Friday, November 18, 2005

Book Review IV

Title: Dragon Rider

Author: Cornelia Funke

Genre: Fantasy

Summary: As humans plan to flood the valley that is the shelter of the dragons, a brownie girl and dragon sent off to find the Rim of Heaven.

What was Good: A sweet story meant appropriate for 3rd or fourth graders. It introduces the well-known conventions of fantasy in easily understood ways.

What wasn't: Would not hold the attention of most adults. This is not a fantasy novel that appeals to multiple age levels.

The Take-Away: I probably wouldn't have finished this book except I think that my five-year-old will love it in a couple of years.

Recommendation: Read it at bedtime to your child for good dreams.

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