Dragon Rider, Volume 1

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Scholastic, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 523 pages
96 Reviews
Published before THE THIEF LORD in Germany, DRAGON RIDER established Cornelia Funke as a bestselling and critically acclaimed author. Now, this fantastical epic has come to America!

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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User Review  - AnaKurland - LibraryThing

Very cute dragon story. Dragon Firedrake, brownie Sorrel, boy Ben and assorted creatures vie to find a legendary place called the Rim of Heaven, where dragons are rumored to be hiding. They are being followed by a dragon-like creature who wants to destroy them. Will they find the dragons in time? Read full review

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User Review  - KEFeeney - LibraryThing

Listening to the audio version of this novel was a truly sublime experience. Combining the wonderfully imaginative storytelling of Cornelia Funke with the talented and wide-ranging voice narration of ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Cornelia Funke is Germany's bestselling children's author after J. K. Rowling and R.L. Stine. She is the author of many bestselling titles, including The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the picture book The Princess Knight. Funke lives in Los Angeles, California.

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