The Dragon in the Library
by Kate Klimo
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May, 2010
List Price: $15.99
Review: Trouble, Magic, Illusions! The Dragon in the Library by Kate Klimo is the 3rd book in the Dragon Keeper’s series. The Dragon Keeper, Jesse is the cousin of Daisy. Daisy is also a dragon keeper. Jesse is living at Daisy’s house for the summer and together they have been having exciting time. Emmy, the dragon, is starting to get a little grumpy. This book is mainly for children 12 and younger who like fantasy that takes place in the real world.
Jesse and Daisy have another problem in their hand. Their dragon is growing fast and is grumpy because she is missing “something.” That really is starting to annoy the cousins. They are trying various things she likes to cool her down. The dragon keepers have to find that “something” to cool that behavior. But that’s not the only problem the dragon keepers have to face. When they go to talk to Professor Anderson, a dragon specialist, they find out that he has been kidnapped by someone. They think it was possibly the women they were talking to on the computer. After doing some research they find out it is the girlfriend of their archenemy- St.George the Dragon Slayer. When they are doing research they learn that all the books in the hidden library are not books. Now the dragon keepers have to rescue the professor and find that “something” for Emmy to calm her down.
The Dragon in the Library is good for readers who like fantasy or mythical creatures like dragons, witches/magic users, self elves, and other creatures or fantasy characters. It is for young readers, but will be enjoyed by middle school students or high-level readers, too. The author keeps the line of thought straight. It’s not like the characters start changing their mood every chapter. I personally think that it was a fine book. The characters use some jokes and the characters are kind of funny. It was hard to understand though Emmy was missing. I thought all the things Jesse and Daisy thought in the book in what Emmy was missing. At first I thought she was missing wings or a jewel but at the end I found out that it was none of those things. At the beginning the author describes the characters so that if someone has not read the 1st or 2nd book they could find out all about the characters. Also based on the first chapter people could know what happened in all the stories, so it is not critical to read the first and second books first. But if you get a chance read the earlier books, I would still recommend it. In the end, this is a VERY GOOD book.
Review written by Vraj (6th grade student).
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