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The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams
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The Dragons of Ordinary Farm (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Tad Williams, Deborah Beale, Greg Swearingen

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When their great-uncle Gideon invites Tyler and Lucinda to his farm for the summer, they discover his animals are extremely unusual.
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Title:The Dragons of Ordinary Farm
Authors:Tad Williams
Other authors:Deborah Beale, Greg Swearingen
Info:New York : Harper, c2009.
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The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams (2009)

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Where was that farm when I grew up?
Loved it. Was a good read and a good capture of how children respond to a situation they haven't chosen.
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  Timmerdame | Nov 2, 2022 |
I was reading this to my daughter... it’s slow going reading to her now, because she’d rather finish 1/2 of a novel on her own in an evening than listen to two chapters from me.

That said, this book, while never rejected outright, never captured her imagination either. I was into it enough that, when the third library renewal was almost up, I decided to just finish it myself.

There was one frantic-paced good part toward the end, but otherwise, I never really got all that into it.

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  livingtech | Mar 18, 2020 |
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  maj_bootred | Jan 17, 2014 |
delightful read for kids and adults alike:) Enjoyed it immensely and can't wait for the next one:)
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  earthwindwalker | Apr 10, 2013 |
From my review of Shadowmarch:

"The thing about Tad Williams is, he just keeps writing. The thing about me is, I'll just keep reading. When Williams is in his element, i.e. has an entire universe and centuries to work with, he can go pretty much anywhere and I'll follow."

The problem here is that Williams and Beale are constrained (largely) to one farm and one summer. The book is 75% set up and not much payoff. There may be other books in the series coming, but at the rate that Williams writes, your adolescent who loved this will have moved out. Maybe Deborah Beale is faster. ( )
  randalrh | Aug 19, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Tad Williamsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Beale, Deborahmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Beyit, KeremCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Möhring, Hans-UlrichTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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