Quando gli umani minacciano di invadere la valle dove dimora la sua stirpe, Lung, giovane drago argentato, decide di partire alla volta dell'Himalaya. Su quelle vette, secondo le leggende, si cela l'antico paradiso dei draghi. Nessuno sa se questo luogo esiste davvero, ma è l'unica speranza per i suoi simili di poter vivere in pace. Insieme alla sua inseparabile cobolda Fiore di Zolfo e al giovane cavaliere Ben, Lung affronterà un lungo e pericoloso viaggio... Due anni dopo, una nuova minaccia incombe sulle creature fantastiche: i pegasi, i leggendari cavalli alati, rischiano di estinguersi. Per salvare gli ultimi puledri, Ben giungerà in Indonesia, dove insieme a vecchi e nuovi alleati si lancerà nell'impresa impossibile di trovare una penna di grifone, la più feroce delle creature fiabesche e nemica giurata dei draghi. Riuscirà a tenere il fedele Lung lontano dal pericolo? Età di lettura: da 10 anni.
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Classic Coming of Age Story -- Minus the love triangles, savior complexes, and completely stupid decisions that plague many of the YA fiction I've read The Dragons of this world are scattered. The packs have long been broken up and devoured by the Golden One . Firedrake the Dragon remembers hearing of Leggi tutto
$1.99 Kindle sale, June 4, 2018. This is a older middle grade/YA novel from Cornelia Funke, the talented author of the Inkheart series. It's a great epic adventure novel for younger readers. It's very different than Harry Potter, but I think it would appeal to the same types of readers. HERE BE DRAGO Leggi tutto
Drachenreiter = Dragon Rider, Cornelia Funke Dragon Rider (original title: Drachenreiter) is a 1997 German children's novel by Cornelia Funke. Dragon Rider was published in 2004. Dragon Rider follows the exploits of a silver dragon named Firedrake, the Brownie Sorrel, and Ben, a human boy, in their s Leggi tutto
I tried very hard to get into this book, but like Ink Heart it just didn't catch me. Something about the way Funke writes puts a distance between me and the story that just makes it impossible for me become fully engaged. The classic fantasy archetype of friends on a quest, tons of magical creatures Leggi tutto
When all was still in the hall, and the only sound was the rustling of the monks' robes, Firedrake cleared his throat and began to tell the story--in the language of fabulous animals, the language that everyone can understand.As the moon set outside and the sun began its daily journey across the
Oh okay this made way more sense when I figured out that the German version originally came out in 1997. If feels old in a good way. Magical middle grade from a pre-Harry Potter world. It's a very relaxed ride. There's a quest, an orphan boy, bratty magical creatures, cool magical creatures, evil mag Leggi tutto
There is a crazy freedom to this plot that reminds me of the sweet weirdness of a Pixar film. It has everything from rats flying miniature biplanes to Scottish Brownies riding dragons, making this a madcap adventure. But it is also the sensitive coming-of-age story of a boy trying to find a family. N Leggi tutto
Dragon Rider is a good dragon book that doesn't delve too deeply into dragon lore, preferring to stand on it's own as more of an adventure tale involving dragons. The premise of the book is that the lair of a group of dragons is threatened and one of their own - Firedrake - is the only one willing a Leggi tutto
This book is very well written is one of my favorite books written Cornelia Funke. My favorite thing about this book is that it actually feels like you are in the story and one of the many companions.This book is about a dragon and a brownie (a lager squirle like creature) who set out to find a plac Leggi tutto
I think it's important to note that I listened to the audio version of this book because it is, without a doubt, the reason I disliked it so much. Funke's story seems pretty good, and if I had read it, I imagine it would have been closer to 3 or 4 stars. However, it must be said that the narrator Br Leggi tutto
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