The Fire Within by Chris D'Lacey
(The Last Dragon Chro)

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Best-selling author, Chris d'Lacey, brings us a magical story about mysterious hand crafted clay dragons who have unusual powers.

When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers a collection of hand crafted, clay dragons that comes to life and has magical powers. David's personalized dragon, Gadzooks, can forecast the future, and inspires him to write a story which reveals the truth behind an unsolved mystery close to home. The story has an unhappy ending, and when David realizes the consequences of it he is angry. Then David finds Gadzooks crying and near death, and he discovers that these special dragons die when they are not loved. Soon David is forced to save his friend and unlock the powers of the fire within.

About Chris D'Lacey

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Chris d'Lacey was born December 16, 1954 in Valetta, Malta and grew up in Leicester and Bolton, England. He received a biology degree from the University of York and later returned to Leicester, working in the Pre-Clinical Sciences department of the University of Leicester. Chris d'Lacey began writing fiction in his early thirties. Fly, Cherokee, Fly, his first children's novel, was published in 1998 and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2002, his book, The Fire Within, won the Rotherham Children's Book Award. He has written over twenty children's books including the best-selling, award-winning The Last Dragon Chronicles. In 2002, the University of Leicester awarded d'Lacey with an honorary doctorate. He currently works for the university while continuing to write.
Published August 1, 2011 by Scholastic Inc.. 354 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Arlington Library

David Rain never thought that moving into a house with a woman named Liz and her daughter named Lucy would turn his life into an adventure.

Feb 22 2012 | Read Full Review of The Fire Within (The Last Dra...

The Trades

Meanwhile, his gift from Elizabeth--a "special dragon" that David has named Gadzooks (Lucy's special dragons are named Gawain and Gwendolyn, and Elizabeth's is named Guinevere)--inspires David in his dreams to write a sort of children's story for Lucy's birthday, a tale of Conker and his fellow s...

May 12 2005 | Read Full Review of The Fire Within (The Last Dra...

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