When Owen discovers that a 15th-century Welsh dragon has been magically transported to his 20th-century New Jersey backyard, he and his grandfather, along with some newfound friends, have a hugeand very appealingproblem on their hands. An entertaining fantasy, peppered with believable and sensitive characters.BL. The humor is contagious.SLJ.
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers
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When I was in elementary school, I borrowed this book from the library probably once a week. I haven't read it in over a decade, and yet I've never forgotten it. Because, really, who doesn't want a dragon? I recommend this for anyone (kid, adult, adult with kids, or adult who is still a kid) who just wants to have one really fun little adventure.
Despite being published/written in the early 1990's, this story is still relevant to today. A boy discovers a real dragon in his backyard and they become friends. The boy learns how to make friends while he tries to help the dragon get back home. Great for boy readers.
This book manages to make a dragon and wizard travelling through several centuries into a depressing tale of stupid things going wrong. No magic at all. The main character is not so sharp either. You can not have a successful children's novel with children who are not as bright as the adults in the story. Only the grandfather is interesting.