Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell

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While suffering from a surfeit of events and ideas, still a truly terrific read.


Like Gail Carson Levine’s books, Merrie Haskell’s middle-grade fantasy / adventure Handbook for Dragon Slayers mixes magic, mythical creatures, thrilling action, and a wonderful cast of characters.


Political upheaval sends Princess Tilda fleeing from her kingdom in the company of two hopeful dragon slayers. The princess never had any interest in chasing dragons. The pain from her crippled foot was too great, and her dream was to write a book.


But the princess finds herself making friends with magical horses, facing the Wild Hunt, and pointing a sword at the fire-breathing creatures. While doing things she never imagined, Tilda finds qualities in herself she never knew she possessed.


Handbook for Dragon Slayers is a deeply satisfying coming-of-age tale wrapped in a magical adventure story.



About Merrie Haskell

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Merrie Haskell wrote her first story when she was seven, and she walked dogs after school to buy a typewriter. The author of The Princess Curse, Merrie works in a library and lives in Saline, MI. You can visit her online at www.merriehaskell.com.
Published May 28, 2013 by HarperCollins. 341 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Fiction
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on Feb 27 2013

While suffering from a surfeit of events and ideas, still a truly terrific read.

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