Friday, May 11, 2018

Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre - ESSENTIAL

Aguirre, Jorge  Dragons Beware! (Giants Beware, #2), illustrated by Rafael Rosado, 153 pages.  GRAPHIC NOVEL. First Second (Macmillan), 2015. $15. Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.  

Claudette, her baking little brother and her princess-like best friend decide to go on another quest in an attempt to reclaim Claudette’s father’s sword, Breaker.  Breaker can nullify magic, but was eaten by a big mother dragon named Azra.  Claudette’s father’s nemesis is coming with his gargoyle army, so Claudette knows she needs Breaker.  Claudette is not afraid to face Azra, but she will need her family and friends to conquer Azra and win against the gargoyles.  

Claudette is a brave warrior girl who is afraid of nothing.  Her innocent brother and bestie are always by her side and I love to see what creative ways they use to accomplish their journey.  They do destroy some gargoyles, but there isn’t any graphic violence and the illustrations are very appealing.  

EL (K-3), EL – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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