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FALCON'S DRAGON is the story of a little girl named Falcon who finds a hot, scarlet egg in New York City's Central Park and carefully brings it home to care for it. And, one day, a baby dragon cracks through the eggshell and changes Falcon’s life forever.

In Book 1, “Falcon’s Egg,” Falcon begins her lifelong journey into the world of magic, that mysterious, enchanting place that glimmers just beyond the edge of vision. It is a country known only to believers, whose unique qualities will always set them apart, and Falcon is not at all sure whether this is a gift…or a curse.

When Falcon returns from Central Park, she persuades her neighbor, Ardene, to keep the egg safe in her own apartment. Falcon’s Great-Great-Aunt Emily joins them and brings in an ornithologist from the museum to wait for the egg to hatch. When it does, the tiny dragon that emerges, that Falcon names “Egg,” becomes both a joy and a difficult problem as Egg grows bigger and bigger, and hotter and hotter. When Egg learns to fly, Falcon finds herself in real trouble. What do you do with a secret dragon in New York City? The search for a solution forces Falcon to face her greatest fear.

In Book 2, “Falcon and the Charles Street Witch,” Falcon embarks upon a quest to find her lost brother and rescue her beloved Egg from people who would lock Egg up or maybe even kill her. In the course of Falcon’s adventures, she learns more about her surprising Great-Great-Aunt Emily and meets a colorful, ancient dragon. Through it all, the magic world both delights and terrifies Falcon, but it also leads her to discover a spark of unexpected courage within her own heart.

FALCON'S DRAGON is a story of mystery and magic, of dragonsbreath and enchanted gardens as Falcon and Egg learn about life, family and the magical world of dragons.


"...a story that dances along the boundaries between fantasy and reality..."
- New York Public Library's Central Children's Room

"A wonderfully beguiling story of a Manhattan sixth grader who finds something unusual in Central Park."
- Kirkus Reviews

"...Gray has succeeded in expertly capturing the wonderment of dragons with the very real confusion of growing up..."
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Artfully braiding together real life and fantasy...imaginative and meaningful..."
- Publishers Weekly

"Gray has created a magical fantasyland of such realism..."
- Booklist

"A compelling rite-of-passage tale..."
- School Library Journal

AWARDS FOR "Falcon’s Egg" (Book 1 of FALCON’S DRAGON):

American Library Association - Notable Children’s Book for 1996

School Library Journal - Best Book of 1995

New York Public Library - “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Publishers Weekly - “Flying Start” (December 18, 1995)

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Recommended (October 1995)


Luli Gray was born in Argentina and grew up in a bilingual family of readers, writers, and talkers. She has lived in South America, Europe, and New York City. Her work has received recognition and high praise from the American Library Association, Publishers Weekly, the New York Public Library, and the School Library Journal, among others. She currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where she says "the possibility of wonder is just around the next corner."


An original song composed and performed by Brock Kristorrson and Jan Gunborg is available on amazon.com at:


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Published July 30, 2011 by Stay Thirsty Press, An Imprint of Stay Thirsty Publishing, A Division of Stay Thirsty Media, Inc..
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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