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e-Book Hunting of the Last Dragon download

e-Book Hunting of the Last Dragon download

by Sherryl Jordan

ISBN: 0689860625
ISBN13: 978-0689860621
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's; 1st edition (April 5, 2004)
Pages: 384
Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subategory: Young Adult

ePub size: 1884 kb
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Rating: 4.1
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Books by Sherryl Jordan. The Tale of Jude of Doran. making this a true and correct record. of the hunting of the last dragon, and of the events that happened.

Books by Sherryl Jordan. As told to. Brother Benedict. at the Monastery of St. Edmund at Minstan, who recorded it faithfully, making this a true and correct record. at St. Alfric’s Cove. one. Fear is something I am well acquainted with. who recorded it faithfully, making this a true and correct record. of the hunting of the last dragon

Books by Sherryl Jordan.

Tis straight into the tale today, for this is the hardest part of it for me, and the sooner done, the better. On the way back to Doran I practised with my new bow: shot at a hare and hit a hill. On the way back to Doran I practised with my new bow: shot at a hare and hit a hill wind was stronger than I judged, and sent my arrow amiss. The road seemed longer, too, and it was sunset when I left the woods and began to climb the last rise that lay between my home and me. Most of the time I walked with my head down, watching the road for ruts and holes, but as I left the woods and began to climb the hill I smelled smoke in the air, and raised my eyes

Sherryl Jordan's solution is to have Jude relate the story to a monk, who writes at his dictation. The hunting of the last dragon is a great book. In the beging of the book Jude is telling a monk his story

Sherryl Jordan's solution is to have Jude relate the story to a monk, who writes at his dictation. Unfortunately, this poses another problem. In the beging of the book Jude is telling a monk his story. Published on March 11, 2004.

The last of the great fire-breathing dragons has awakened. He'd rather avoid any danger, but a strange, strong-willed girl from a distant land has her own plans for hunting the last dragon. Everyone thought all the dragons had been wiped out - until a fierce flying beast appears, and leaves the village of Doran in flames. There is only one survivor: Jude, an ordinary man who never intended to be a hero. Can her courage and cunning help him conquer his fear in time to save their world from devastation? Young Adult.

Sherryl Jordan (born 8 June 1949) is a New Zealand writer for children and young adults, specialising in fantasy and historical fiction. 2002 The Hunting of the Last Dragon. 2007 The Silver Dragon (Denzil series, book four). 2007 Time of the Eagle. 2010 Finnigan and the Pirates. She has written a number of children's and young adult works published in New Zealand and overseas. She is best known for her books The Juniper Game and The Raging Quiet. She received the Margaret Mahy Medal for her contribution to children's literature, publishing and literacy in 2001.

Sherryl Jordan is the author of several critically acclaimed and award-winning books, including The Hunting of the Last Dragon, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; The Raging Quiet, a School Library Journal Best Book and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults; Wolf-Woman, a. .

Sherryl Jordan is the author of several critically acclaimed and award-winning books, including The Hunting of the Last Dragon, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; The Raging Quiet, a School Library Journal Best Book and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults; Wolf-Woman, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Winter of Fire, an ALA/YALSA Recommended Book. for the Reluctant Reader and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and The Juniper Game, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. She is also the author of Secret Sacrament, the prequel to Time of the Eagle and an ALA Best Book for Young.

The Hunting of the Last Dragon. The last of the great fire-breathing dragons has awakened. Can her courage and cunning help him conquer his fear in time to save their world from devastation? Read online.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Award-winning New Zealand author Sherryl Jordan began her writing career with picture books, but soon moved on to novels for older readers. He'd rather avoid any danger, but a strange, strong-willed girl from a distant land has her The last of the great fire-breathing dragons has awakened.

High overhead, a dragon flies on coppery wings, raining down fire and destruction on all that lies below. The last of the great beasts, it wreaks havoc everywhere it flies, burning the countryside and its terrified inhabitants to grey ash and cinders with its fiery breath. Desperate and frightened, the people pray for a hero to save them. Jude is no hero. Deeply traumatized after returning to find his village a charred ruin and his family dead, he is picked up by a travelling fair, where he rescues the strange yet beautiful Jing-wei from a life as a caged freak. Eluding their pursuers, Jude and Jing-wei meet Lan, a wise old Chinese woman who straightens Jing-wei's bound and crippled feet, and reveals to Jude his destiny. He alone must kill the last dragon. With Jing-wei's help and Lan's ancient knowledge, Jude and Jing-wei set out to destroy the beast, and embark on the perilous journey of what becomes the hunting of the last dragon.
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playboy
This is the story of Jude of Doran, Lizzie (Jing-Wei), an escapee from a freak show, and Lan, a mysterious old woman; probably a witch.

The countryside has been devastated by a fire-breathing dragon. Previously, all the dragons had been slain, but evidently this egg was not found and it hatched and has been trolling the English countryside for food.

It is the job of Jude and Jing-Wei to slay the last dragon.
The story is told in the past tense by Jude to a monk in a monastery where he and Jing-Wei fled after slaying the dragon.

This is a very easy to read book and although it is written for young adults, a good reader of 8-9 years of age could read this book and understand it.

Deeroman
Jude of Doran has heard from his father that the village of Jude's uncle has been destroyed. Everything was burned, with no survivors. They wonder if the Scots were raiding across the border, but there were no tracks. Jude goes off to a neighboring town to buy a new bow and arrows, and returns to find his village burned, and his family dead. On his own, he joins a carnival family that had been performing in the town he visited. Events leave him in the company of a young Chinese woman, Jing-wei, who had been stranded in the country. He hears of more burned villages, and then sees the dragon. Jing-wei says that all dragons are not evil, but this dragon has acquired a taste for human flesh. Jude and Jing-wei go on a quest, and Jing-wei has a plan to deal with the dragon.

The story is told in a narrative fashion as Jude relates his story to a monk who is writing it down with a quill pen on parchment. It is interspersed with Jude's comments to the monk. It is an easy to read tale, and is suitable for older children. It does raise a question about dragons, as they show up in legends in various countries. I recall that one appears in Beowulf.

Jieylau
This happens to be my favorite book and i love that i have a hard cover now, came on time and as advertised, gotta love the old library editions!

Mysterious Wrench
My kids and I loved this story.

Fordrellador
"The dragon came nearer, its head moving low along the ground, side to side, sniffing. Every time it breathed, it scorched a trail of fire across the earth. Its neck was long, graceful, and glittering like gold. Its wings were folded close against its brilliant body, the wing sections shiny and ribbed like fish fins, the fine bones ending in sharp hooks. The long barbed tail was bent, the bones set crookedly, yet it coiled and uncoiled as slowly and smoothly as a snake. All the dragon's movements were smooth, fluid and fascinating, almost spellbinding in their beauty and their deadliness."

Everyone thinks dragons are extinct--until a fierce flying beast swoops upon the village of Doran, leaving it in flames. Young Jude survives only because, on the fatal day, he went to Rokeby to buy himself a new bow and arrows. Homeless, desperate, and wracked with grief and guilt, Jude joins a travelling fair, where he meets a young Chinese girl, caged and displayed as a freak. Jing-wei, in spite of her humiliating plight, is strong-willed, brave and cunning. She has her own plan for hunting the last dragon. But will it work? What if the dragon lands up merely wounded? Can she help Jude conquer his fear in time to save their world from destruction?

It is Jude himself who tells the story, set in 1356. And this is where problems arise. Jude is an ordinary villager (or peasant) and therefore cannot read or write. Sherryl Jordan's solution is to have Jude relate the story to a monk, who writes at his dictation. Unfortunately, this poses another problem. All Jude's greetings and asides to Brother Benedict are included, which tended to jerk me out of the story because, although they do add background flavour and an extra dimension to the story, their presence felt most unnatural in that Benedict simply wouldn't have been able to write fast enough to get everything down, especially since he would be continually having to refill his quill. But in the face of such powerful story-telling, not to mention the sheer beauty of Sherryl Jordan's prose, to complain about this seems like nit-picking.

Terr
Written down word for word by a monk under a vow of silence, as recounted by the unwilling hero Jude, this is a tale of England at the time of the Black Death, heavy with moral overtones, life's lessons, and insight into peasant life, as Jude tries to make sense of all that is happening around him.

Pity, compassion and a sense of justice compel him to set free a strange fairground freak, befriend and heal her, then together they rid the land of the terrible creature that plagues it. In doing so, Jude discovers how fear turns to hate, greed to cruelty, and friendship to love. As well as finding his inner strength and self-worth, he discovers that beauty is mostly inside and in the eye of the beholder.

Although simply and archaicly written, the narrative flows, carrying one along with the adventure, immersed in the plot. In the accompanying (sometimes bawdy) descriptions we learn a little cultural and social history, as well as what made the mediaeval mind tick. What takes a little getting used to are the stilted, one-sided conversations with the silent scribe who's been instructed to 'copy every word', that preface each chapter - but it adds a certain charm to this lovely, addictive book. *****

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