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Anya and the dragon / by Sofiya Pasternack ; interior illustrations by Celeste Knudsen.

Pasternack, Sofiya, (author.). Knudsen, Celeste, (illustrator.).
Series: Anya ; 1

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library J PAS (Text) 33500013323431 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358379058
  • ISBN: 0358379059
  • ISBN: 9780358006077
  • ISBN: 0358006074
  • Physical Description: 394 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Versify, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes an excerpt from "Anya and the Nightingale".
Summary, etc.:
"This lush tale of magic and dragons is a gem for any adventure-seeking middle grader and perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the End of Time. Anya and the Dragon is the story of fantasy and mayhem in tenth century Eastern Europe, where headstrong eleven-year-old Anya is a daughter of the only Jewish family in her village. When her family's livelihood is threatened by a bigoted magistrate, Anya is lured in by a friendly family of fools, who promise her money in exchange for helping them capture the last dragon in Kievan Rus. This seems easy enough, until she finds out that the scary old dragon isn't as old--or as scary--as everyone thought. Now Anya is faced with a choice: save the dragon, or save her family." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 10-12.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Magic is in the very fabric of Anya's small Eastern European village, and though the tsar has banned its use, the citizens quietly implement it in their daily lives. As Anya's bat mitzvah approaches, she grows increasingly impatient for her own magic to manifest. Meanwhile, outside forces are upsetting her family's peaceful farm life. Her father has been conscripted into the tsar's army to fight a faraway war, and prejudice against Jewish people is leaking into the community. When a bigoted official threatens to take their farm unless they can produce an outlandish sum of money, Anya secretly takes a job with a newcomer—the tsar's fool, who has come to Kievan Rus to capture its last dragon. She partners with the fool's hapless son, Ivan, who educates her on dragons, but they are unprepared when the sought-after creature turns out to be friendly rather than vicious. Pasternack's debut is an irresistible blend of moral quandaries, magic, humor, danger, and bravery. Imaginative details bestow a fairy-tale-like quality to the story, which will effortlessly ensnare historical fantasy fans. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sofiya Pasternack is a nurse whose fondest childhood memories involve her pet goats wrecking the house. When she’s not at the hospital, she can be found enjoying Utah’s wild places, teaching her kids to make challah, and writing whatever new story has taken up residence in her brain. She lives in Utah.
Twitter: @sofipasternack
Instagram: @sofipasternack

Subject: Villages > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Dragons > Juvenile fiction.
Jews > Juvenile fiction.
Kings and rulers > Juvenile fiction.
Vikings > Juvenile fiction.
Animals, Mythical > Juvenile fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Juvenile fiction.
Animals, Mythical.
Kings and rulers.
Quests (Expeditions)
Genre: Children's stories
Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.

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