The Dragon of Trelian (Hardcover)

By Michelle Knudsen

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763634551, 407pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2009

Summer 2009 Kids' List

“I eagerly anticipated Michelle Knudsen's first middle-grade work of fiction, and this story of a mage apprentice and a princess includes a dragon, magic, murder, friendship, romance, and humor. This one will appeal to those young readers who enjoy a bit of fantasy but who also like their characters to have realistic strengths and weaknesses.”
— Roni K Devlin, Literary Life Bookstore & More, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
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Description

A feisty princess befriends a mage's apprenticei1/2and finds she's uncannily linked to a dragoni1/2in a suspenseful fantasy charged with warmth and wit.

Calen, a lonely young mage-to-be, never dreamed that Princess Meglynne would become his friend. And impulsive Meg never imagined that tending a baby dragon would "link" her to the creature -- for life. And now Meg's sister is about to marry a prince to end a war between kingdoms, a celebration that Meg and Calen know is endangered by a murderous plot. How can a girl, a boy, and a dragon merge their magic and strength to bring down a powerful traitor in time? From the author of Library Lion comes a classic middle-grade fantasy soaring with sorcery and suspense, spunk and adventure, friendship and first romance, and a cast of enchanting characters.


About the Author

Michelle Knudsen is the author of the award-winning, NEW YORK TIMES best-selling LIBRARY LION, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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