A Dragon's Guide To The Care And Feeding Of Humans

A Dragon's Guide To The Care And Feeding Of Humans

Paperback - 2016
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Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter.

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet--a ridiculous notion!

Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie's sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake's combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before it's too late.

This refreshing debut collaboration by Laurence Yep, a two-time Newbery Honor winner and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner, and Joanne Ryder features illustrations by Mary GrandPr#65533;.     

Praise for A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
*"Warm humor, magical mishaps, and the main characters' budding mutual respect and affection combine to give this opener for a planned series a special shine." - Booklist , Starred

"Aternately comical, suspenseful and sometimes sweetly emotional." - Kirkus Reviews

"With a black-and-white spot illustration opening most chapters, an engaging narrator, and a consistently fluid writing style, this title makes a fine dragon choice for readers." - School Library Journal

"In this series launch, Yep and Ryder conjure up a world where dragons and humans interact, and the results are heartwarming and quite funny." - Publishers Weekly

"A clever and amusing novel that imagines a magical world that nestles right up against our own and sometimes crosses over." - The Bulleting of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for A Dragon's Guide to Making Your Human Smarter
"Yep and Ryder keep the magic coming with their whimsical fantasy, enhanced by Grandpr#65533;'s sweet drawings. The story positively vibrates with fun." -- Kirkus Reviews

" Lighthearted episodes of unusual school lessons and field trips, illustrated by GrandPr#65533;'s winsome spot art, are grounded by Miss Drake's more serious encounters with the goons...a gratifying development as this buoyant, fantastical series continues."-- The Horn Book Review

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Yearling, 2016
ISBN: 9780385392310
Additional Contributors: Ryder, Joanne


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Miss Drake, a dragon, is surprised when her new pet human stirs up trouble with the other magical creatures of San Francisco. Part of a series.

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AL_SAM Jan 10, 2018

Excellent and fun book for children to see a dragon's point of view for caring for humans! Recommended for any child who loves dragons and fantasy.

Jun 23, 2016

A very fun book for anyone who love dragons!

JCLJaneM Feb 26, 2016

If you were to combine elements of both Harry Potter and Mary Poppins this would be the result. I loved Miss Drake, the dragon. She is no-nonsense yet quite charming. This is the first in a planned series of four.


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Jun 23, 2016

JillianLH thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 99

Sep 29, 2015

stefanan thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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