Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gruffen by Chris D'Lacey

D’Lacey, Chris. Gruffen, 104 p. Orchard Books, 2009. $9.99. Lucy Pennykettle can’t sleep at night because there is a monster in her room. Her mother, Liz, knows just what to do. She takes clay and molds a guard dragon. Next Liz takes a piece of her magic snowball and brings the dragon Gruffen to life. Ink illustrations are interspersed in the text. This is the first book in a new chapter book series The Dragon’s of Wayward Crescent. Suggest this title to fans of the Emily Rodda’s Deltora series. EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian

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