Dragon Castle

Dragon Castle

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2011.
ISBN: 9780803733763
Branch Call Number: BRUCH
Characteristics: 346 p. ; 22 cm.

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blue_bird_951
Jun 26, 2012

blue_bird_951 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

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DragonOfStorms
Jun 21, 2012

DragonOfStorms thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 17, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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JCLChristiH Jun 29, 2013

One of the 2013-2014 William Allen White nominee books.

Two stories are folded together using alternating chapters to bring the past and present experiences of the castle Hladka Hvorka royal family to light. The youngest Prince Rashko has always felt is family is populated by fools; but, when a dark baron insinuates himself and army into their court, Rashko must learn how to trust himself and others to save the day.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 17, 2012

Best known for his books that have, in some ways, called upon his Abenaki Indian heritage, Bruchac switches gears and presents a book that finds its roots in another part of his family: His Slovakian ancestry. The result is a wry, funny, thoroughly enjoyable book from start to finish. The kind of fantasy novel a person can sink into with glee.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 17, 2012

Prince Rashko has a problem. On the horizon marches a large army of foes, clearly bent on conquering his castle. His parents, not the brightest sorts to begin with, have been lured away to fairyland in the interim and don’t look like they’ll be home for a while. His older brother Paulek, meanwhile, keen to invite the invaders in for some good old fashioned sparring exercises, let’s them in without a second thought. Their castle, the impressive Hladka Hvorka, was raised by the legendry hero Pavol and it houses a secret. A secret the army’s evil Baron wants. A secret Rashko will have to use all his ingenuity to protect. That said, if he just pays a little bit of attention, Rashko will find that he has friends of all sorts willing to help him out. He need simply trust them. An extensive Author’s Note, Cast of Characters, Places, and Slovak Vocabulary and Numbers appear at the end of the book.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 17, 2012

“Why, I sometimes wonder, am I the only one in our family who ever seems to entertain a thought as anything other than a transient visitor?”

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