Dragon Keepers, Kate Klimo

Dragon in the Sock Drawer
Grade 3–6—While looking for rocks with his cousin Daisy, Jesse finds a “thunder egg” that talks to him. Like the genie in the bottle, something says, “Let me out!” Thus begins the children’s adventure. Jesse’s parents are away on a mission trip, setting up a clinic in Tanzania. His aunt is off to Paris for an ad shoot, so Uncle Joe, Daisy, and Jesse have to deal with the rock/egg. After a dragon hatches, it needs to be fed-and finding out what to feed a dragon can be tough. What else? Google. Unfortunately, googling dragons, and even dragon food, results in millions of hits, so the cousins head to the library and find a listing for The Dragon Keeper’s Guide. It’s long out of print, but when they google the author’s name, they are able to make contact with http://www.foundadragon.org and learn that dragons need calcium. The computer becomes interactive, and the cousins find the author talking to them, advising them of their new responsibilities and warning them to look out for Saint George. Illustrated with small black-and-white drawings to introduce each of the 11 chapters!  

Dragon in the Driveway
It’s been raining for days, and dragon keepers Jesse and Daisy have been stuck inside with their dragon, Emmy. As soon as the rain stops, they are out of the house in a flash. First on their list of things to do? To find out what the villainous Dr. St. George—a dragon slayer in disguise—is up to.

But Dr. St. George isn’t in his office at the college, and all of his stuff is gone! Jesse, Daisy, and Emmy quickly discover St. George’s latest evil plan: to take over the forest and find the magic golden ax that is buried there. To make matters worse, he has also enslaved the mythical beings that are returning to Goldmine City. Can the two dragon keepers and their dragon free the hobgoblins and dryads under St. George’s power and return the forest to right?

Dragon in the Library 
In the third Dragon Keepers title, talking dragon Emmy has grown up and become an avid reader and, lately, grumpy, something neither she nor her protectors, 11-year-old cousins Jesse and Daisy, understand. Then a magical book goes missing, as do dogs from the pound; events seemingly coincide with the arrival of a TV dog trainer, Sadie Huffington. When an online dragon consultant also disappears, Jesse and Daisy investigate and discover that Emmy is in danger.

Dragon in the Volcano 
What do you do when your dragon becomes a ‘tween? Worry! And that’s exactly what Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy do when their dragon, Emmy, outgrows their garage and starts disappearing. Luckily, when she really disappears, she also leaves them a trail of socks, which leads them headlong into a . . . volcano? Yep! And it only gets crazier from there! In this fourth title, author Kate Klimo introduces readers to a whole new world—the Fiery Realm, where dragons can be felled by a squirt of water and fire fairies have started mysteriously disappearing. As always, readers get a full dose of action and imagination in this expanding tale of two kids and a dragon, growing up together.


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