Customer comments on this Youngstown Ohio Book
Entertaining for the whole family!
My son first listened to this book on CD while we were staying in a hotel. To our surprise, we were all hooked after the first CD- even my five year old. It's a very good story and the narration is fantastic. I highly recommend this CD set to anyone!
My daughter is 5 and we've just finished reading this book together. I love this book on so many levels that I have trouble putting words down. Funke (or Funke's translator, not sure which) delivers a page-turning, compelling story about adventure, friendship, loyalty and doing the right thing. She does all of this amid perfect sentence structure, flawless grammar, strong character development, larger than life imagery and unparalleled story telling. I have not a single complaint about this book other than it's not long enough! Oh how we both long for more! I read this book to my daughter for an hour each night at bedtime (remember, she's only 5) and usually an hour each day. There were many wonderful opportunities for discussion about lessons in the book and new vocabulary for my daughter. There are no truly "bad guys" in this book (aside from Nettlebrand whose life is borrowed anyway) and those who made some poor decisions are given opportunities to redeem themselves in the end. The characters are so strong and lovable! I can't say enough about this book. I do hope someone will take on the task of putting it to the big screen. It will be a veritable feast for the eyes.
Best Book Ever!!!!!
Wow!! This is the best book I've ever read. Sorrel, "Mr. Grumpy", is hilarious ! Ben is a decent character. Firedrake is a good character and sleepy head. Twigleg is a great character. He's best when he tricks his first master. Nettlebrand the crazy, demanding, dumb, gold "dragon" is a weird enemy. He hunts dragons for no reason at all. I hope you like this as I do, but if you don't .... oh well oh well. Plus lots of Accelerated Reader Points at school!!! Aced it!