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A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

Written by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder & illustrated by Mary GrandPré
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Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet “training tips” in each chapter.

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet—a ridiculous notion!

Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie’s sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake’s combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before it’s too late.

This refreshing debut collaboration by Laurence Yep, a two-time Newbery Honor winner and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner, and Joanne Ryder features illustrations by Mary GrandPré.

What Kind of Book is A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Winnie and Ms. Drake, the main characters, learn to work together as a team and understand each other’s differences. Consider talking with your reader about how teamwork and friendship can help allies accomplish common goals.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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5.5 / 7.0

This humorous story of a dragon and her “pet” human takes you on an adventure with plenty of mayhem! It takes teamwork to fix the chaos Winnie accidentally created, but this story of adventure is so fun with all the humor weaved inside! You’ll laugh with and love these characters.

Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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4.5 / 7.0

We read this aloud as a family and found it to be an entertaining read. It’s an early chapter book, so the storyline and plot were fairly straightforward, but there was still enough creativity and imagination to hold the attention of children and parents alike. A favorite inclusion is Miss Drake’s ability to cry pearls.

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Who Wrote A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

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Laurence Yep

Laurence Yep is a two-time Newbery Honor winner, a recipient of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He is the author of over sixty books, including the bestselling <i>Isabelle</i> American Girl of the Year titles. Joanne Ryder has published over seventy books and received numerous awards for her nature writing and poetry. This is her first book starring a dragon and her first collaboration with Laurence Yep, who has many dragon books to his credit.

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Joanne Ryder

<b>Joanne Ryder</b> is the award-winning author of numerous children’s books about the natural world, including <i>Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo</i>. Some of her other books include <i>Bears Out There</i>, <i>Chipmunk Song</i>, <i>The Snail’s Spell</i>, and <i>White Bear, Ice Bear</i>. Before becoming a full-time writer, Joanne worked as a children’s book editor in New York City. She lives in California.

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Laurence Yep's Book Dedication

To Gail Collins, who brought us together, with our thanks

Joanne Ryder's Book Dedication

To Gail Collins, who brought us together, with our thanks

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780385392310
Publication Date:
February 1, 2016
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0385392311
ATOS® Book Level:
5.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
5.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
173685
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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