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Dragons Of Deltora #1 Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 2004

4.7 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in the Dragons of Deltora Series

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From the Publisher

Emily Rodda's Deltora saga continues with a remarkable quest involving magic, dragons and courage.

About the Author

Emily Rodda is one of Australia s most successful, popular and versatile writers, who has won the Children s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for a record five times. A former editor of The Women s Weekly, Emily is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under her own name of Jennifer Rowe. Her children s books, for a range of ages and genres, exhibit a mastery of plot and character. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Lexile Measure: 790L (What's this?)
  • Series: Dragons of Deltora (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; New title edition (June 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439633737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439633734
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,677,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Rebecca Herman HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 17, 2004
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Even though the Shadow Lord has been banished, his evil influence in Deltora lingers. There is a famine in Del, and the people are starving. Lief is trying to be a good king, but he doesn't know how to help his people. Then he, Jasmine, and Barda discover that the Shadow Lord left behind a hidden evil -- the Four Sisters -- and that this evil is causing the famine in Del. With only a fragment of an ancient map, Lief, Jasmine, and Barda must set out on another quest to save their land. They must find the last seven dragons in Deltora to help them destroy the Four Sisters, but their quest is difficult and full of peril.

Readers who enjoyed the first two Deltora Quest series are sure to enjoy this first book in the newest Deltora series as well. I highly recommend this exciting adventure to all of Emily Rodda's many fans. I was a bit worried that a third Deltora series would be overdoing it, but after reading this book, I couldn't wait to read the next one. It's just as good as the previous two Deltora series.
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Dragon's Nest kept me hanging until the last word. Lief is back, and he's ready for action, well, sort of.An evil menace called the "four sisters" spreads across Deltora, and until Lief, Barda, and Jasmine find a torn map of Doran Dragonlover's they know nothing of this. They must stop it, and the only way is to find seven mystical dragons and travel across Deltora. And their first stop is Dragon's Nest.Will they make it?

Also see: The Deltora Book of Monsters
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With the Deltora Quest series wrapped up, and the Deltora Shadowlands series concluded, the question arises, "What's next for our intrepid band of heroes?". Well, the good news is that Rodda just spends a few pages settling all of the characters into Del, and then almost immediately sends them off again on what will be another four part quest.

The pattern follows that of Deltora Quest. We must find and destroy each of the four sisters. Each book ends with a confrontation with one of the sisters. The substance of each book deals with sub-plots and sidetracks, all of which come around to be tied up neatly and cleverly at the end of each volume.

The framing quest is well-conceived. Each individual book is well plotted. The main characters aren't developing very much, but that's OK because they are very satisfying and sympathetic types, and I don't know how much further you could go with them in a set of books aimed at this younger reader level. Actually, when compared to the Hardy Boys or Enid Blyton's kids, these Deltora characters do have a fair amount of substance.

Along with Rowan of Rin, the Rodda series aimed for a slightly younger crowd, I just don't see how you could go wrong with these books. A note of warning - the books can be read out of order, or with a missing book here or there, because Rodda tries to keep the reader up to speed on the larger quest plot, but it's a lot easier to read the series in order and the books of each individual series in order.
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A Kid's Review on June 14, 2004
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I love the Deltora Quest books! They're all so good! I got this book by mail order and it was so good I finished reading it in one day! I have bought the complete collection of the Deltora books, and I can't wait for the other three to be released! These are truly the best books I've ever read! =D
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A Kid's Review on December 6, 2005
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DRAGONS NEST

AUTHOR: Emily Rodda

I am going to tell you about this book's super characters: Lief {leaf} is the hero of the book; he is on his way to save his good friend Rolf. Barda is his friend whom is accompanying him on this journey, also with them is their friend Jasmin. Both Jasmin and Barda are fearlious warriors. In order to save Rolf they must slay the Ruby Dragon. As the three of them approach the dragons nest, they encounter many creatures, and a lot of obstacles. They only have one clue to the dragons nest, and that is a fragment of an ancient map, When the three of them arrive at the dragons nest, they encounter the dragon when Lief climbs down a rope and finds Rolf he speaks to Rolf for a minute and then he ties the rope around Rolf, and then Barda and Jasmin pull Rolf up. The ground starts to shake and the dragon appears up from nowhere and Lief battles the dragon and wins.The meaning of the story was Lief and his companions must reveal the origins of the sorcery and destroy them.

I really enjoyed reading this book, because it gave good discriptions of the characters,and was fun to read.
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I got this book when it first came out and read it straight away.I absoloutely loved it and highly reccomend it.Lief is trying to be a great ruler, but can't, not with the famine and death in Deltora.But with a perilious map, our heroes set out to destroy the four sisters that are causing the deaths in Deltora.An exceptional addition to the previous books and is reccomended to fans who want a little more adventure in their reading.Well done Emily Rodda!I like this book as much as all the others, this is the best Deltora series and I say it proudly, but after all, Deltora Quets hasn't finished, not yet.
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My 8 yr old son loves this series! It has finally gotten him into reading on his own, and he is very proud to be reading chapter books with very little drawings in it! He feels like a grown up. It doesn't seem to overwhelm him from the size of some of the other children's chapter books.
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