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Dragons Beware!

(Chronicles of Claudette #2)

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Scrappy Claudette sets out once again with her pal Marie and her little brother Gaston to right wrongs and fight evil. And this time, it's personal. Claudette is out to get the dragon who ate her father's legs...and his legendary sword. But as usual, nothing is as simple as it seems, and Claudette is going to need Marie and Gaston's help more than ever. ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by First Second
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Calista
Claudette is such a breath of fresh air. She is so much fun and her sidekicks happen to be the best sidekicks ever.

We start out with Claudette and Maria separated by Maria's parents as Claudette is such a bad influence on her. The city is attacked and Claudette's father goes out on his own to retrieve a sword he lost in the belly of a dragon. Claudette and gang go off on a quest to defeat and army of gargoyles that have surrounded the city. She meets a evil wizard and she has to defeat him. Clau
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First Second Books
May 15, 2015 marked it as first-second-publications
We absolutely loved GIANTS BEWARE!, so we're so happy to be bringing another story of Claudette and Marie and Gaston to you all!

One of my favorite things about this book is how Claudette and Marie are really different. They're both girls -- and they're both the same age. So it seems like they might have a lot in common. And they do! A desire to save their home, respect for their families, believing in friendship and in the power of good. But on the surface, the two of them are completely differe
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Barbara
I liked my first encounter with Claudette in Dragons Beware! and found this one just as charming in its own way, even while it reveals more about each of the characters. Grombach, an evil sorcerer, is threatening Claudette's village, and after her father heads off to reclaim his sword from a fierce dragon, she decides to join him. As other reviewers have noted, this one is notable because of the different ways the two female characters deal with problems. Hot-headed Claudette tends to wade in wi ...more
Andréa
Another fun read from Jorge Aguirre, but for me it didn't quite live up to Giants Beware!. Dragons Beware! introduces an overarching plot, a villain, and references to past events (prior to the events of Giants Beware!), all of which makes it more of a traditional, serial-type comic book and less of a stand-alone story.

But Dragons Beware! is still a valuable addition to any library's graphic novel collection due to its adventurous, somewhat androgynous, red-haired tomboy heroine; her physically
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Beth
An enjoyable sequel to GIANTS BEWARE but I missed the sense and feel for character development that came in the first book that wasn't present in DRAGONS BEWARE. This volume spent more time on action sequences and less time on characterization and as someone who prefers character-driven stories, I definitely felt like there was something missing. Especially since the first book balanced the two so well. ...more
Stacey
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Loved this sequel! Can't wait to purchase for my library! ...more
Sharon Tyler
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado is the graphic novel follow up to the middle grade hit Giants Beware! (which I loved). Scrappy Claudette sets out once again with her pal Marie and her little brother Gaston to right wrongs and fight evil. Claudette is out to get the dragon who ate her father's legs, and his legendary sword. But as usual, nothing is as simple as it seems, and Claudette is going to need Marie and Gaston's help more than ever.

Dragons Beware is as full of adventur
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Diana
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My mom bought both this and Giants Beware for my five-year-old daughter for her recent birthday, and because she's a little obsessed with dragons, insisted on reading this one first. The comic book nerd in my heart died a little (it's volume #2), but I humored her, and we loved it. Claudette is an insane little psycho, for sure, but the supporting characters are hilarious and awesome.

I can't decide which scene was my favorite-- Claudette trying to bonk the giant dragon with her tiny sword while
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MerryMeerkat
5 Stars, Buy it


Charming, sweet, and very funny like the first book. Claudette is just as spunky and fun as she was in the first book. There are Gargoyles, Hags, Princes, Evil men and talking swords… what’s not to love about this series. The art isn’t always the best, but I can always overlook that if the writing is good. Also I realize I haven’t mentioned the sidekick pug dog named valiant who is super cute. I love the handicapped father who adores his children. SO minor spoiler alert, there is
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Jenna
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
While I'm not quite sure what Claudette is looking at on this cover, it was a fun, rolicking read that followed the first volume much closer than I'd anticipated it would. I highly enjoyed the tie-ins and am looking forward to more! And I'm also glad that everyone is seeming to be a bit more comfortable in their chosen "career paths" and received praise for working towards those goals, rather than something predetermined, ...more
Kristin
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Our whole family loves these books! The kids have both read it twice already. I love seeing the characters develop and grow, even as they stay true to their Giants Beware! selves. My kids especially love the adventure and the saucy-kid-appropriate jokes.
Misty
Cute and funny; think I liked this more than Giants Beware (although it's hard to beat baby-feet-eating Giants...). Video review here. ...more
Dax
You would think that Claudette would tire but she is just as tenacious as the first book. I think my favorite would be the development of Augustine, Claudette's & Gaston's, father. Seeing Gaston come into themselves a bit better is wonderful as well! ...more
Heidi
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not quite as good as the first for me, but almost. This is such a fun, adventurous series, I love it and hope to see more of Claudette and the gang to come!
Fikibro
Jul 04, 2016 rated it liked it
funny, exciting, this book is great!
Nancy Kotkin
Story: 5 stars
Art: 5 stars

Phenomenal full-color children's graphic novel. Engaging cast of characters in an incredibly funny, well-constructed story. Lots of heart (Gaston!) and girl power of both the kick-ass (Claudette) and more bookish (the fair Marie) varieties. Sequel to Giants Beware!, but even better. I really hope this pair of talented creators is busy at work on the next book in this series.
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Ivy Moser
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very fun! Reading this graphic novel was kind of like watching an animated movie--I haven't felt like that reading other graphic novels, so it's a unique vibe of this series. ...more
Jane Maple
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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☆Maggie☆
I might have a more enthusiastic reaction to Dragons Beware! if I had read the first book in the series. Don't get me wrong, readers can enjoy this book without having read the first book, but I think I was missing some background information that may have helped me enjoy the book more.

The negatives:
-Many of the characters did not have much character development, which left me wondering how they got where they were or acting they way they were
-There were too many seemingly unnecessary character
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Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Aguirre, Jorge Dragons Beware! (Giants Beware, #2), illustrated by Rafael Rosado, 153 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. First Second (Macmillan), 2015. $15. Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

Claudette, her baking little brother and her princess-like best friend decide to go on another quest in an attempt to reclaim Claudette’s father’s sword, Breaker. Breaker can nullify magic, but was eaten by a big mother dragon named Azra. Claudette’s father’s nemesis is coming with his gargoyle army,
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Christina Getrost
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cute all-ages graphic novel set in the Middle Ages, about a girl who wants to go on another adventure (this is a sequel to her first adventure, Giants Beware!). An evil wizard is coming to attack her walled village, and her father, wounded from a dragon attack years ago, sets out to kill that dragon so that he can retrieve his magic-busting sword that the dragon ate, and defend the village. Claudette, our pint-sized heroine, wants to help him so she sneaks out of the village with her friend Mari ...more
Milan Žila
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oli
Even better than the first one.

The action scenes are drawn beautifully and I really liked the pictures spread across both pages. The story is engaging and funny. The book doesn't take itself too seriously and some of the jokes are very funny. There are some surprises as well.

I enjoyed most of the characters except for all of the young princes but that hardly matters as I am not the target demographic for this book.

Even though I bought this book for my daughter, we enjoyed it together and the boo
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karenbee
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
Charming and clever. For some reason the kids weren't interested even though I thought it'd be perfect for my seven-year-old. I couldn't resist reading it myself, and it was just as cute as I thought it would be.


(three-and-a-half stars)
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Addie Dehart
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The boys(6 and 8) and I love this series. The three children are such great characters and it is fun to read about their adventures. My boys are the perfect age for this series and I highly recommend it to everyone with children around this age.
Sarah
More, sword wielding, side splitting, team building action for Claudette, Marie, and Gaston. This time we get to see Claudette's dad in action! ...more
Sam
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Claudette so much.
Alison
This series is such great fun - and on so many different levels. I highly, highly recommend reading this one!
Lindsay Ross
Claudette is a bad ass!
emyrose8
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Man, these books are good! Can’t put them down! Action packed and full of charm. More mysteries are revealed in book two.
Sara Tiede
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, kids-books
I'm loving this series! I'm reading it with with my adventure hungry 6 year old, and we're having SOOO much fun! (Warning: If you plan to read this aloud, be careful what character voices you commit yourself to- there are three books *so far* in the series, so make them sustainable!)
My daughter loves a bit of peril, but not too much physical or *emotional* pain, and this is the perfect amount of adventure and still fun for her. And, for my little warrior, the characters are both fantastic fun an
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Jorge A. Aguirre is an East Coast-based writer born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He wrote the graphic novel, GIANTS BEWARE (First Second Books/Macmillan), which the New York Times called, a "rollicking fun story." He also wrote its sequel, DRAGONS BEWARE (May 2015). He has already written the third book of the CHRONICLES OF CLAUDETTE. Besides books, Jorge also produces and writes TV for kids. He' ...more

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