“A delightful read,” said D. Donovan, senior reviewer at Midwest Book Review. “The story’s winding complexity is most definitely not a light picture book production. It includes gorgeous drawings and a plot replete with humor, fantasy, adventure and fun, making it a recommendation beyond its middle school readership, extending to elementary level.
Devon is a lonely, 11-year old prince of the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. After an ordinary hunt for beach treasures turns up Iz, a pocket-sized dragon who loves nothing more than a good argument, the North Wind sweeps the pair into a mysterious world populated by strange and magical creatures who teach Devon the true meaning of friendship and honor.
Far below in the Dim World, the soul-stealing Pigworm rules. Will Devon and Iz be able to best him? Can they return hope and joy to the islands? Are Devon’s mother and father forever lost, or can a boy’s trust and courage bring them back?
In this series debut, Kennedy captures the magic of childhood, where preconceptions and judgement have no place.
What happens when fun turns to fright? When does boldness become true bravery? Author Kate Kennedy answers these questions in the release of The Sound Prince and the Pocket Dragon, her first book in the middle grade fantasy adventure series Sound Prince. Come and explore a hidden world between land and sea.
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