Dragon Castle

Dragon Castle

by Joseph Bruchac


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Young Prince Rashko is frustrated with his family - no one does any thinking but him! The kingdom and castle seem to be in the hands of fools. So when Rashko's parents mysteriously disappear and the evil Baron Temny parks his army outside the castle walls, it is up to the young prince to save the day. But there is more to this castle and its history than meets the eye, and Rashko will have to embrace his ancestry, harness a dragon, and use his sword-fighting skills to stop the baron and save the kingdom. Along the way, he realizes that his family is not quite as stupid as he always thought.

Master storyteller Joseph Bruchac, known for his smart, gripping Native American books, here combines his signature action and adventure with a large dose of humor, which just brings this story to a whole new level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803733763
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.16(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.

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Dragon Castle 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
Joseph Bruchac Dragon Castle I just finished DRAGON CASTLE, seeing in it a metaphor for our times, perhaps all times, in the struggle against those who would take over and drain all the good from a kingdom, nation, person. Standing strong and together, showing kindness, and using one’s wits can bring us through. Based on myths from Slovakia, but universally applicable, it’s a well-written book that captured and held my attention, designated juvenile fiction, but I’d heartily recommend it for adults as well. A few quotes of wisdom (non-spoilers, of course): “. . . making friends was one of those needful tasks . . . his guardians told him that a man with no friends is not a man at all. . . to know how to work, one must also learn how to play.” “Without laughter we humans would . . . have been crushed by the weight of the past and its sorrows” “Juggling is not just an amusement. It tunes the senses.” “I have an unusually sticky mind. It’s rather like facts are iron filings and my mind is a magnet. Sometimes it feels like I remember far too much.”
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not into high fantasy with princes and so forth, but I found this one quite good with a good plot. Seemed a little short though.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soon i will actually read it ps im awsome