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Dragon Keeper : Dragonkeeper Series : Book 1 - Carole Wilkinson

Dragon Keeper

Dragonkeeper Series : Book 1

Paperback

Published: 1st May 2012
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
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The first part of the internationally awardwinning Dragonkeeper series.

In the time of the Han Dynasty in ancient China, the last remaining dragon is in danger of being killed by the cruel Emperor. A nameless orphan with no past and an uncertain future becomes his unlikely ally. The young orphan soon discovers that it is her destiny to protect the aging dragon and his mysterious purple stone. Chased by an evil dragon hunter and a powerful sorcerer, their adventure is not easy. Each must learn to help and understand the other if they are to survive. To succeed in her task, the young orphan must reach deep within herself to find courage she never knew existed. No longer can she be the timid, shy orphan she once was. She is now the one, true Dragon Keeper.

About the Author

Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning author of books for children. She has a longstanding fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Carole is a meticulous researcher who finds it difficult to stop researching and begin writing. She once searched for weeks to find out whether there were daffodils in Han Dynasty China. Carole is married, has a daughter, and lives in inner-city Melbourne.

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Dragon Keeper
 
3.7

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      5.0

      Amazing

      By AZ

      from AU

      About Me Casual Reader

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Well Written

      Cons

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        • Older Readers
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        Comments about Dragon Keeper:

        I read this book the first time around 12 years ago and I still love it.

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        1.0

        Bad Book

        By Im Very Bored with this Book

        from Antarctica

        About Me Bookworm

        Pros

        • Fast Paced

        Cons

        • Bad
        • Boring
        • Disappointing
        • Lame
        • Not Like Ancient China
        • Not What I expected

        Best Uses

        • Good For Beginners I Gues
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        Comments about Dragon Keeper:

        I read this in 3 days and i hated it i had to do it for a school assignment it is the worst i do not reccommend at all

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        5.0

        Buy heaps from booktopia never disappoin

        By Barbiegirl

        from Wollongong NSW

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

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          Books for all ages

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          Carole Wilkinson

          I didn’t start writing until I was quite old — nearly 40. Before that, I worked as a laboratory assistant. My jobs involved working with a lot of blood and brains. You might think this sounds a bit gory, but I quite enjoyed working in a laboratory. The trouble was I always had this niggling feeling that it wasn’t what I was meant to be doing.

          One day I realised what I’ve always wanted to be—a writer! I don’t know why it took me so long to work that out. When I was at school in the 1960s (a very long time ago) it didn’t sound like the sort of thing a girl from Port Adelaide could ever do, so I suppose I didn’t think of it back then. Once I’d decided to try and become a writer, I went to university. I wrote lots of things at university including my first novel. I didn’t think it was very good. I showed it to a friend who worked in publishing. I don’t think she thought it was very good either, but she must have seen some potential because she asked me if I could write a teenage novel. ‘Yes,’ I said, when actually I was thinking ‘Are you serious? Of course I can’t!’

          I’d never thought about writing for young people. I tried to think of a story. My daughter was at high school, and something she was doing at the time gave me an idea. My friend liked my idea. So I went ahead and wrote the whole novel. That was my first published book. It was published in 1996 and was called Stagefright.

          I sometimes wish I’d started writing when I was younger, but then I think things have worked out okay. I find that I have lots of ideas and so far I’ve never had ‘writers’ block’ (touch wood). I might have got a late start, but I’ve been trying to make up for lost time. I’ve written 30-odd books, some short stories, a telemovie and some TV and planetarium scripts.

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          ISBN: 9781742032450
          ISBN-10: 1742032451
          Series: Dragonkeeper
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
          For Grades: 4 - 6
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 368
          Published: 1st May 2012
          Publisher: Black Dog Books
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.9  x 2.8
          Weight (kg): 0.34