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The Dragonslayers Apprentice

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  171 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
She's smarter than Xena, funnier than Guinevere, and spunkier than Catherine (a.k.a. Birdy). She's Jackie, Dragonslayer-in-training, and she's moving through the land to kick some major tail!
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 1997)
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Feb 28, 2017 Roxana rated it it was ok
What an odd little book. Something of a leadership/management guide disguised as a middle-grade fantasy. I think I liked it, but the ending is flat.
Nov 09, 2013 Cassius rated it liked it
I think that The Dragonslayer’s Apprentice by David Calder is an exciting book. The main character, Jackie, is a 15-year old girl who loves action. She is not afraid of any creature, witch, or other danger that she may meet on her adventures. I thought that reading this book was exciting and I would definitely recommend it to people who like action and adventure. Besides being an exciting read I also thought the book was very easy to read, I read it over a couple of weeks but I actually think th ...more
Mar 08, 2012 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A fun little book that I pick up and read for a pick me up. This book is more about the dragon slayer, as it is his perspective but the way it's told is fun with a dash of snark. The dragon slayer has an assistant, who barely says two words, and an apprentice who is a 16 year old girl/run away princess. She has a witty way about her, and if you are looking for a bathtub book or something light to read this is a fun little book to have.

--Personal side note, this book is responsible for my inabil
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Jun 03, 2010 Katie Patchell rated it it was ok
This had some humor in it, but it didn't have enough of a plot to interest me. The Dragonslayer has an apprentice (who's a girl--you find out she's a princess basically 5 pages from the end), and an assistant (the comic relief?). There is never a name for the Dragonslayer, and the names in the book consist of: Jack, Jackie, Ron, Tom.....
Seriously? Anyway, this book does provide a slightly humorous read, but is it worth spending an hour or two of your life?
Apr 11, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it
Not a fast paced exciting read but enjoyable. Some parts seemed to drag but it kept my interest. I was not surprised by the ending as the author gives many hints leading up to it. It had plenty of humor. I recommend to someone who enjoys fantasy that is looking for a quick light read.
Jun 29, 2014 Annie rated it really liked it
It was quite funny! It was a very simple book, plot-wise, as it didn't include tons of sensory details to make the book extremely exciting, but I laughed out loud at some points and enjoyed the story overall. The characters were diverse, and ideas were interesting, making for a decent book.
I read this when I was pretty young, and it sparked something in my brain. Girl could be heroes! Girls could slay dragons! It's a pretty lucid story, written in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Good for a young audience, but someone older might find it lacking.
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Nov 06, 2010 Sophie Ranger_of_the_oakleaf rated it really liked it
Fun, so far!
Sep 27, 2013 Kevin rated it liked it
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Nov 29, 2014 K.D. Delgado rated it really liked it
This is a great little book, and perfect bed time story. As a child I read this, now as an adult my own children enjoy it.
Jun 01, 2011 Whitney rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I would consider this a children's fantasy book. Not a lot of plot, but still enjoyable, in a child-type way. Could be re-written to be much more exicitng, but less okay for children.
Dec 27, 2013 Nibrock rated it liked it
Fun, quick, young read. Little, expected, twist at the end.
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Zoe Kaplan
A cute, clever book. It's a shame it's so short.
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