Item description for The Dragon Charmer by Douglas Hill...
Elynne, the daughter of a dragon charmer, is the unlikely heroine of this fantastical children's story. Despite being shy and easily frightened by the ferocious creatures that her father keeps, a connection emerges between a royal baby dragon and Elynne. Given confidence by their friendship, Elynne finds the courage to come to the dragon prince's rescue and save the day.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.64" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
Publisher Barn Owl Books
ISBN 1903015367 ISBN13 9781903015360
Availability 0 units.
More About Douglas Hill
Hill is professor of music and horn at the University of Wisconsin at Madision, as well as a past president of the International Horn Society, and a respected teacher and clinician.
Douglas Hill has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Otago, New Zealand.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Dragon Charmer?
book Apr 2, 2008
My daughter enjoyed the book and wished it was longer. Hopes there will be a sequel someday.
PERFECT FOR CHILDREN Jun 13, 2007
THIS IS A GOOD BOOK FOR KIDS EASING INTO NOVLES. IT'S ABOUT A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO'S FATHER CAN TAME DRAGONS BY PLAYING HIS PIPES. IT IS A RARE GIFT TO CHARM DRAGONS WITH MUSIC AND THE GIRL FEELS SHE IS A DISAPOINTMENT BECAUSE SHE IS TERRIFIED OF DRAGONS AND CAN'T PLAY THE PIPES. BUT WHEN A FLOCK OF DRAGONS NESTLES IN A LITTLE VALLEY IN FRONT OF THEIR FARM A CRIMSON QUEEN (BIGGER THAN ALL THE OTHER DRAGONS) STAYS LONGER THAN THE REST TO LAY HER EGG AND NEST IN THE CHARMER'S BARN TO HATCH IT. NILES IS THE VILLIAN WHO WANTS TO STEAL THE EGG AND MAKE A FORTUNE BY SHOWING IT TO PEOPLE. MAMA GETS VERY ANGERY AND BADLY INJURES ELYNNE'S FATHER WHILE CRASHING THOUGH THE BARN'S ROOF AND GOES OFF IN SHURCH OF HER EGG. ELYNNE FEELING RESPONSIBLE FOR SHE OVER HEARD NILES SPEAKING TO ANONTHER PERSON ABOUT STEALING THE EGG GOES OF TO THEIR HIDEOUT AND STEALS THE EGG BACK. ON HER WAY HOME THE EGG HATCHES (UH-OH BIG TROUBLE THERE) ELYNNE MUST QUICKLY GET HOME AND SHOW EVERYONE BEFORE THE BAD GUYS GET THERE. WHEN SHE GETS BACK HOME HER FAMILY IS AMAZED SHE DID ALL THOSE THINGS BY HERSELF BUT THEIR JOY IS CUT SHORT BY THE BAD GUYS INTRUSION AND THE BABY PRINCE FLIES TO THE BARN. ELYNNE CLEVERLY TRICKS NILES AND HURRIES TO THE BARN WHERE SHE AND THE PRINCE HIDE UNTIL ONE OF THE BAD GUYS USES HER FAMILY TO GET HER TO COME OUT OF HER HIDING SPOT. WHEN THE BAD GUYS TRY TO TAKE THE BABY DRAGON FROM HER THE PRINCE MAKES SO MUCH NOISE THAT MAMA CRASHES THROUGH THE BARN ROOF AGAIN NILES AND ONE OF THE BAD GUYS GET CAUGHT IN THE DEBRIS AND HER FAMILY PLUS TWO OTHER BAD GUYS ARE THROWN OUT OF THE BARN. ELYNNE IS VERY LUCKY THAT THE QUEEN REALISES HER BABY IS UNHARMED THE TWO START CROONING TOGETHER AND ELYNNE HUMMES THE DRAGON CHRAMER SONG. WHILE SHE IS SINGING THE TWO REACT THE SAME WAY OTHER DRAGONS ACT WHEN HER FATHER PLAYS THE PIPES, SHE CONTINUES TO SING UNTIL SHE MAKES OUTSIDE TO HER FAMILY. ONCE ELYNNE STOPS SINGING THE QUEEN TAKES HER BABY IN HER CLAWS AND FLYIES AWAY. ELYNNE'S FATHER IS SO PROUD OF HER THAT AT THE END OF THE BOOK HE PUTS UP A SIGN "DAN AND DAUGHTER - DRAGON CHARMERS".