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Dragon Magic (The Magic Books) Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2006

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About the Author

ANDRE NORTON, named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America and awarded a Life Achievement World Fantasy Award, was the author of more than one hundred novels of science fiction and fantasy adventure. Beloved by legions of readers the world over, she thrilled generations with such series as Beast Master, Time Traders, The Solar Queen, Witch World and others. She passed away in March 2005.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: The Magic Books (Book 4)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Starscape; 1st edition (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765353008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765353009
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.6 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #569,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sires on May 27, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is Norton for the younger reader-- about 5th grade to 9th grade. Four boys descended from four different cultures but all now living in the same neighborhood in the United States, assemble a puzzle that lets each of them have an adventure based on the dragon of each culture. In dealing with these dragons each boy learns an important lesson about cooperation and tolerance.
While the young adult reader may find this book a tad simplistic compared to Norton's adventure stories, this book can be a perfect way to introduce a reader at the appropriate level to the many worlds of Andre Norton.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michele L. Worley on July 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Sig Dortmund, Ras (a.k.a. George Brown, but his older brother has persuaded him not to answer to that), Artie Jones, and Kim Stevens are the only boys in their age group who catch the bus outside the abandoned house on the extra-long run from the new development to their school. Each is lonely for one reason or another, but each keeps to himself. Until one by one, they sneak into the old archeologist's abandoned house, searching for hidden treasure. The only interesting thing is a 4-piece dragon puzzle, lying abandoned on a table. One by one, each assembles one quarter of the puzzle, and relives the history of that particular dragon, learning things that allow them to work together as a team in the end.
"Fafnir (Sig Clawhand)" - Sig Clawhand's deformed hand made him an outcast at Mimir Master-Smith's forge, where he lived and worked as a potboy. Only Sigurd King's-Son, working at the forge on the strength of Mimir's Foresight, has ever befriended him, and never called him 'Clawhand'. Thus it is that when Sigurd ventures forth against the dragon Fafnir, Sig fares forth as his faithful shadow.
"Sirrush-Lau (Prince Sherkarer)" - The lau, the demon-monster of the swamplands, brought ill luck to Napata upon its capture - the city was taken by the Babylonians, who took the lau back to Babylon as tribute. Sherkarer, a junior prince of the royal house of Napata and now a slave, is the only survivor of the original hunting party, so he has been taken along as the expert on the care and feeding of the lau (called sirrush by the Babylonians). But the Babylonian priests have made a wager concerning sirrush-lau with one of the king's advisors, and Sherkarer's only hope is to humble his pride and work with this strange enemy of the priesthood - a man called Daniel...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arthur W. Jordin on November 2, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Dragon Magic (1972) is the fourth fantasy novel in the Magic series, following Octagon Magic. It is set in four past cultures that have legends of dragons.

In this novel, Sig Dortmund is waiting for the school bus to arrive in his subdivision. The bus is also picking up the younger kids and dropping them off first at the elementary school. Only three other students besides himself are going all the way to the middle school. It's sure going to be a long ride this year.

Artie Jones had been in social studies last year with Sig. He is thinking that everyone will be deaf after riding with the elementary kids. He is also wondering about the other three middle schoolers.

Ras -- AKA George Brown -- is not listening to the noise. He is thinking about the advice given him by his brother Shaka -- formerly Lloyd -- to answer only to his new name. His father and mother don't understand the importance of the new names.

Kim Stevens is an orphan from China. His adopted father had driven him to school last year. He had felt a little strange in the unfamiliar surroundings, but he had made friends there. Now he is once more feeling a little strange.

In this story, Sig wonders about the old house that is going to be torn down. Last year, he had gone on a class trip to the museum and learned about the Egyptian and Chinese things that the owner of the house had given to the city. His mother knew the woman who cleaned the house before the old man died. Listening to their conversations, Sig had learned that some rooms were always locked. He wondered what treasures had been kept in those rooms.
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Dragon Magic

By Andre Norton

Some kids decided to burglarize a house of aq deceased archeologist where they find a box of puzzle pieces. The puzzle is of four dragons. When they put the pieces together, they are magically transformed into a fantasy world populated by unusual men and fantastic creatures of lore. There are a number of different tales , one for each dragon. Each tale hints at a Life's Lesson. I 'll leave it to the reader to determine which is which.

Andre Norton weaves her magic in this novel. I highly recommend this for fans of Andre Norton, aficionados of fantasy and tales of magic. It is one of her "Magic Series".

Gunner June, 2009

P.S. She, also, gets in several favorable plugs for the library, which are welcomed.
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By Laura A. Larkin on January 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was written for young adults. I bought our first copy- a paperback- when my kids were young & they loved it . I picked it up one time when I was desperate for something to read and was charmed by it- 4 books, 4 dragons and 4 life lessons. Great concept and very well written. Years passed and the original fell apart, then I found this hardcover on Amazon, the kids still love the book, I still wouldn't mind re reading it -KISMET! I have to say though, the paperback did have a more intriguing cover as the cover on this one is less colorful and the dragon looks rather scared than scary, or goofy rather than regal, but inside it's the same charming story.
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