The Dragon of Lonely Island by Rebecca Rupp

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Hannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily are spending the summer at their great-aunt Mehitabel's house on faraway Lonely Island. There, in a cave hidden high above the ocean, they discover a fabulous creature: a glittering three-headed golden dragon with a kind heart, an unpredictable temper, and a memory that spans 20,000 years. Transported by the magic of the dragon's stories, the children meet Mei-lan, a young girl in ancient China; nineteenth-century cabin boy Jamie Pritchett; and, in more recent times, Hitty and her brother, Will, who survive a frightening plane crash on a desert island. In this fluidly written novel, Rebecca Rupp explores what three children from the present learn from the past - and from an unlikely but wise and generous friend.

About Rebecca Rupp

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Rebecca Rupp is the beloved author of more than a dozen books for young readers, among them The Dragon of Lonely Island, Sarah Simpson's Rules for Living, and Octavia Boone's Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything. She and her family live in Swanton, Vermont.
Published May 22, 2012 by Candlewick. 177 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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For her fiction debut, Rupp (Good Stuff--Learning Tools For All Ages, 1993, not reviewed) decks a light, low-tension fantasy with an amazing quantity of tried-and-true adventure story trappings.

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and meek Sarah Emily finds gumption after discovering that the once timid Hitty, who learns self-reliance after she, her brother and their father crash-land during an attempt to fly around the world, is in fact Mehitabel.

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