Cora’s a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys “egg packs” at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head.
“I feel like this book should be made into a major motion picture; it’s that awesome. The writing is superb, the characters are fun, and the story is engaging, to say the least.”
“This is so much more than just a fantasy. It has great lessons about friendships, ethics, and even a child running their first business. Great book for a family to read together and discuss.”
Author note: When I was younger I used to love those machines where you could pop a quarter in and get a random prize … but I never got the prize I wanted. I thought up a world where dragons came in disposable packaging like that and just sort of built outward from there.
It’s a classic “kid and pet” story. Kind of like How to Train your Dragon if it had been given a slow-paced Miyazaki treatment. It’s about growing up, letting go, learning to understand people in spite of differences, standing up for yourself and others, some mild environmental themes, and how to balance living under unjust laws with taking care of ones family.
Since this book is targeted to younger readers, be advised that on “off screen” death occurs (shots are heard).