Reader Reviewed Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  

Dragon Rider

Written by Cornelia Funke

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

This a special 10th anniversary edition of Dragon Rider, a terrific magical adventure that will set your imagination off on a rollercoaster of emotions and ideas. We were captivated and spellbound by the power of the story and the quality of the narrative and I’m confident that children from 8 upwards and adults too, will devour it. You don’t have to be a fan of fantasy or of stories with dragons in it to love it.

A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher To dream of flying is one thing, but to fly on the back of a dragon is a dream really worth having! Believe me, you'll have the journey of a lifetime with the marvellous characters on board, sharing what will seem like a thousand adventures, all rolled into one.
Brilliant!

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Harsh Budhdeo, age 10 - 'Imaginative and adventurous. I was captivated by the journey and loved the characters.'
  • Lucas Blake, age 6 - 'Do places exist which humans cannot see? This brilliant book full of magical characters will make you wonder what may be right in front of your eyes!'
  • Toby Little, age 9 - 'This book is exciting. I would like to read the second one, because it will probably be even better!'

Synopsis

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Firedrake, a brave young dragon, his loyal brownie friend Sorrel and a lonely boy called Ben embark on a magical journey to find the legendary place where silver dragons can live in peace for ever. Along the way, they discover extraordinary new friends and a courage they never knew they had. Just as well, for the greatest enemy of all is never far behind them - a heartless monster from the past who's been waiting a very long time to destroy the last dragons on earth.

Reviews

‘A warm-hearted dream of a book.’ GUARDIAN

‘… a delicious romp across the world ’ PUBLISHING NEWS

About the Author

Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy, The Thief Lord and a whole host of popular children’s novels and picture books.

Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, Cornelia initially worked as an illustrator but soon began writing her own stories, quickly establishing a reputation as one of Germany’s best-loved children’s authors.

Her international breakthrough came with the fantasy novel Dragon Rider, which spent 78 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Success continued with the publication of The Thief Lord, which immediately climbed to the #2 spot on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 19 weeks, selling 1.5 million copies.

Inkheart the movie, starring Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany, was released in 2008.

Reckless marked the start of Funke’s exciting new Mirrorworld series, and was followed by Fearless.

Cornelia Funke now lives in California and is working on several new books.

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Paperback

Author

Cornelia Funke
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Publisher

Chicken House Ltd

Publication date

2nd October 2014

ISBN

9781910002056

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