Secret of the Water Dragon (Paperback)

A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3)

By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator), Damien Jones (Illustrator)

Scholastic Inc., 9780545646284, 96pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2015

List Price: 4.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this third book in the series, someone is trying to steal the Dragon Stone. Drake soon discovers that the thief is his friend and fellow Dragon Master, Bo! Could the dark wizard somehow be behind this? The Dragon Masters must find a way to protect the Dragon Stone--and keep Bo's family out of danger. Will the secret to solving their problems lie with Bo's dragon, Shu? Drake is about to find out!


About the Author

Tracey West has written more than 200 books for children and young adults, including the following series: Pixie Tricks, Hiro’s Quest, and Dragon Masters. She has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list as author of the Pokemon chapter book adaptations. Tracey currently lives with her family in New York State’s Hudson Valley. She can be found on Twitter at @TraceyWestBooks.



Damien Jones spent his childhood daydreaming and drawing. He attended the Arts Institute of Bournemouth where he gained a BA Hons in Animation Production. He worked as an animator on films like the Oscar-nominated feature film L'illusionniste (2010) before beginning his career in book illustration. He has worked with publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Scholastic. He lives in Cornwall, UK, with his family.


Praise For Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3)

Praise for DRAGON MASTERS #1:
"In this first of the Dragon Masters series, vocabularly is accessible; sentences, paragraphs, and chapters are short; and dialogue moves the story along rapidly. Black-and-white sketch-type drawings add depth to the story and feelings to the characters (both children and dragons). Emergent readers will find happy success here." -BOOKLIST

"The first of a new series of early chapter books, this entry is sure to attract fans. Brief chapters, large print, lots of action, attractive illustrations in every spread including a maplike panorama, an enviable protagonist -- who wouldn't want to be a Dragon Master? -- all combine to make an entertaining read. With plenty left to be resolved, the next entry will be eagerly sought after." -KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Each page features wonderfully detailed pencil illustrations which help to support the text." -LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION

Praise for BRANCHES books:
"These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -BOOKLIST