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- ISBN: 0803733763 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 9780803733763 (hbk.)
346 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2011.
|Summary, etc.:||Young prince Rashko, aided by wise old Georgi, must channel the power of his ancestor, Pavol the great, and harness a magical dragon to face the evil Baron Temny after the foolish King and Queen go missing.|
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 September #1
Drawing on his family's own Slovakian ancestry, Bruchac crafts a historical fiction infused with plenty of magic: faeries, animal telepathy, sensate trees, and more. With his parents away at a faerie ball, Rashko, a 15-year-old prince in ancient Slovakia, already has his hands full with the castle staff and his well-meaning but blockheaded older brother. But then the forbidding Baron Temny rides into their valley with a veritable army of vile soldiers, brandishing a letter supposedly from Rashko's parents inviting them to stay. Rashko knows that the baron has ulterior motivesâand they might have something to do with the legend of Pavol, the family ancestor whose legendary slaying of a dragon is described by Bruchac in alternating chapters. The mysteries contained in this particular castle are not especially mysterious, but the action is rousing; the characters are easy to love or hate, as the case may be; and this is just the thing for kids working their way up to Paolini. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.
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