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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
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (6)
  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Well written (6)
  • Page turner (4)
  • Suspenseful (3)

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  • Younger readers (6)
  • Older readers (3)
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5.0

Was great to revisit this years later

By 

from South Australia

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dragon Keeper:

      I first read this book in primary school when I was 10 years old. I am now 20 and I decided to buy the book to revisit it ten years later. I still love the story just as much as I did back then.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great engaging book:

      By 

      from Australia, NSW, Sydney

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Dragon Keeper:

        It's a great book that engages me, and enough for me to borrow the sequals from the nearby library.

         
        5.0

        Loved it

        By 

        from .........cant tell.......

        About Me Bookworm

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Reference
          • Special Needs
          • Travel Reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Dragon Keeper:

          The book was amazing!! I loved it and im the highest reader in my school since year three lol

           
          5.0

          Cant get any better.

          By 

          from Sydney, AU

          About Me Casual Reader

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Dragon Keeper:

            Best series ever

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing

            By 

            from AU

            About Me Casual Reader

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Older Readers
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Dragon Keeper:

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

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Bad Book

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              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
              • Younger Readers

              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

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Buy heaps from booktopia never disappoin

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              from Wollongong NSW

              About Me Bookworm

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Older Readers
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Dragon Keeper:

                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): 19.9 x 13.0  x 2.8
                Weight (kg): 0.34