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Dragonhaven

Author: Robin McKinley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696004

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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Think of yourself out of your comfy chair and your nice house with the roads and the streetlights outside—and the ceiling overhead low enough that a fifty-foot dragon can’t stand on her hind legs and not bump her head—and think yourself into a cavern full of dragons. Go on. Try. Jake lives with his scientist father at the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies in Smokehill National Park. Smokehill is home to about two hundred of the few remaining Draco australiensis, which is extinct in the wild. There are five million acres of the Smokehill wilderness and the dragons rarely show themselves. Jack’s never seen one except deep in the park and at a distance. They stay away from the Institute—and the tourists. But dragon conservation is controversial. Detractors say dragons are much too dangerous and much too expensive, and should be destroyed. Supporters say there is no record of their doing anything more threatening than eating sheep, there are only a few hundred of them left at best and they must be protected. But they are up to eighty feet long (plus tail) and breathe fire. On Jake’s first overnight solo in the park, he meets a dragon—the thing that he would have said he wanted above everything else in the world. But this dragon is dying—dying next to the human she has killed. Jake knowns this news could destroy Smokehill. The dead man is clearly a poacher who attacked first, but that will be lost in the outcry against dragons. But then Jake notices something even more urgent: the dragon has just given birth, and one of the babies is still alive…
Dragonhaven
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Robin McKinley
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-20 - Publisher: Penguin

Think of yourself out of your comfy chair and your nice house with the roads and the streetlights outside—and the ceiling overhead low enough that a fifty-foot dragon can’t stand on her hind legs and not bump her head—and think yourself into a cavern full of dragons. Go on. Try.
Dragon Haven
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Robin Hobb
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-17 - Publisher: Voyager

The dragon keepers and the fledgling dragons are forging a passage up the treacherous Rain Wild River. They are in search of the mythical Elderling city of Kelsingra, and are accompanied by the liveship Tarman, its captain, Leftrin, and a group of hunters who must search the forests for game
Dragon Haven (The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 2)
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Robin Hobb
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-04 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ George R.R. Martin Return to the world of the Liveships Traders and journey along the Rain Wild River in this fantastic adventure from the author of the internationally acclaimed Farseer trilogy.
Dragon Haven
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Robin Hobb
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-11 - Publisher: Harper Collins

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Dragon Keeper returns with a second enthralling tale of dragons and humans, adventure and discovery, love and freedom Centuries had passed since dragons last roamed the war-torn world of the Rain Wild River. But as peace once again settled upon the land,
Robin McKinley
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Evelyn M. Perry
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-16 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

This study of fantasy author Robin McKinley is the first full-length, in-depth analysis of the author's works, including her award-winning books The Blue Sword (Newbery Honor, 1983) and The Hero and the Crown (Newbery Medal, 1985).