Handbook For Dragon Slayers

Paperback | January 7, 2019

byMerrie Haskell

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A magic adventure full of wild horses and dragons round out a princess's coming-of-age story that is sure to appeal to fans of Gail Carson Levine, Karen Cushman, and Shannon Hale.

Tilda has never given much thought to dragons. After all, as Princess of Alder Brook she has many responsibilities and little time for reflection. When she thinks of anything other than her duties-or the pain from her crippled foot-she dreams of being a scribe and writing her own book.

But when unforeseen circumstances turn Tilda's life upside down, she finds herself traveling the countryside with two would-be dragon slayers. Freed of a princess's obligations, soon Tilda is befriending magical horses and battling flame-spouting dragons. But just as there is more to fighting dragons than pointing a sword at them, there is more to being Princess of Alder Brook than Tilda had supposed. And before long she is learning more about dragons, and herself, than she had ever expected.

Merrie Haskell, author ofThe Princess Curse, presents a magical tale of danger and duty, perceptions and wishes, and of a brave new heroine on a journey of discovery.

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A magic adventure full of wild horses and dragons round out a princess's coming-of-age story that is sure to appeal to fans of Gail Carson Levine, Karen Cushman, and Shannon Hale.Tilda has never given much thought to dragons. After all, as Princess of Alder Brook she has many responsibilities and little time for reflection. When she th...

Though born in Michigan,MERRIE HASKELLgrew up in North Carolina. She wrote her first story at the age of seven, and she walked dogs after school in order to buy her first typewriter.Merrie returned north to attend the Residential College of the University of Michigan, where she earned a B.A. in biological anthropology. Her fiction has ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.17 × 4.71 × 1.04 inPublished:January 7, 2019Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062008188

ISBN - 13:9780062008183

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Haskell's sophomore outing is another clever, witty and empowering tale, fluently melding historical fact and legendary material. Tilda is a splendid heroine: Wry, intelligent, sensitive and stronger than she thinks....A truly terrific read. - Kirkus ReviewsA haphazard, almost accidental progression of episodes builds smoothly to a lively and cohesive plot arc that will keep readers enthralled. - The Horn BookTilda is an extremely likable heroine....Kids with their own physical anomalies may particularly respond to Tilda's adventures, as will fans of the movie Brave or the How to Train Your Dragon book or movie. - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books