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|Bagley Public Library||Y NES (Text)||33500013266804||New||Available||-|
|Breckenridge Public Library||Y NES (Text)||33500013266796||New||In transit||-|
- ISBN: 9780062869494
- ISBN: 0062869493
- Physical Description: 371 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 
- Copyright: ©2020
On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm... Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to. The dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye, though. Sarah can't help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn't have a soul but who is seemingly intent on keeping her safe. Because the dragon knows something she doesn't. He has arrived at the farm with a prophecy on his mind. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents in hot pursuit -- and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
*Starred Review* It's 1957, and tensions between Russia and the U.S. are strained. In Frome, Washington, Sarah Dewhurst waits with her father in a gas station to meet the new worker they've just hired to help on their failing farm. In Canada, an assassin raised by a religious cult makes his way south while two FBI agents try to catch his trail. These tense, mysteriously connected Cold Warâera story lines would be enough to hook any audience, but that hired hand that Sarah and her dad are waiting for? He's a centuries-old Russian blue dragon named Kazimir, and he brings with him knowledge of a prophecy that may change the course of history. Ness (And the Ocean Was Our Sky, 2018) has never been afraid to push boundaries when it comes to genre exploration, but this is a truly magnificent piece of fiction. There is not a single wasted moment in the tightly wrought story, and Ness has built an absorbing, complex alternate history where dragons have always lived alongside humans. It is through their mythos that he casts a sharp eye on the prejudices of the 1950s and the earth-shattering fears of the Cold War era. The concept is striking, the characters compelling, and the story enthralling. Even for Ness, this is a singular effort.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Ness has been crossing genres and circumventing expectations ever since he followed up his dystopian Chaos Walking trilogy with the Carnegie-winning, best-selling A Monster Calls (2011). Add dragons, always popular, into that mix, and he'll be unstoppable. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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