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Dragon Slippers

George, Jessica Day (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.
Authors: George, Jessica Day, 1976-
Title: Dragon slippers
Published: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, 2007.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 1599900572
9781599900575
Branch Call Number: YA GEO
Statement of Responsibility: Jessica Day George
Subject Headings: Orphans Juvenile fiction. Dragons Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction.
Topical Term: Orphans
Dragons
LCCN: 2006021142
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Jul 21, 2014
  • reginaab rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent story. Probably for older teens but I really enjoyed this story.

My friend recommended this bk 2 me.. I didn't thick I would lim it and found it childish, but I read it and found that I really did like it.

May 22, 2014
  • Myusernamenotyours rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book (and series) for young kids as a story for bedtime. Also great for young readers looking to push beyond basic chapter books.

May 28, 2013
  • Artpenr rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I fell in love with the book and the this story. I remember i didn't want to give it back to the library :) The idea of the dragon slippers i really adore it that's what makes this book special. And that cover art gorgeous!

Creel has a lovely name. I agree with Grace_Kalman about wanting to see everything be perfect, though......

May 27, 2012
  • tonging rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favourite books.Really
lovely.

Dec 06, 2011
  • Grace_Kalman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Okay, this was really good. I highly enjoyed reading it, but the end needed a little more time to make it satisfactory. You can tell that everything is going to be perfect, but I wish she had let us see everything be perfect.
Otherwise, a great read.

May 01, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a REALLY good book. Who wouldn't want a dragon for a friend? If you haven't read it, you should. (Also the two sequels, which are equally awesome.)

Apr 20, 2011
  • jxwu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book SSSOOOOO much.
I couldn't put it down.

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Jul 05, 2014
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May 09, 2012
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Sep 12, 2011
  • Red_Cheetah_162 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 02, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 04, 2011
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When an orphan girl named Creel befriends a dragon, she unknowingly inherits a pair of slippers that could be used to save her kingdom, or destroy it.

May 02, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"She wanted dragon gold. She got a pair of shoes.

Many stories tell of damsels in distress, who are rescued from the clutches of fire-breathing dragons by knights in shining armor, and swept off to live happily ever after.

This is not one of those stories.

True, when Creel’s aunt suggests sacrificing her to the local dragon, it is with the hope that the knight will marry Creel and that everyone (aunt and family included) will benefit handsomely. Yet it’s Creel who talks her way out of the dragon’s clutches. And it’s Creel who walks for days on end to seek her fortune in the king’s city with only a bit of embroidery thread and a strange pair of slippers in her possession.

But even Creel could not have guessed the outcome of this tale. For in a country on the verge of war, Creel unknowingly possesses not just any pair of shoes, but a tool that could be used to save her kingdom…or destroy it." (Summary from www.jessicadaygeorge.com)

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May 02, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had been struggling to get published for nine years, and now I had been rejected 187 times and had a baby who cried from exhaustion all night but wouldn't sleep! One night, very tired, my husband and I decided that I would take a break from writing for a while, and just focus on our son and trying to get him to sleep. And eat. And stop crying. So of course he went to bed that night without any fuss. And of course, right as I was shutting down my laptop for the night, the entire story of Dragon Slippers just downloaded into my brain! I knew every line, every name, every dragon and what they hoarded. It was beautiful. It was magical. And it hasn't happened since! - Jessica day George

Clever, well-plotted and good fun. -Kirkus Reviews

[T]he fairy-tale action and vivid scenes, from glittering dragon cave to posh dress shop, are captivating, and readers will easily connect with brave Creel, who weathers betrayals and learns to value true friends and her own talents. -Booklist

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