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Raising Dragons

When a dragon hatches on her pa’s farm, a young girl finds a best friend. At first Ma and Pa are wary of Hank, but it’s not long before they see him as their daughter does — and welcome the baby dragon into their family. As it turns out, Hank is not cut out for farm life, but still, he warms the hearts of those around him and leaves a legacy that no one will ever forget.

Jerdine Nolen and Elise Primavera team up for the unforgettable story of a young girl and her best friend. Nolen's folksy main character is determined and capable, just the sort of person you'd want raising and training a dragon, while Primavera's glowing illustrations create an absorbing world — complete with friendly dragon inhabitants. It's the perfect choice for any dragon-loving child!

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"Initially no bigger than a sheep, Hank the dragon grows to the size of a barn; even though he is a sloppy eater, he proves handy around the farm, popping a whole field of corn all at once and raising tomatoes that a neighbor claims cured her gout.... Public attention eventually forces him to move to the volcanic island where the other dragons live, but he leaves behind a wheelbarrow full of glowing eggs as a parting present. A fresh and cheery tall tale, told in an appropriately matter-of-fact tone." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Special Features Mighty Girl Top Picks
Author Jerdine Nolen
Illustrator Elise Primavera
ISBN 0152165363
Publication Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher Sandpiper
Language English