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Real Dragons Don't Wear Sweaters
by Renee Carter Hall (Goodreads Author)
All Dinkums wants is to be a real dragon, a fierce crimson-scaled firebreather like the ones living in the northern caves. Instead, Dinkums is pink, fuzzy, and cute--until Skye, a teen witch bored by school and ready for a challenge, finds a way to transform him. But Dinkums and Skye are both about to learn that being real is more complicated than they bargained for.
Nook, 0 pages
Published June 2nd 2011 by Renee Carter Hall, via Smashwords
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This is a cute children's fantasy novelette with a nice premise and a good sense of humor. Some of the jokes may go over the heads of younger readers, but overall it's a reasonably good fit for its audience. For a YA reader, the events and obstacles may be a bit on the simplistic side, but it's a pleasant read nonetheless. The characters are sketched more than fully developed, but in the context of the story, that's sufficient. The story is a nice update on a classic concept of the dangers of wi ...more
A witty, charming tale about a witch's tiny pet dragon who leaves his comfortable home with the hopes of becoming a large, fire-breathing, real dragon. Along the way, he gets a little help from a young, modern day witch in training who uses an iPod instead of a wand to cast her spells. As with all of Renee's stories, her words flow with poetic grace and her excellent, rich storytelling breathes new life into the fantasy genre. An entertaining, must read for people of all ages.
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Renee Carter Hall writes fantasy and science fiction for adults who never quite grew up, with occasional excursions into dark fantasy, literary, and stories for children and teens. Talking animals slip into her stories whenever they get a chance, and her work has been influenced by storytellers from a range of media, including Beatrix Potter, Steven Spielberg, Ray Bradbury, Jim Henson, Chuck Jones ...moreMore about Renee Carter Hall...