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The Girl, the Dragon, and the Wild Magic (Rhianna #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  428 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
A charming, magical story of a girl whose magic goes wrong -- in all the right ways.

Rhianna is failing out of magic school. She's very clumsy, even though she tries really hard. After she causes her biggest mess ever, a wizard appears with some astonishing news - Rhianna's magic is, in fact, stronger than anyone else's. She's a Wild Talent, which means that she possesses a
Paperback, 119 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published March 18th 2000)
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Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow... I haven't seen hide nor tail of this book since I was eight! Cool to have stumbled upon it. Now, since I haven't read it since then this review will be very short as it will be based on a memory from a LONG time ago. I remember that, as an eight year old, I liked the story very much. I was going through a "girl who is friends with dragons" phase at the time( I had just started reading E. D. Baker's Frog Princess series). I will re-read it soon to give a better review.
Nov 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 13 and under
Shelves: own-it
Hello. I believe that this is my second review ever on this site. I read this book awhile ago, well, maybe 6-7 years ago when I was still in elementary school. I don't clearly remember what happened so I decided to read it right now. I just sent in my UC app yesterday and I'm trying to enjoy the rest of my Thanksgiving break and trying to forget the USC app which is due next Wednesday if I'm applying for scholarship. I think this book will be a quick read so here it goes! If I feel like it, I sh ...more
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
Rhianna can never do magic right. She fails the exams, her spells never work as she plans. It seems the town around her is failing as well, for magic is refusing to work the way it should. A wizard arrives, intending to set the magic right in the town. He discovers that Rhianna is a Wild Talent. She MUST learn to control her magic, or there will be dire consequences. Small things all around town continue to go wrong, and then a dragon arrives, intent on finding treasure. Will Rhianna be able to ...more
Nice story about a girl who can't do magic the way her peers can. Things are always breaking and going wrong around her. That changes one day when a magician shows up at the school and tells Rhianna that she is actually one of the few magicians who can manipulate Wild Magic. Initially, the other citizens of her island are impressed, but when magic starts to go wrong, they are quick to blame Rhianna. When a dragon arrives on her small island, can Rhianna defeat the magical lizard and save her fam ...more
Ashley kreger
Jan 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
i loved this little book it was so different than what i am use to it was refreshing to me it was so cute. it was about this girl who was different and treated poorly for being so but when they find out why she is different its a good thing and it ends up saving the town i love, love, loved it, i want to go and buy it so i can reread it whenever i feel like it. and i love the cover art its so just cute to me. i would recommend this book to anyone who thinks they are to different in the world, yo ...more
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jun 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: youth-fiction
This is a very simple read and yet I enjoyed it a great deal. I read it aloud to my young children and they couldn't wait to get in bed to read another chapter. That might have to do with why I liked it so well. It isn't amazing writing by any means but the story is simple and fun. My boy liked it so well he named his lego wizard after one of the characters. This a great for a young audience.
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: children with reading levels fourth grade or above, fantasy lovers looking for a quick read
I read this book when I was in third grade, and it was one of those that I would hide under my desk and read when I finished work ahead of the class. Very good, well-written book with sequels if your child loves it. It is probably written at a fourth or fifth grade level, but it's good for reading out loud to children younger than that. I highly recommend.
May 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
This was a fun, quick read with an interesting twist about magic. It emphasized how a different type of talent was not valued at school but how it could be controlled and bless the whole community. Greed was present and caught up to. I enjoyed it.
Dec 22, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 7+
Shelves: childrenlit, 8-and-up
My children loved these books. They have an exciting plot line that keep all the readers engaged. Some of the scary parts were a bit too scary for the younger reader. If your child has problems with nightmares, I'd have them wait til they were 7 or 8 before reading them.
Dec 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
Really slow at the beginning and then lots of action at the end.
Rachel (Sfogs)
Jan 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book!
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was so cool If I was little again I would make my parents read it to me every night before I went to sleep. That's how good this book is!!!
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: world-with-magic
It was short (about 100 pages) but good.
Emily Casella
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Apparently this is my Five hundredth book I've read! :D :D
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it
just what's needed on a cold snowy night - a drop of light fantasy - here's hoping the second book reads as easy!
Jan 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I read this in 4th grade for a book report and I remember really liking it. The plot was really good and it made me want to sit down and read the book all the way through.
May 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Read with my 10 year old, who is a reluctant reader. We loved it. a bit harder to read aloud, lots of dependent and independent clauses.
Emily Wallace
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great fantasy book for third grade and up. It is hard to find a fantasy for girls and this one is very good. I think boys would also like it, but the main character is a girl.
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: auryn-s-books
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Sep 15, 2010 is currently reading it
this is a good book. i have read it several times.
May 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
I really should reread this...i remember choosing this book for its' cover
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a short story but it had a lot in it. It was well written and fun to read. I actually want to read more about Rhianna and her family.
Mar 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Very cute, I could really realate to the main character.
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