Posts Tagged ‘King Arthur’

Teen Review: Raising Dragons

July 5, 2011

Title: Raising Dragons (Dragons in our Midst #1)
Author: Bryan Davis
Teen Reviewer: Breanna (age 14)

I read the book Raising Dragons, and it was a good book. It was about these two kids in high school who just found out that their parents used to be dragons. They also found out that they are part dragon. A girl named Bonnie has wings and can fly. A guy has breath that smells like a dragon’s and can breathe fire. Their principal is a dragon slayer. He is a descendant of King Arthur, so he feels he needs to kill all of the dragons that ever existed. So throughout the book it is a challenge for the kids to survive.

SPOILER ALERT! Do not read further if you want to be surprised!

In the end the kids survive, but so does the principal.

(we totally smell a sequel…:::runs to library catalog computer::: and yup, looks like this is the first book in a series of four!)

Thank you for sharing your review, Breanna! Remember that any teen who writes a review and turns it in at one of our 3 libraries will earn 75 points towards the grand total on their Summer Reading Program log! Thanks to all the teens that have turned them in so far.

Avalon High: A Teen in King Arthur’s Court

November 10, 2010

The newest Disney Channel movie, Avalon High, premieres THIS FRIDAY at 7 pm! Here’s the trailer:

Soooo it looks pretty different from Meg Cabot’s book…but we’ll have to wait until Friday to find out if those changes make the movie more exciting or just mess up the fun plot that Meg Cabot developed–I am already pretty concerned that Disney changed Ellie’s name to Allie. I know it seems like a minor thing to those of you who haven’t read the book, but names are kind of a big deal in this story. Anyway, I am super excited to see all the ridiculously fancy King Arthur costumes!

Meanwhile, back at the library…

Check out Avalon High and these other neato Arthurian novels (click on the book covers for more info):

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kroppbook cover image for Child of the Dark Prophecybook cover image for The Fires of Merlinbook cover image for Song of the Sparrowbook cover image for Sword of the Rightful King: A Novel of King Arthurbook cover image for I Am Morgan le Fay