Monday, September 29, 2003

New Book

Just finished Hatching Magic by Ann Downer. What a fun read. If you liked Harry Potter and the Artemis Fowl books, I think you will love this one. There can never be too many books about dragons.
From School Library Journal:
Wycca, a small dragon called a wyvern, is looking for the perfect place to lay her egg when she stumbles into a bolt-hole that transports her from 13th-century England to 21st-century Boston. Although she is quite unbothered by this change in locale and proceeds to lay her egg, her wizard Gideon needs to find her fast, before the evil wizard Kobold and his demon can locate her and use her against him. Meanwhile, 11-year-old Theodora, an avid fan of a game called Wizards & Wyverns, finds a magical card and unwittingly summons Wycca's hatchling, which draws all the other magical folk to her, as well. The delight of this fantasy lies in the interactions of the well-drawn characters and in the fluid, skillful writing.

New Favorite Author!

Author Joan Bauer is a new favorite in our home. My youngest loves her realistic fiction for young adults. Her website is interesting, especially her ABC's of writing for children. She will be at Sam Houston State University for the YA Children's books conference in November.