Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Gruffen by Chris D'Lacey
Series:: The Dragons of Wayward Crescent
Author(s):: Chris D'Lacey
Genre:: Children Picture Book
Publisher: Orchard Books
Release Date: September 1st 2009
Finished: July 2009
Pages: September 2009
My Thoughts: This is a cute introduction of the dragons that are featured in Chris D'Lacey's The Last Dragon Chronicles. The book takes place before The Last Dragon Chronicles first book, The Fire Within, and features Liz Pennykettle and her young daughter Lucy. Lucy fears that there is a monster in her bedroom. Her mother soothe her fears by making a special guard dragon named, Gruffen. Like all the Pennykettle dragons made this dragon comes to life but only for Lucy, her mother, or when no one is watching. As for Gruffen, he does his job well, keeping Lucy safe.
I am a fan of The Last Dragon Chronicles so revisiting the character from the book before the series starts is thrilling. Even if you haven't read The Last Dragon Chronicles you can read this new series about the dragons. I thought this book was adorable and a good start for young readers.
About the Author: Chris D'Lacey is the author of The Last Dragon Chronicles the most recent, Dark Fire, due out this month. You can visit his Official Website.