Ten-year-old cousins, Jesse and Daisy are hiking in the mountains when Jesse finds a very special rock that Uncle Joe calls a thunder egg. When they try to crack it open, it's so hard it breaks the strongest, sharpest blade Uncle Joe has in his shop. Jesse puts the thunder egg in is sock drawer with a feeling there is something special about it, something almost magical. Indeed there is because the next time he peeks in that drawer the egg is not an egg-it's a baby dragon.
Now that's enough excitement right there, but it turns out there is a scientist in the area who has lost his lizard-or so he says. The tension builds and the resourceful cousins are determined to guard this very magical gift they have named Emmy. Give her back to this stinky-breathed guy? Dragon piddle. Great adventure and early fantasy for younger readers.
163 pages 978-0375855887 Ages 7-10
Keywords: dragons, fantasy, adventure, fun, part of a series, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old
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 foundadragon.org. Here the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers.” Not only do they have to feed the dragon, whom they named Emmy, but they also have to keep her safe from the villainous Saint George, who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons’ blood!---from the publisher