The Dragon Waking

For thirteen-year-old Rose Gallagher, having a friend who is really a dragon and can perform magic, change shape, and fly her away from the predictability of small-town life feels like a dream come true. But secrets have a price, and the more Rose learns about her friend Jade and the world of dragons, the more dangerous her life becomes. Helped only by her fantasy-obsessed friend and a local occult enthusiast, Rose soon finds herself risking her life to help Jade recover a mysterious fragment of a meteorite called the Harbinger, which has the power to awaken countless dragons from their sixty-five-million-year slumber. Can they find the Harbinger before Jade’s enemies? As their battle unfolds over the neon-drenched skies of Las Vegas, Rose must face this overwhelming threat by drawing on the magic that humans possess—the power of friendship, compassion, and trust.

  • 288 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8"
  • 9780807517048
  • August 2016

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  • 288 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8"
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  • This fast-paced, imaginative fantasy adventure will appeal to Percy Jackson fans, who will likely demand a sequel. A strong choice for middle grade fantasy collections.

    - School Library Journal

Common Core

L.5.3,4,4a,4b,5,5a,6 RF.5.3,3a,4,4a,4c RL.5.1,2,3,4,5,9,10 SL.5.1,1c,1d,2,4,6 W.5.3,4,6,8,9,9a,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 8
  • ATOS Level: 5.6