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The Adventurer's Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me)

(Saint Lupin's Quest Academy for Consistently Dangerous and Absolutely Terrifying Adventures #2)

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Get ready for dragons, robots, and an even more dangerous quest in the sequel to The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes!

Anne, Penelope, and Hiro have returned to Saint Lupin's Quest Academy for Consistently Dangerous and Absolutely Terrifying Adventures, where there's only one way to leave: pass or fail. At the annual Quest Academy awards, they're recognized for
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Wendy MacKnight
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
Seriously, Wade Albert White is one of the funniest authors writing today. This book, book two in the Adventurer's Series, is even better than the first and just as witty and creative. Anne and Penelope and Hiro are off on another quest, one that could result in them being shish-kebobs for the Dragon Queen. Rollicking adventure, brilliant writing, clever plot-twists - this book has it all! ...more
Ann
I enjoyed this second installment of the Adventurer's Guide series and absolutely love the mystery and puzzle-solving aspect of these books (and definitely think I would have adored that challenge as a kid). That said, I often find that it would be incredibly difficult to actually solve the puzzles since there are so many interpretations and it seems like any one could have been "the right one" making it hard to play along.

I like the power-play questions presented in this book, as well as the co
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Tamara Nelson-Fromm
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Okay so these books are really fun, but I hope hoping they're going to deeper into what's /really/ going on. Like, is the world inside a computer? Is it being run by a computer?? What's with the computer stuff??? There better be a third book, because I need answers. ...more
Casey Lyall
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Anne, Penelope, and Hiro are back! My favourite adventuring trio have returned and managed to land themselves right smack in the middle of another mess- I mean quest. While attending the annual Quest Academy awards (they're up for Best Illegal Quest That Nearly Destroyed the Entire World), someone steals Anne's gauntlet and ends up activating a new quest. I don't want to give too much away, but it involves dragons and evil robots!

This book was just as delightful as the first one. I love the fri
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Bethany Stevenson
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay, now I just want more haha.
This world is SO CONFUSING and addicting!!! Though this one isn’t as amazing as the first, it’s still incredible, and I’d be first in line for a third.
Valerian was a new, unpredictable character, who I wish we could’ve gotten to know more of. I hope he comes back, because I feel we didn’t have enough time to truly understand him.
Minor complaint, there wasn’t as many dragon math jokes as the first book as I hoped, but I mean, picky picky.
The ending felt too... stu
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Emma
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think this is a good book. I would recommend it to people who enjoy fantasy books.
Jessica
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tweens
My 11 year old son read this as an advanced copy. He loved it (and hadn't read the first one). He said it was really funny and couldn't put it down. In fact he had me go out and get him the first one right away and plowed through that as well. ...more
Mark Buxton
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
My name is Penelope, and our team has accidentally been given a quest, again. As usual, a medallion attached itself to Anne’s gauntlet and activated an unauthorized quest. We’re supposed to slay the dragon queen, or are we supposed to save her from being slain. I’m not sure. Anne and Hiro seem to be okay with Valerian joining our team, but I don’t trust the thief. He was working with the Copper Knights that attacked us, but he says the creatures were actually using him. He also has a secret that ...more
Heidi
White has written another snarky, humorous adventure novel with this book. After their first madcap adventure, Anne, Penelope, and Hiro have enjoyed a bit of calm as they settle in at Saint Lupin's Quest Academy for Consistently Dangerous and Absolutely Terrifying Adventures, which Anne owns. But it's the calm before the storm. After arriving at the capital city of the Hierarchy to receive an award, things begin to go wrong in monumental ways. Anne's gauntlet gets stolen, iron robots come alive, ...more
Kay Kuever
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Adventure Guide series is back with this amazing sequel filled with Dragons! I love this series. They are such clever, hilariously written, yet complex books that have me constantly laughing out loud and earning strange looks from my husband. There were a few times while reading this second book that I hunted my husband down to read him lines because I thought it was that funny. This is definitely a book that I devoured in one sitting. 

I love Anne, Penelope and Hiro. They are the trio of the
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Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
White, Wade Albert The Adventurer’s Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me), 366 pgs. Little, Brown 2017. $16.99. Language: G ( 0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G (Sword fights and battles but not at all graphic)


When Anne, Penelope and Hiro are nominated for “Best Illegal Quest that Nearly Destroyed the Entire World”, the award ceremony is overtaken by a boy and his robot guards who compel Anne into activating a new quest - but this one is even more dangerous than the last,
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Becky B
The students of St. Lupin's are attending the annual Quest Academy Awards ceremony since they've been nominated for Best Illegal Quest That Nearly Destroyed the Entire World. However, the ceremony gets a little bit interrupted when Copper Soldiers knock out the Council and Anne's gauntlet again gets a mind of its own and activates a quest. This time it is a Dragon Slayer quest, which really doesn't go down very well with the dragons. The whole world is threatening to go to war but the details of ...more
Lisa
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
When Anne, Penelope and Hiro are nominated for “Best Illegal Quest that Nearly Destroyed the Entire World”, the award ceremony is overtaken by a boy and his robot guards who compel Anne into activating a new quest - but this one is even more dangerous than the last, and the Dragon Queen is in danger. Picking a fight with the dragon queen is never a good idea, sending our heroes on another “things go from bad to worse” adventure.

A continuation of the adventures from book 1 there are new characte
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Janet
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Despite a busy schedule, I plowed through this book! (That is, when I could smuggle it from the thieving hands of my 13-year-old.) Wade Albert White is SO FUNNY! This book is full of zany adventures and the kind of utter silliness that makes my heart happy.

Second books in a series can be difficult to pull off, but The Adventurer's Guide to Dragons is every bit as fun (funny/hilarious/belly-laugh-inducing) and well-written as the first. In this installment, Anne (Anvil), Penelope, and Hiro are o
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AMY
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Grades 4-5
366 pages. This is the second book in the series. It is filled with lots of adventures and dangers from start to finish. The twists, turns and challenges that Anne and her friends meet are quite a handful. The author really takes things to another level when they have to deal with dragons, magical stones and knights that can be controlled from external sources. No matter what success Anne achieves, she always seems to fall short and land in some sort of trouble. She is such a resilient character ...more
Nikki
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
I received this book free from goodreads giveaways.

I did not realize immediately that this was book number two in a series. I should have read number one first. To really understand what is going on and not be lost the first third of the book you need to read number one. After I finally figured out what was going on I really enjoyed the story. The chapters are short and I loved all the additional information at the beginning of each chapter. The characters were likable and the story kept my int
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mandyfujita
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Second in series where a dragon slayer quest is activated by mistake. Anne Anvil, Penelope Shatterblade and Hiro Darkflame once again are thrown into a quest, but this time it is to kill the dragon queen.

A new student named Valerian activated the quest on purpose because the dragon queen turned his mother into stone.

If Anne and her friends accomplish this killing, it would mean the start of a war between the humans and the dragons. No one wants that.
Carolyn
Jan 21, 2021 rated it liked it
What's great about this book: My kids read it, so they are thrilled that we can talk about it. They especially loved the climactic battle scene, which *was* awesomely cinematic. Also: I love the pages from The Adventurer's Guide stuffed between each chapter. They are hilarious. I would recommend this book to any young fantasy gamer.

What's not-so-great about this book: The prose is uninspiring and the plot twists don't always make a lot of sense. But the author pushes through them with such gusto
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
An unforgettable of adventure brimming with humor, friendship, dragons, and magic! This is the kind of book that gets kids exciting about reading. Be warned, this adventure is one you'll be reading at your own risk....

FULL REVIEW http://mundiekids.blogspot.com/2017/0...
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Theresa
Jun 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-school
This is the second in the series featuring Anne, Penelope and Hiro who are headed to a celebration of their success with their first quest (despite burning their school down) when they are chosen by a medallion to kill the dragon queen (not a good idea). Since one of their best friends is a dragon, they must find a way to tackle the quest and save the queen's life. ...more
Lee Malone
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another installment in this irresistible series filled with adventures and hijinks. I've recommended the first one to every fantasy-loving kid I know since I read it, and I'm going to do the same with the sequel. So much fun! ...more
Rachel Seigel
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved the first book in this series, and this was equally as much fun. It's clever, funny, and completely original. I highly recommend this series for middle-grade readers. Added bonus- the author is Canadian. ...more
MaykenAlanna
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like the style of H2G2
A worthy successor to book 1 in the same style of "Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy if it were middle grade fantasy" that will make you alternately laugh and gasp as you wonder what impossible surprise turn of events will come up next.
Can't wait for book 3.
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Chad Lucas
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This second great entry in the Adventurer's Guide series picks up where the first left off, poking loving (and hilarious) fun at fantasy tropes while pulling readers into a page-turning adventure with plenty of heart. ...more
Mila
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Amanda
LOVE this series! Events are getting twistier and more exciting for Ann and her friends! Adventures pile on top of adventures, and the humor is there as well. I kept laughing and reading past midnight to find out exactly what was going to happen.
Abby
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was another epic story by Wade Albert White! I loved all of the plot twists, surprises, and there are enough mysteries left to unravel that I'll definitely be reading the next book in this series! ...more
Rebecca
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book/series! All three of my kids loved this, as did I. So funny, full of adventure, and characters are just awesome. My 7-year old begged for me to read this multiple times. It left in a good place, but we will most definitely pick up the next one.
Lacee
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mg-fantasy
This book is a great combination of fantasy and sci-fi, and plenty of adventure to keep the pages turning! Not to mention completely hilarious!
Rae
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful adventure!!!! I love this book!!!!!
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