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Grabber (The Dragons of Wayward Crescent #4)

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There's a burglar on the loose in Scrubbley! What will happen when he steals one of the Wayward Crescent dragons? Will Grabber become a robber too?
Hardcover, 123 pages
Published 2010 by Orchard
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Matthew Don
With simplistic plotting, passable illustrations, and brusque character development, this novella from acclaimed children's author Chris d'Lacey falls short simply because, it's dull, it's tedious, and it's boring. What could've been finished in one sitting (I tend to read two-hundred pages in one hour, when I put my mind to it)was not, because I tried to put it off at any cost. I eventually relented in my hatred, simply because I have borderline OCD when it comes to finishing a book. And I did, ...more
My one and only issue with this book is that Lucy is magically 9 again, after being 10 in Glade. This isn't because it's set before, as Lucy is friends with the girl from Glade, plus the book are numbered.
It's just such a small, easily catchable and fixable thing that the publishers didn't
Having enjoyed the previous stories in this series, I pounced on this one when my daughter brought it home from the library. This dragon is somewhat different from the others, because his personality isn't set by his creator, Liz, but by the robber who steals him when he is newly made. Grabber is still every bit as endearing as his fellow dragons.
These stories are simplistic - people have names that give huge clues as to their nature for instance - but since they are aimed at young children that
The last in a mini series of stories about some of the Pennykettle dragons. As with the previous ones, I enjoyed this one too.

Spoilers ahoy!

Grabber is not mentioned in the Last Dragon Chronicles, as he is one of the special dragons who don't live in Wayward Crescent anymore. Here we learn his story, a wonderful tale of how he was robbed by a burglar and in the end sort of becomes one himself.

As with the other books in this series, the illustrations are delightful. :)
I bought my first Chris D'lacey book at a yard sale and read it in one setting, after I finished the series for Adults (I think that this series is a great on for young teens, especially boys) then I heard about the books for Kids, so I bought them all. I love to give my grand-kids books for Christmas. The Kids love them all. Especially this one, Grabber.

I really enjoyed reading them. I would call this style a early Fantasy.
These books are so cute. I would've loved to read them as a child. Well, I loved to read them as a grown up to really.
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The 4th installement in the Dragons of Wayward Crescent series was brilliant. A perfect ending to this mini series that links to the Last Dragon Chronicles.

Such a lovely little story perfect as an introduction to the LDC.
My 8 year old daughter loves this series: I prefer the older series!
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He was born in Valetta, Malta, but as a child moved first to Leicester and then to Bolton. After gaining a degree in biology from the University of York, he returned to Leicester and got a job at the University of Leicester in their Pre-Clinical Sciences department.
Originally his writing was confined to songs and he didn't turn to fiction until he was 32. His first piece of work was a 250,000 word
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