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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Paperback: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Halo Publishing International (October 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612440940
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612440941
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,325,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A great little book that I shared with my niece. Dewi is a very smart Welsh Dragon, a curious little sleuth with good upbringing, who finds himself out to solve a mystery. Dewi meets several interesting characters that really had us laughing. This book is well written and flows easily along. Ms. Lyons conjured a great tale that is marvelously creative. My niece now loves this book and is begging for me to buy her a "Dewi the dragon" plush toy. Ms. Lyons, write another Dewi story and start making plush toys too! Most of all, thank you for a wonderful afternoon solving a mystery with my niece.

From the Author

Children's adventure story about a Welsh dragon detective - fast-paced, humorous fiction written for six to eleven-year-olds

More About the Author

I'm a trapeze artist, astronaut, spy--just kidding!

Well, the bit about being a spy is true. It was a long time ago in a far off land, lots of fun, and planets away from my middle-class upbringing in the UK. I was born in a little coal-mining town in South Wales and properly brought up in England where I did English things like attending an all-girls grammar school, playing rounders, doing two hours of homework every day, and going on soggy caravan holidays with my family. I also trained as a classical pianist, which meant annoying family and neighbors with daily four-hour practices.

Once I grew up--wait, that's a fib; I've never actually grown up--I experimented with hedonism in Paris, where, among other things, I taught English to very proper French schoolgirls, and I failed to abide by the British embassy's social rules in Romania, but that's another story. My job in Bucharest was to appease visiting Royal Ballet dancers. If you've ever attempted to herd butterflies, you'll know what I mean. Soon after that I gravitated to the USA because the streets there were supposed to be paved with gold. They weren't, but I stayed anyway and finally wound up catching my breath in a tranquil fishing and farming community on Virginia's coast.

The rest of my so-called professional life has been a regal zigzag through a motley variety of careers from orchestral management to law-firm media relations to academic editing, all of which entailed a lot of writing and editing. Although that work brought me plenty of satisfaction, it didn't produce the kind of magic that can come from writing fiction and nonfiction for children.

Children's literature has always fascinated me. My parents read bedtime stories to me when I was a child and I read stories to my son when he was small. All I needed was an excuse to borrow books from the children's library, and declaring myself to be a children's writer did the trick. Studying the work of great children's writers gives me the chance to indulge my love of that enchanting mix of innocence, escapism, imagination, and humor that bubbles out of children's literature.

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Ms. Lyons conjured a great tale that is marvelously creative.
T.F. Simmons
There are several humorous moments through the book that will make it enjoyable for both adults and children.
Tequila Rose
The story is full of quirky characters and sort of beginner gothic horror for little kids.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chelsey McQuitty on May 11, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I originally bought this book to comfort nieces and nephews before bedtime when they stay over. I expected them to want to read the book a couple of times and then we'd move on to something new; however, the kids can't seem to get enough of this clever little dragon. I love the book because it not only gives the gets an exciting little adventure to enjoy, but actually teaches some morals and the value of good character.

The book definitely engages kids, but isn't boring for adults either. There's quite a few funny moments that really keep the book going at a fast pace. Before I knew it the kids were acting out the book during the day and reading it to one another at night. It's always great to see kids ask for a book rather than a tv show. We're all hoping for more book about Dewi..
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HoaP would like to thank Maggie Lyons for giving us a copy of Dewi and the Seeds of Doom to review.

When I was asked to review a book about a dragon, I pictured a fierce mystical fire breathing creature. About the only fire breathing Dewi could do is enough to pop the corn in the Seeds of Doom. Dewi is a whimsical little dinosaur you are sure to love. Remember Puff? He and Dewi are probably best friends. Personified animals are the main characters with only one 'inhumane' human - the evil scientist who is planning to take over the world.

Dewi is a Welsh dragon who is a sleuth. One day a rat falls from the sky and hits Dewi. The creature exposes a secret that Dewi must investigate. He sneaks off to the place the rat tells him about. To his dismay Dewi discovers
the rat is telling the truth. With the help of a friend, Dewi foils the plot and saves the world as we know it.

Maggie Lyons has a wonderful sense of humor. Dewi is chock full of clever metaphors that caused me to laugh out loud more than once. The story is short and easy to read. I look forward reading more of Maggie's work.

Spelling is a bit different than American English on a few ocassions. Use this as an opportunity to discuss spelling with your children.

HoaP received a copy of Dewi and the Seeds of Doom in exchange for an honest review. If you would like HoaP to review a book or product for you, please contact us at philanthropicHR@yahoo.com. If you found this review helpful, please mark yes on amazon.com's question as this helps others to more easily find our reviews. Thank you for your support and God Bless!
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By Tequila Rose on December 16, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Dewi and the Seeds of Doom tells the story of Dewi, a young Welsh dragon who is hit by a sick crow that fell from out of the sky. After rescuing the crow, Dewi sets off on a mission to find out what made the crow sick.

After piecing together information from the crow and from what Dewi sees with his very own eyes, he finds out that Baron Doom and his assistant is creating some corn that will deliberately make people sick just so he can then make more money by selling them the medicine that will make them better. Dewi and his friends turn in the evidence they've found against Baron Doom to the authorities, but afraid that he'll still get away, they take matters into their own hands to capture Baron Doom.

This book is really cute and I enjoyed reading it. I think it's a great story for children because it shows them that no matter what size or age, they can still do something that will make a difference. It also teaches that it's better to work together and one can get more accomplished with friends rather than working on their own. There are several humorous moments through the book that will make it enjoyable for both adults and children.
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Join nosy Welsh dragon, Dewi, and his critter pals as they try to foil the plot of the dastardly Baron Doom.

If it wasn’t for Bomber, the rat that bounced of Dewi’s snout, and the Welsh dragons habit of sticking his nose into everything, the mad experiments of Baron Doom might never have been discovered. That would have been a terrible fate for all.

Readers young and old will enjoy this adventure. Dewi, the nosy Welsh dragon. Bomber(AKA Taffy the Teeth), the scaredy rat. Jones the huge and brilliant toad. Baron Doom from Castle Gloomsgor. These are just some of the characters you’ll encounter.

Will Dewi and his friends be able to save the rats trapped in the castle? Will they be able to stop the mad Baron before his mutated corm destroys all they hold dear?

Follow the wacky adventures as the gang races to do just that.

There are some ‘corny’ jokes that make you giggle, like this one.

“What do you get when you cross a boy and a rat?”

“A brat!”

This is a fun story for the young and the young at heart.

I received this book for my honest review.
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In the modern day unbelievable or not, we are ultimately living with GMO products yet they are being cultivated at a high cost to humanity. Many are unaware of the dangers of GMO products and Lyons brings this dreadful topic to life via the strong willed character Dewi the dragon. Dewi the main character in this awesome book Dewi and The Seeds of Doom, ultimately discovers the horrible happenings of GMO products and must make a choice in how he will approach this dreadful situation. The author Maggie Lyons, helps the reader to understand the dangers that are lurking in the GMO industry and just how awful the industry is to life on earth. Our homeschool children were intrigued with this story and they too learned a life lesson about the GMO industry. I believe this was a well written story and the children of the world deserve a good honest book as such! It is evident that we must teach our children about the clear dangers of GMO crops and what better way to bring forth this subject than in a awesome book! We rate this story with a thumbs up in our homeschool!
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