By Wendy Townsend
(Front Street, Hardcover, 9781932425345, 196pp.)
Publication Date: April 2008
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"I looked up into the dark gold eye of a big lizard, calmly looking back at me. I caught my breath--he was the most wonderful creature I could ever imagine. He had a great spiky crest and a black-banded tail hanging down and scales around his head and shoulders like jewels of all different sizes and shades of green, turquoise and bronze. One of his feet draped over the edge and each long toe had a curved claw at the tip. ...
I slid my hands underneath his body and took him in my arms.
... His tail went down past my waist. He flicked my cheek with his tongue and I put my face closer to his and breathed in." --FROM THE BOOK