Dragon Keepers #1
The Dragon in the Sock Drawer
Publication Date: April 28, 2009
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For Magic Tree House readers who are ready for something longer, the Dragon Keepers series has the perfect length and reading level, along with the fast-paced writing, adventure, and sense of teamwork that kids love to read.
Ten-year-old cousins Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches and a helpless, tiny, but very loud, baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck and call, trying to figure out what to feed her. An Internet search leads them to the library, which leads them back to the Internet, where they find a very strange Web site called foundadragon.org. Here the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers.” Not only do they have to feed the dragon, whom they named Emmy, but they also have to keep her safe from the villainous Saint George, who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons’ blood!
Kate Klimo first got the idea for this book many years ago when her three sons were small and she came across a geode lying among the rolled up socks in one of their sock drawers. When she is not writing, Kate is a children’s book publisher. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, Harry, three horses, and one grandcat.
“The Dragon in the Sock Drawer is funny and wonderfully written—a tall tale adventure that will surely grab young readers.”
—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series