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In a nutshell: boy’s own adventures with his pet dragon | Set in modern day Wales this exciting and highly enjoyable dragon series stars young Harri, and his pet dragon Tân. In this episode, the conclusion to the trilogy, Tân is being kept in a castle with Draca, the white dragon. Ryan’s super competitive dad proves a danger to them however, and it all culminates in a thrilling dragon showdown on the snowy slopes of Snowdonia. A page-turning mix of magic, mystery and family relations too, this is a thoroughly satisfying and enjoyable adventure for younger readers. The author’s own black and white illustrations add to the appeal. ~ Andrea Reece
A Piece of Passion from Janet Thomas, Editor, Firefly Press : Dragon Red is a thrilling adventure for everyone who loves dragons. I don’t know how Shoo manages to make it so exciting. Harri has his own dragon, Tân, that he made thanks to the local witch, Imelda, to win a school competition. A real flying, fire-breathing, chocolate loving dragon! His friend Ryan has a father who is very competitive, so much so that he made Imelda make him a dragon too. Now Ryan’s dad and Draca are terrorising the countryside and the police and press are looking for them, but only Harri and Tân can stop them. Is this the old legend of Merlin and the red and the white dragon coming true? It builds to a great battle where Harri and Tân will have to make sacrifices to bring peace. I love this story and I hope all Shoo’s readers will too.
It's six months since everyone found out about the dragons, and Tan and the White Dragon are not thriving behind bars. When Ryan's Dad steals his White Dragon, the police ask Harri and Tan to help find him. Can Harri find a way for the dragons to stay safe and free? Will Harri's destiny finally come true? Third in the Dragon Gold series featuring Harri and pet dragon, Tan.
All the ingredients of an enjoyable series for young readers, magic, fast-paced action, lots of humour, a kind-hearted and resourceful hero and a fire-breathing pet dragon! Shoo Rayner also illustrates the book with plenty of funny and lively pictures, and the thumbnail sketches of characters at the head of each chapter help to show the different viewpoints in the story Books for Keeps
|Publication date:||1st March 2017|
|Publisher:||Firefly Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, School Stories|
Shoo Rayner began his career as an illustrator in a garden shed near Machynlleth. He drew for Michael Morpurgo and Rose Impey, but editors kept encouraging him to write. Many years, and over 175 books later, Shoo, well known for his many fast-paced series for newly confident readers, has been building a worldwide following for his award winning how-to-draw videos on YouTube. Shoo Lives in the Forest of Dean with his wife and three cats. Photo taken from publisher's website.More About Shoo Rayner