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Dragon Keepers #1: The Dragon in the Sock…

Dragon Keepers #1: The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (2008)

by Kate Klimo

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Cute kid's story, with an interesting premise (a dragon hatches from an apparent geode, and is hunted by a mysterious man and protected only by two children) but not enough depth to it to catch me. The kids were rather too simplistic; Emmy was conveniently ignorant, and the website was conveniently silent, over and over. Lots of unanswered questions - from the "garden gnome" to the "magical", and apparently ancient, ball; what St. George will actually do, since he's currently stymied; what will happen when "Fluffy" gets to be the size of a car, in a few months; and what the guy with the website is actually up to (besides doing unexplained magic with computers). It's clearly the first of a series, but I have no interest in finding any of the others. It might be more interesting to young children, but I think even 10-year-olds (the age of the protagonists) would find it shallow and childish. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Nov 1, 2016 |
I enjoy children's books almost as much as their intended audience, but perhaps I am being too harsh, but I didn't find this book particularly interesting. Written fairly well with a strong opening, but still I found that it spoke down to the reader, as opposed to speaking to them. ( )
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
10-year-old Jesse is staying with his cousin Daisy while his parents are out of the country. When what he thought was a geode hatches a dragon, he and Daisy are swept up in an adventure as they attempt to care for Emmy, the hatchling, and protect her from the evil Dr. St. George. It takes all their wits to rescue Emmy from his evil clutches, and the story ends with the promise of more adventures in a sequel. Fun, light-hearted fantasy for third and fourth graders, although older readers will want a little more substance and suspense. ( )
  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
this story is about how two cousins called Jesse and Daisy that find an egg. They think it is a thunder egg, but they soon find out that it is a speaical egg when a dragon comes out after a day or two of it talking to jesse.When the egg hatches they call the young dragon Emerald becouse she is as green as an emerald and for some reason like socks very much. She quickly grows. Now, they have a problem. A bad man called St George wants to slay Emerald for the good of the people or so they think. They soon have to do every thing they can to protect her form this evil person that will stop at nothing to kill her. ( )
  Brandon.Bsto6922 | Mar 28, 2012 |
Cousins Jesse and Daisy dream of being in their own fantasy adventure, like the stories they read. But when Jesse discovers a talking geode, it places him and his cousin in the middle of their own fantasy adventure... one that is far more dangerous than ever imagined. When the geode opens, out pops a baby talking dragon that exposes even more magical elements. From an interactive professor on the internet to the centuries old dragon slayer, the two ten year-old kids quickly learn that it is not only their responsibility to care for their dragon, but they most protect her too. The Dragon in the Sock Drawer quickly pins good verses evil and gets readers rooting for Emerald, the dragon. Kate Klimo's creative and silly writing blurs reality with fantasy. The quick dialogue and animated characters will make readers' imaginations run wild. The themes of responsibility, loyalty and bravery appear throughout the book. Although the story takes place in a remote area called Goldmine City, readers will find similar amenities (e.g., library, college, etc.) in their own communities. This is a great read aloud and a good book for those who like dragons, magic and the idea of saving the world.

Age Appropriate: 8 to 11 years-old ( )
  erineell | Nov 17, 2011 |
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A favorite dragon book—now in paperback!

Ten-year-old cousins Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches and a helpless, tiny, but very loud, baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck and call, trying to figure out what to feed her. An Internet search leads them to the library, which leads them back to the Internet, where they find a very strange Web site called foundadragon.org. Here the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers.” Not only do they have to feed the dragon, whom they named Emmy, but they also have to keep her safe from the villainous Saint George, who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons’ blood!

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Cousins Jesse and Daisy always knew they would have a magical adventure, but they are not prepared when the "thunder egg" Jesse has found turns out to be a dragon egg that is about to hatch.

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