Heat of the Lava Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #18) (Hardcover)
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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Evil wizard Astrid has trapped Drake's friends in stone and she is getting closer to casting an even more dangerous spell! To stop her, Drake and Ana travel in search of Ka, a mysterious and greatly feared Lava Dragon. But who is Ka's Dragon Master? Can a young girl find the dragon and stop Astrid -- before it's too late?
Graham Howells's expressive black-and-white illustrations bring the action to life in this exciting series!
GRAHAM HOWELLS is a children's book author and illustrator. He illustrates the New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series, written by Tracey West. He also produces artwork for games, television, and film. Howells won the 2009 Tir na n-Og English-Language Award for his book, Merlin's Magical Creatures.
Praise for Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1):"In this first of the Dragon Masters series, vocabulary is accessible; sentences, paragraphs, and chapters are short; and dialogue moves the story along rapidly. Black-and-white sketch-type drawings add depth to the story and feelings to the characters (both children and dragons). Emergent readers will find happy success here." -- Booklist"The first of a new series of early chapter books, this entry is sure to attract fans. Brief chapters, large print, lots of action, attractive illustrations in every spread including a maplike panorama, an enviable protagonist -- who wouldn't want to be a Dragon Master? -- all combine to make an entertaining read. With plenty left to be resolved, the next entry will be eagerly sought after." -- Kirkus Reviews