The Dragon of Lonely Island (Paperback)

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A great-great-aunt passes on the friendship of a three-headed dragon to Hannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily. But if a three-headed dragon is not unusual enough, each of the heads tells a story of what it means to be special--even if that special quality is not obvious at first. Rupp tells an enjoyable tale of what family and friends are and what they can do. Other VT Tidbits... Rupp lives with her family in Vermont. She has written education and adult psych books as well as children's non-fiction and fiction titles. — Jeanette

Three siblings find themselves spending the summer on a remote island with their eccentric great aunt Mehitabel. What looks to be a boring vacation quickly becomes an amazing adventure when they meet Fafynr, an ancient, three-headed golden dragon. A charming and beautifully written story-within-a-story.

— Northshire Staff


"Rebecca Rupp's magical tale . . . radiates a glow as golden as the dragon's scales." — Boston Globe

Hannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily are spending the summer at their great-aunt Mehitabel's house on faraway Lonely Island. There, in a cave hidden high above the ocean, they discover a fabulous creature: a glittering three-headed golden dragon with a kind heart, an unpredictable temper, and a memory that spans 20,000 years. Transported by the magic of the dragon's stories, the children meet Mei-lan, a young girl in ancient China; nineteenth-century cabin boy Jamie Pritchett; and, in more recent times, Hitty and her brother, Will, who survive a frightening plane crash on a desert island. In this fluidly written novel, Rebecca Rupp explores what three children from the present learn from the past — and from an unlikely but wise and generous friend.

About the Author

Rebecca Rupp lives in Vermont with her husband and three sons, three cats, and a large garden full of heirloom tomatoes. Of THE DRAGON OF LONELY ISLAND, she says, "We once had an invisible pet dragon named Petunia, plus did an awful lot of childhood reading."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763628055
ISBN-10: 0763628050
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: April 11th, 2006
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Dragon of Lonely Island
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