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Ada Public Library J OTT (Text) 33500013287289 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J OTT (Text) 33500013287271 New Checked out 11/05/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781534438583
  • ISBN: 1534438580
  • ISBN: 9781534438590
  • ISBN: 1534438599
  • Physical Description: 400 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Twelve-year-old Bryn has always dreamed of becoming a Seeker, just like her dad. Only the Seekers are allowed to journey from their small village into the fantastical, untamed wilderness of their island known as the Wild Realm. Once there, they obtain magical items for the village and use magic to protect and heal the incredible creatures native to the Realm. When one of the elderly Seekers retires, leaving a vacant position, Bryn knows this may be her chance. There's just one problem: Only boys have ever been Seekers. And the training master makes it clear he will not be training a girl. But then Bryn's biggest rival for the Seeker position, a boy named Ari, shows up at her door. He reveals the baby dragon he's been hiding, and the two strike a deal -- if Bryn helps care for the dragon, Ari will share all his training with her. Even as the two bond over their love of magical animals and their secret trips into the Wild Realm, Bryn doesn't completely trust Ari's motives. Especially as she suspects Ari may know more than he's letting on about the enemy clan stirring up unrest in their village. When all these secrets come to a head and the stakes are at their highest, Bryn realizes it's up to her to save her family -- and the Realm." -- Provided by publisher
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Aladdin Books.
Grades 3-7. Aladdin Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    Twelve-year-old Bryn is determined to become a Seeker like her father before her. She knows that she would be the first woman to take on the role of explorer and protector of the magical Wild Realm, but she doesn't realize just how much resistance her set-in-its-ways community would have towards a female earning that title. When Bryn, considered too delicate, isn't allowed to train for the competition, she is furious until Ari, a quiet fellow competitor, offers to pass along the training to her in exchange for help caring for a young dragon that he has secretly squirreled away. Bryn hesitantly agrees, and the real adventure begins. It's a thrill to explore Ott's magical kingdom, and it's a particular delight to watch all of the relationships develop between the main characters; whether familial or friendly, they feel incredibly warm and true. Though its final revelations won't come as much of a surprise, this well-executed story offers a wonderfully imaginative world for young fantasy fans to dive into. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alexandra Ott holds a BA in English from the University of Tulsa. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her tiny canine overlord. She is the author of the Rules for Thieves and Seekers of the Wild Realm series. Visit her online at and on Twitter at @Alexandra_Ott.

Subject: Dragons > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Sex role > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Dragons > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Adventure stories.
Sex role.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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