Monday, January 21, 2008

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

Creel's parents are gone and Creel and her brother live with her aunt and uncle--who are striving to make ends meet. That's when Creel's aunt gets an idea--send Creel to the dragon and have a rich landowner or knight save her. Surely then, they will marry her.

Creel, however, does not think much of this plan. She goes to the dragon, but rescues herself by bargaining with him. She gets a pair of slippers and then tells the knight to not save her--she's going to find her own fortune. She heads to the city, where things go from strange to even stranger.

With an enemy to the kingdom in their midst, can Creel figure out the significance to her slippers in time? Or will it be too late before the dragons suddenly attack without warning?

A great twist on the old 'damsel in distress' fairytale!

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