should be ideal for someone her age..

the three books by Elizabeth Kerner! (who is actually a member of this board). I'm sure she will love them!

SONG IN THE SILENCE

THE LESSER KINDRED

REDEEMING THE LOST

they are published by Tor (in affordable paperback editions, too) and can even be purchased online at Elizabeth's own site: www.elizabethkerner.com
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Old May 2 2007, 11:35 AM   #4
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Kibbie has read both Eragon and Dragon Ridder, she has also read Eldest
I'll try and find your 3 Hans
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Maw, I second the recommendation for Elizabeth Kerner's books. And I'd also recommend The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. They're not dragon books (the first has none, the second has evil dragons), but they are really good fantasy books that I would be shocked if she didn't like.
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Old May 2 2007, 02:44 PM   #6
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I've read those and they are good books. I try and ge her to read them although she is obsest with dragons right now
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If she want's something dragonish but very lighthearted try "How to Train Your Dragon by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III" (translated from the Old Norse by Cressida Cowell).

It includes such characters as Dogsbreath the Duhbrain.

It's aimed at 11/12 year olds.
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i liked angie sage's septimus heap books: magyk and flyte, there is another one titled physik, but i haven't read anything in it but an excerpt from septimusheap.com. there is a dragon ring, boat, and in the second one, flyte, there is a baby dragon.
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Old May 2 2007, 03:21 PM   #9
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OH lovely,Thank you Hans, I just went to Elizabeth's site and after reading her Biography I just had to go and buy one of her books..."Song in the Silence"!!! Right after I finish Mercedes Lackey's "Jouster" series(which is fantastic by the way)...I will be more than happy to start in with Elizabeth's books, and let her and you all know how they read!!!
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Old May 4 2007, 12:31 AM   #10
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Bruce Coville is a YA author whose writing is AMAZING. I'd recommend the Magic Shop Books:

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Jennifer Murdley's Toad
The Skull of Truth
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love

Also the Unicorn Chronicals (these have dragons too!):
Into the land of the Unicorns
Song of the Wanderer

And the Rod Allbright books:
Aliens Ate My Homework
I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X
The Search For Snout
Aliens Stole My Body

And finally:
My Teacher is an Alien
My Teacher Fried My Brains
My Teacher Glows in the Dark
My Teacher Flunked the Planet

Any of his short story collections and anthologies are good too. I loved these books when I was her age, I love them now. I reread them all the time. Seriously. All adults can take these recommendations as well.
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Old May 7 2007, 05:33 PM   #11
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I'd recommend:

Dragonworld by Byron Preiss & Michael Reeves

Dragon Companion series by Don Callander
- Dragon Companion
- Dragon Rescue
- Dragon Tempest

Dragonback series by Timothy Zahn
(they're not exactly dragons, but dragon-like)
- Dragon and Theif
- Dragon and Soldier
- Dragon and Slave
- Dragon and Herdsman
- Dragon and Judge (due at the end of this month)
- Dragon and Liberator (due next May)
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Old May 8 2007, 08:32 AM   #12
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Teacher flunked the planet!!! I remember that one! Is it bad for a 21 yr old to get nostalgia? O.o

Anyway, I don't remember dragons, but the Magician series by Jenny Nimmo is the books I've been looking for for years and I suggest them.

The Snow Spider
Emlyn's Moon
The Chestnut Soldier
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J'han, I'm 23 and like I said, I still reread my copies all the time, and eagerly await new books...
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Old May 11 2007, 02:56 PM   #14
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Thanks I'm writting them down now we are at the library now
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Teacher flunked the planet!!! I remember that one! Is it bad for a 21 yr old to get nostalgia? O.o

Anyway, I don't remember dragons, but the Magician series by Jenny Nimmo is the books I've been looking for for years and I suggest them.

The Snow Spider
Emlyn's Moon
The Chestnut Soldier
Jenny Nimmo lives in Mid Wales- I think nearish to Welshpool but I'm not sure. I've read a couple of her books I think. My sister read more. I'll have to read them some time.
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Old May 25 2007, 10:07 PM   #17
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there was a book about a castle that was alive, there was a power shaper, evil queen, kidnapped princesse but I can't remamber the title. does anyone know it.
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The Fire Within
Icefire
Firestar
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by Chris d'lacy

Slightly different sort of dragon but I found them enjoyable
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Has she read Marry Stewart? I know she wrote A Walk in Wolf Wood, which I really liked. She also wrote the Arthurian saga, but I haven't read those. I'm sure Kibbie has a stack a mile high by now though. (-;
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I would probably leave the Arthurian saga until she's just a bit older.
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Tamora Pierce?
her books are about knights and mages esp. girls (lady knights), her 2nd quartet has dragons in.
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Ooh, yes, Tamora Pierce is an excellent author. I especially liked Song of the Lioness (I think it's three books in one).
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Thank for the ideas, righ now she is reading a series called cat warriors. Which has no dragons, magic or anything and is about cats. I have read them and they are good. There are not a whole lot of books yet and she is reading about 3 a week, becaause I won't let her check out more than that. If I do all she wants to do is read & not get ANY school work done.
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Ooh, yes, Tamora Pierce is an excellent author. I especially liked Song of the Lioness (I think it's three books in one).
She's done 3 quartets (series of 4 books) which I really liked:

The song of the lioness
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wasn't so keen on the rest apart from I read a little of a new book Bekka Cooper, haven't finished it as it's a friend's. I didn't like the circle of magic one's tho'...
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she is reading about 3 a week, becaause I won't let her check out more than that. If I do all she wants to do is read & not get ANY school work done.
work? what work? -sees the pile of paper and files on the floor and quickly tucks a book out of sight and looks busy-

I know the feeling, books are SO much nicer!
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Thank for the ideas, righ now she is reading a series called cat warriors. Which has no dragons, magic or anything and is about cats. I have read them and they are good. There are not a whole lot of books yet and she is reading about 3 a week, becaause I won't let her check out more than that. If I do all she wants to do is read & not get ANY school work done.
Are those the Erin Hunter books? My girl devours those.
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