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A Gift of Dragons by Anne McCaffrey
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    Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy by Robert Silverberg (Aldrea_Alien)
    Aldrea_Alien: Legends II also has an Anne McCaffrey tale ('Beyond between') which deals with what happens to dragons and riders after they die. A little heavier than the sweet tales told in A Gift of Dragons, but interesting non-the-less.

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I originally got this because of The Smallest Dragonboy and the rest of the stories were completely new to me. After having read them multiple times now, though, I still love all of them, though my favorite is The Runner of Pern. The artwork is beautiful, as well. Highly recommended! ( )
  izzycubs932 | Jul 24, 2015 |
This is worth owning for the sake of 'Smallest Dragonboy' and 'Runner of Pern'.
  MarthaJeanne | May 2, 2014 |
This delightful group of stories is a sweet, light read. None of the stories focus on the main characters of the other books, giving the reader that little bit more of an insite into 'average' Pern life. ( )
  Aldrea_Alien | Jun 8, 2010 |
Four charming short stories about Pern. One overlaps with "Renegades of Pern", while the others are more or less free-standing. Two are Impression stories, and one just tells us a bit more about the social structure on Pern. All of them are really quite delightful. ( )
  Robertgreaves | May 25, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345456351, Hardcover)

For more than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of brave men and women mounted upon the backs of dragons. As anyone knows who has been touched by the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to read of the exotic world of Pern is to inhabit it—and to experience its extraordinary dragons is to soar aloft with them and share their dazzling adventures.

Now, A Gift of Dragons brings together three beloved stories and a thrilling new tale of Pern in a single volume illustrated with beautiful artwork by Tom Kidd. In “The Smallest Dragonboy,” Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, determined to impress a dragon when the next clutch of eggs hatches. But what transpires will surprise everyone—Keevan most of all. In “The Girl Who Heard Dragons,” a young girl’s rare ability to communicate with dragons puts her family in danger and will bring her face to face with her greatest fears—and with her most secret desire. The “Runner of Pern” is a girl named Tenna, who follows family tradition by delivering messages—and who will find her destiny on the mossy traces that runners have used for centuries under the dragon-filled sky. And finally, a very special gift: an exciting new Pern adventure, published here for the first time, fresh from the imagination of Anne McCaffrey.

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From "New York Times" bestselling author McCaffrey comes a special illustrated gift book edition featuring three beloved Pern stories and a thrilling new Dragonriders tale.

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