The Dragon of Lonely Island
Hannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily are spending the summer at their great-aunt Mehitabel's house on faraway Lonely Island. There, in a cave hidden high above the ocean, they discover a fabulous creature: a glittering three-headed golden dragon with a kind heart, an unpr ...more
The dragon tells the kids stories from the past and the kids find that
visiting an elderly aunt in an ancient house on a faraway island can be more fun than they might have anticipated.
This story about three bored siblings stumbling across a three-headed dragon and an attic full of mysteries would fit into a classroom discussion on story-telling. Each of the dragon heads share a different story from the past when they encountered a young person making a difference in the world. The aspect of oral history in this book is a different take on folklore and legends. The children are relatable characters with a curiosity level bound to be matched by young readers.
Interest Level: 3-6 ...more
But, this is true especially for the characters of "The Dragon of Lonely Island". The story opens up on a gloomy and rainy day, much like today, with three siblings. They are sent to live with their Aunt on her own island and expect the worst of it. But when they show up at her colossal house, they're completely wrong. The house was filled with secret rooms, trap doors, and even a lighthouse ...more
As the book's summary says, this story is about three children having to live at their aunts house on a lonely island during the summer, and find a friendly three-headed dragon. This dragon tells the children a story every time they visit it. The stories that each dragon head tells is thought out and surprisingly very good. Basically, The Dragon of Lone ...more
One would expect that a children's book with a dragon would have a high level of adventure, but this is not the case. Instead, the three children discover the dragon in a cave, but each time the children visit, only one of the three heads is awake. That head tells a story of its past. Therefore, the only actual adventure is TOLD to the reader, through the drago ...more
She loves Sarah Emily, probably she can relate to her more. I particularly like the wordings and descriptive details which is quite helpful in building my kid's vocabulary. It may seem that some phrases are repetitive but in a good way. Like hints, the little girl was able to predict what was going to happen next.
Surprise, surprise. It was rated "Amazing" by my f ...more
Content notes: No language, no sensuality. No real violence; characters are in life threatening situations, but cleverly or with a little help from the dragon, escape un-scathed. Rather reminscient of the Penderwick books in narrative s...more
I like this book because it shows mercy people to nature.
I do not like this book because sometimes for me, I think,so many similar moments.
I like how the author use conflict between the people belive and the nature realistic.
i wa'na rate this book to three stars because for me this book was some borring but interesting.
From a marketing standpoint, I found this book intriguing because it lacks any text whatsoever on the back cover (the cover image wraps around to the back cover). The picture and title tell you everything you need to know.