The wild and wonderful island home of Flynn and Paddy holds an incredible secret - dragons live there!But when evil boss The Pitbull finds out, he sends his men to kill one, and to bring back a dragon's egg, so that he can hatch it in his private zoo.Flynn and Paddy's job is to stop them, and protect the island's dragons. The Dragon Defenders is the first in a middle gradeThe wild and wonderful island home of Flynn and Paddy holds an incredible secret - dragons live there!But when evil boss The Pitbull finds out, he sends his men to kill one, and to bring back a dragon's egg, so that he can hatch it in his private zoo.Flynn and Paddy's job is to stop them, and protect the island's dragons. The Dragon Defenders is the first in a middle grade novel series (7-12-year-old readers), which follows on from the Dragon Brothers Trilogy of picture books, also by author James Russell. This book comes alive! The Dragon Defenders features extra digital content, accessed by using a device or smart phone. "Spellbinding"Joan Mackenzie, Whitcoulls head book buyer"Exhilarating"Doris Mousdale, Arcadia Books"I couldn't get my son to turn out the light!"Elisabeth Easther, actor, playwright, critic...
|Title||:||The Dragon Defenders|
|Number of Pages||:||182 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Dragon Defenders Reviews
This is an adventure story about two boys, Paddy and Flynn, who live with their parents on an isolated island that happens to have dragons on it. The boys are very good at surviving in the outdoors, as are their pets - Clappers (their horse), Lightning (their falcon) and Coco (their dog). Paddy and Flynn need all their considerable skills with a slingshot and a bow and arrow when evil men arrive on the island, determined to kill a dragon and bring back a dragon's egg.The book comes with an app that you use to enhance certain parts of the story. There is lots of white space between the lines and the chapters are short, making it a book that I can see appealing to less confident readers. I know I will be recommending this book often.
A great childrens chapter book by New Zealand Author James Russell.
A wee bit disappointed by this - I really liked the setting and the idea but didn't love the writing.
Wow! Finally I have found an awesome book for my 10 year old son. He doesn’t like reading but The Dragon Defenders captured him and he loved it. This book has the perfect number of words on the page and the perfect size font which is so important when looking for books for boys and the added bonus of linking ICT into the adventure. James Russell has captured the gap in the market for boys in that in between age, interest and development stage. Can’t wait for the second book!
Paddy & his older brother live on an island with their parents and little sister Ada. They have never seen a cellphone, tv, computer or even electricity, and spend their time hunting, climbing, running, digging, making things or adventuring. When they see a boat moored just off the island, they wonder who it could be?The owners of the boat are after dragons and will do anything to get them. Can the boys stop them and protect their family too?Chocka full of action, adventure and it also comes with an exciting 'AR Reads' app that can be downloaded which brings the story alive digitally too. Read traditionally or with 'the app, this story is a fabulous follow-on for the Dragon Brothers Picture Book Series.