Dragon Rider

Paperback | April 1, 2011

byCornelia Funke

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Cornelia Funke's breathtaking dragon adventure is now in paperback!

Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven - which may not even exist. Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben, a runaway boy. Together, the boy & dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, a monster who will stop at nothing to hunt down Firedrake. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other.

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Cornelia Funke's breathtaking dragon adventure is now in paperback!Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven - which may not even exist. Firedrake bold...

Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.55 × 5.29 × 1.23 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545316480

ISBN - 13:9780545316484

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am 10 Hi i am reading this book and it is about a dragon named firedrake and a brouwnie named Sorrel and they picked up a humen boy named ben.And they picked up a humuncoless.I think readers that like mistecal storyes
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dragon rider Adventure action story sadness happyness all rolled into one.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "Amazing" This is one of the best Cornelia Funke books out there, and even though it is for a younger audience, I still enjoyed it more then I enjoyed a teen dystopian novel. This book was amazing, Cornelia brings us on an adventure like no other. We go to many fictional places, but every time we travel, our story gets more and more interesting. TheBookReviewer
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great story i really enjoyed this story. I picked up this book after my son had read it. I had touble putting it down. It kept you wondering what was happening next which was nice. Looking for a book for a preteen or a kid at heart who likes to read about fantasy. Than i think you will enjoy this book.
Date published: 2008-05-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from O.K. I wasn'r overly impressed with this book.I definitley think her other books,Thief Lord and Inkheart are much better.
Date published: 2008-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good I read this when I was 10, and I still thought it was a little too young for me. I would definitely recommend the book, but not to teens.
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TERRIFIC i thought this book was great i got really stuck on it and i loooved it! it was really good! i love the map in the middle! so you gotta read it and buy the hard cover cuz then it has the map! it was awesome!!!!
Date published: 2007-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One OF My Favorite Books Of All Times From the minute i oppened this book i literally got pulled in a couldn't stop reading 'til i came to the back cover. This is a wonderful story of adventure, magic, evil, friendship and working togeather. I would reccomend this book to anyone of any age!
Date published: 2006-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreamy[!!] Like a review on the back of this book says "Marvelous Stuff for dreaming adventurers of any age." I agree! I was in need of an adventure, the end of school really can make some people go crazy! And this book did just it! I just finished reading it again. Great book if your planning an escape from the real world any time soon! Monika
Date published: 2006-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I thought this book was a fun read. But I would not recomend it to teenage readers(as I am one)because it doesnt have what teenagers look for in books. If you are a teenager yourself and want a book read i suggest The Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Pollini(also know as Eragon or Eldest and soon to be coming out Empire in Fall). But in all I thoguht it was a fun book to read. Not much surprises just alot of adventure and good for young readers.
Date published: 2006-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good This book was very good! i thought that, though long, very exciting. even though Cornelia lost my attention a few times i deffinetly recomend this book. probably one of the best books ive ever read.
Date published: 2005-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! it was a very well written book. Cornelia was very discriptive and keeps ur attention throughout the whole book. she starts and ends it very well, i dont feel that she left me hanging in the end. i would recomend this book to children of all ages and even to some adults.
Date published: 2005-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent this is one of the best books ive ever read! its soooo exciting in the middle. Everybody should be reading this book write now!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2005-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a MUST-READ!!!! This book is totally awesome. Some parts are funny and some parts are so mysterious. I like how Cornelia Funke makes the story so descriptive. Everyone has to read this book.
Date published: 2005-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring I thought this book was going to be great but after reading about 6 chapters u think its never going to end. It just goes on and on and on and you just start to not care wut happens to them. But i did like the ending (mabey thats because i had been waiting for it for so long!)
Date published: 2005-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dragon rider this book was like no other i have ever read. it was full of supense excitment, friendship and an unforgetable quest! five stars *****
Date published: 2005-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BORING I think that Dragon Rider was one of the worst books I've ever read. I seriously just wanted to put it down and stop reading it the moment I finished the tenth chapter. But something kept me going on reading it.
Date published: 2005-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book Ever (even better than Harry Potter) I got this book from Scholastic at school, and at first it was kind of just talk-talk-talk. But once I got to about the 7th chapter it was getting kind of cool and sometimes scary. And then it got better with each chapter. I couldn't put it down. I even got into trouble for not stopping reading when it was time for dinner or going to school. I felt so sad when the book was over. I want to go and buy all of Cornelia Funke's books. P.S. READ THIS BOOK!!!
Date published: 2005-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful In Every Aspect Dragon Rider is an amazing book. I bought Dragon Rider with my birthday money not knowing what to expect. Would I be wasting my money? I went home and started reading Dragon Rider and I was sucked into the magical world. From magical creatures to new mysterious lands. Dragon Rider is a ride you will never forget! I'm now a fan of the author Cornelia Funke. This book is wonderful and is one of my favourite books that I'm proud to say I bought for my birthday!
Date published: 2005-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT! I got this book for Christmas and at first I really wasn't sure I would like it. But once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. It was amazing! I recommend it for all ages. It's about a colony of dragons who are in danger from humans. A dragon named Firedrake agrees to go on a mission to find The Rim of Heaven and takes his furry friend Sorrel. On the way he meets Ben, a human who helped get Sorrel out of trouble. But, there's someone else who wants to find the Rim if Heaven. You'll just have to read it and find out! It's an excellent book.
Date published: 2005-02-12

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Dragon Rider:

A New York Times Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

"A good, old-fashioned ensemble cast quest "- Booklist - "Engaging and suspenseful." - VOYA

"Exciting adventures abound...This book delivers." - The Horn Book

"[Readers] will no doubt find themselves drawn in by the lively characters and their often hilarious banter, as well as the nonstop obstacles they encounter." - Publishers Weekly