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The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons and the Whole Kingdom

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2018 Four-Time Gold Medal Winning Book in Children's Education.

Finally! An easy-to-understand English grammar book with fun grammar lessons for middle grades and up. An excellent education reference for classroom and homeschool grammar lessons.

The Dragon Grammar Book is the perfect grammar study guide to help readers learn the rules of grammar and improve language art skil
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Paperback, 1st, 140 pages
Published December 10th 2017 by Diane Mae Robinson
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Stacie
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The Dragon Grammar Book is a wonderfully written and beautifully organized must have writing companion for children and adults alike.

The book begins by addressing "Confusing Words," which immediately had me hooked. The simplicity of the explanations and clarity through examples makes it easy for readers to grasp concepts and immediately apply what they've learned. The book can also be used by parents to assist them in explaining usage especially when helping with homework or homeschooling.

The pr
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Linda Watkins
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It now sits in a prominent place in my office. Grammar, for me, was always infinitely boring and difficult to understand – something to be avoided like the plague. But, under the tutelage of Ms. Robinson, it has come alive! Not only does she describe and explain adjectives, adverbs, compound sentences, etc., etc., but she does so with humor and a bit of whimsy which delights the reader.

The book takes a very, very dull subject and jazzes it up so it becomes enjoyable for child
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Wayne Clark
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It occurred to me while reading through Diane Mae Robinson’s The Dragon Grammar Book that its OOPS it’s not a work only for OOPS for only young visitors to her delightful kingdom. It’s for of all ages who want to communicate clearly.

The fact that the author has gone to the trouble of creating crystal clear OOPS crystal-clear and fun examples of all the grammar rules any one OOPS anyone needs to know makes the book useful to those who hated grammar in school to the point they still don’t know wh
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Patrick Hodges
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's never too early (or late) to learn about proper grammar. And if you think you know it all, well, you're wrong. I'm an author and this book reminded me of things I really should know by now! (Honestly, I still mix up lay, laid, and lain.)

I especially love the twist Ms. Robinson puts on the lessons, putting us in a setting of magic, knights, and dragons, which is fun. Kids of all ages will love this!
Jimmy Jefferson
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great educational tool for young and old

The English language is a complex and confusing language to learn. The dragon book takes this language and puts into context an easier method of learning. I do homework with my children and this book is very helpful when we get to the English assignments. The material is well thought out and presented in an easy to follow format with a little quiz at the end of each chapter to test your understanding. This book is well thought out and a great tool for le
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Kalmeida
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom by Diane Mae Robinson is a what it says it is, a textbook for grammar. This book covers all the basics about grammar describing things like Adjective, Adverb, Nouns, Contractions and so on. While discussing the complex English language and how to use it, Diane Robinson tries to bring the explanations down to a level kids can understand. To keep it interesting there is a story line from one chapter to the next involving Sir ...more
Grady
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Which and that sentences are confusing to the whole kingdom, even the royal scribes.’

Canadian author Diane Mae Robinson freely states `My mission in life is to inspire children to believe in the magic within themselves, to become heroes, and to accomplish great things' and to that end she is proceeding with her series of richly detailed imaginative fantasies focusing on a young princess who feels the need to be a knight - thus the perhaps confusing title of Sir Princess Petra. Diane earned her
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Barbara Ann
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the way this book makes it simple for children and adults to learn, review and refresh the rules of the English language. The author uses a chapter book approach to highlight parts of speech, sentence structure, modifiers, word agreement, punctuation, and confusing words. Robinson strives to leave no stone unturned. She even tackles ellipsis, brackets, braces, quotation marks, and em and en hyphens, which most readers of this book probably never knew existed.

Who doesn't love a challenge?
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C.L. Murphy
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Robinson explains in a clever and engaging manner, so that young writers can better understand the complex rules of English grammar. The entire family—or Kingdom—will enjoy the examples and activities from her award-winning series offered within the book. The illustrations that begin each chapter help set the playful tone.
Wanda Luthman
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grammar Book

I picked up this book thinking I would know most of it, although why I thought that I have no idea. It's true I'm an author but there is much to know about grammar. And well, I wasn't the best student of grammar. Don't get me wrong, I was a great student, but grammar alluded me. Still does, apparently. And I have most probably used every comma wrong in my above sentences. LOL I think this is a great book for children and adults. I think it is best as a reference rather than a read-th
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Tonja Drecker
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a small treasure chest of grammar information, not only for kids but also for adults and those who love visiting dragons.

Covering everything from punctuation to clauses to tricky word pairs and even more, this is a comprehensive glance at basic grammar. . .with a lovely dose of dragon, that is. After several pages of explanations concerning grammar terminology, the book goes on with ten chapters concerning various themes. Then, there are two fun tests at the end (as well as answers) to h
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David Gunner
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids by Diane Mae Robinson
Before learning about something, you must know about the words that you might come across. That will save you the trouble of wondering what a word means every few lines. It will keep you from breaking the flow to consult a dictionary. To abate that problem, Diane Mae Robinson has opened her book with a glossary of common words used in grammar. Words like adjectives and verbs. This gives the reader a strong foundation before they delv
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LitPick Student Book Reviews
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Mae Robinson is a clearly written, informative book of grammar for anyone ages 12 and up. It begins with an explanation of the author’s purpose for this project and a list of important definitions that should help readers understand the grammar and punctuation rules that are well-organized into ten chapters.

To keep the book from feeling too much like a formal grammar book, each chapter begins with happy, light-hearted drawings of the characters from The Pen Pieyu
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NicCole
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
English is a first language across the world, while it’s a second language to many others, there can be plenty ways to get your point across but it’s all about comprehension. For everyone who had the opportunity to go to school from kindergarten through at least high school, we were taught how to use proper grammar when conveying our thoughts. Over the years, we slowly forget grammar rules and just incorporate filler words when communicating with others, even though it’s not the best practice. I ...more
Jackie
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Diane May Robinson's The Dragon Grammar Book is a concise text of English grammar presented using examples relating to imagery typical of children's fantasy literature. It begins with a quick overview of grammar terms before going on to describe rules in more detail. Each chapter introduces a different type of common grammar rule or mistake and provides concrete examples of the various usages. At the end of the book there's a practice section where you can test out your newly learned/refreshed s ...more
Chris-Jean Clarke
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Don't be Fooled by the Cover!

At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking, 'The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom' is solely aimed at school children, however, the clue, as to the age of the intended audience, is in the second part of the title.

The author, Diane Mae Robinson, will delight and entertain children with her tales of princesses, dragons & knights whilst becoming more informed about the nuances of the English language. However, I would al
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B. Roman
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Creatively substantive. Amusing and valuable.
When I was in grade school and loving English, learning the parts of speech was one of my favorite assignments. I knew every clause and contraction by heart and just aced every test on the subject. As the years went by, like most of us, the rules and terminologies of grammar were buried in my subconscious and I wrote, edited and spoke correctly - or incorrectly - without being able to exactly explain why.
Along came Diane Mae Robinson’s wonderfully cr
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Julie Baswell
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you have ever had trouble with proper English and grammar, then this book is for you. It may look like it was written for school age children, but looks are deceiving. True, it was written in a style and format for a child to easily learn from, but adults will find it interesting also. I did. I even enjoyed the pictures throughout the book. Although it has been many, many years, I remember learning everything that was touched on in this book. Even back then, I had problems remembering some of ...more
Deziree
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a junior high and high school teacher, I really appreciated the organized and gradual way the author sets forth the teaching methods in this book. The book starts with grammar terminology so the reader can easily flip back to this section when they need a refresher on the terms. The next section--Confusing Words--is a breath of fresh air to any teacher or writer. Then with each subsequent easy-to-follow chapter, the author builds on the previous chapters to gradually go more into depth on mor ...more
Dawn
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What an amazing book! Diane Mae Robinson has taken the complexities of grammar and made them as easy as possible. Although she uses the characters of The Pen Pieyu Adventures series, this grammar book is a great resource for adults as well as children. In fact, there are a couple things listed that I often have to look up when I'm proofreading. I tagged those chapters and will
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Tynea Lewis
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Petra and Snarls are back for more in the Pen Pieyu Adventures. This time, they are tackling something fun and incredibly challenging: grammar. Join them and the rest of human and dragon kind in a quest to discover the secrets of words: their usage, spelling, and which punctuation goes with them. Written in second person, this book instructs you of the dos and don'ts of grammar and the English language. With exciting examples to engage readers, you won’t want to miss out of this enjoyable, easy ...more
Pegboard
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Diane Robinson not only gives comprehensive explanation of parts of speech, but also common punctuation rules, with entertaining examples and illustrations. She also includes examples of commonly misused grammar and the correct way it can be used in a sentence, she also does this with the punctuation. This was a fun refresher and I will be looking to get her more of her books in hard copy for my children.

Who knew an English grammar book could be so fun? I am always looking for fun ways to teach
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Payal Sinha
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a seasoned writer and even I didn't know many parts of English. I had bought the book basically for my kids but, found myself getting educated too. For example I didn't know that something like "modifier" existed in grammar. The author describes modifier as "either a word or a phrase that describes another word or group of words. It modifies something". The book is small and fun and extremely informative.
Alex
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A long time ago in a galaxy far away... Well, back in the 80's in the country of Greece anyways, I was an English teacher and taught English as a foreign language to ages ranging from grade school to adults. To make a long story short I could have used a book like this one to make my job easier.
It's an easy to understand book geared towards kids but even adults can appreciate it and learn from it.
It's well put together and explains everything in an understandable and concise fashion.
It's well or
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Noha Roben
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent new concept to learning grammar. Originally, I thought the book was for children but it's actually for about grade 6 all the way through to adults. Everybody will learn grammar in an easy and fun way. The illustrations make the book all the more fun.
Christine
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a homeschool mom, we have been using this in our lessons, it has been such a great way to teach my daughter about grammar in a fun and exciting way. Between the illustrations and fun example sentences and even skill tests! Such a great way to learn grammar.
Annotaré
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adults, YA
Excellent for all ages. Bought for a family member. Kept it.
Donna (More Than a Review)
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review of the Dragon Grammar book; A Grammar Book for Kids, Dragons and the Whole Kingdom by Diane Mae Robinson. You may have seen my reviews for Sir Princess Petra. It’s adorable kid books where Petra goes on adventures with her dragon and friends. The author has taken those characters and environment and created a very fun book on grammar. There are 10 chapters on different sections of grammar. The book contains sketches throughout to make it fun for kids. She includes great examples in the ch ...more
Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews
Most people who enjoy reading do so because of their love for stories, real or imagined. It is indeed rare to find a person who loves reading who also delights in breaking sentences down into their grammatical parts. Fortunately for young knights and princesses, author Diane Mae Robinson has addressed the subject of grammar in a way that will help kids (and even adults) enjoy the topic. Imagine studying syntax in the context of fire-breathing dragons, ogres and the like. In Robinson’s The Dragon ...more
Kim Nixon
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom provides a thorough overview and lesson in English grammar. Author Diane Mae Robinson covers the basics of grammar in a way that is interesting and imaginative. Who would of thought that dragons would have a place in the teaching of grammar? They do, and Robinson uses them to add creative examples and a silly storyline to her book.

The organization of the book is definitely its greatest strength. The book starts off with ba
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Diane Mae Robinson is an international multi-award-winning author with 14 international book awards and 1 prestigious provincial book award. Diane writes children's fantasy/adventures and children/teen non-fiction. The author's latest release, The Dragon Grammar Book, is an Amazon Bestseller in Teens/Language Arts. Diane is also an artist, art teacher, writing instructor, international short story ...more