The King Of Dragons by Carol Fenner

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Eleven-year-old Ian and his Vietnam veteran father have been homeless for years, but now his father has found a perfect place for them—an abandoned city courthouse with heat, plenty of bathrooms, and lots of exits and entrances.

Then, two things happen that threaten Ian’s fragile security: his father disappears, leaving Ian to fend for himself with the survival skills he’s learned through the years, and Ian discovers that a local museum is mounting an exhibition of kites in the courthouse.Suddenly, Ian’s safe hideaway is filled with people—and with extraordinary, beautiful kites that spark Ian’s imagination and draw him out of his shadow existence. Will the kites be Ian’s downfall…or his salvation?

About Carol Fenner

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READER BIO: Alan Ruck's film appearances include "Twister, Speed, and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off as well as the Broadway production of "Biloxi Blues. Ruck is also a series regular on the ABC television program "Spin City.
Published January 1, 2002 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 234 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Homeless for years, Ian, 11, and his father, a Vietnam veteran, have been grateful for the meager comforts at the city’s abandoned Hall of Justice;

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This novel's subject matter--a boy living alone inside a vacant courthouse--is enticing enough to draw a large audience, but it is Fenner's (Randall's Wall; Yolonda's Genius) convincing portrayal of a

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Readers may find the supporting cast less convincing than the protagonist (e.g., the relationship between Lady Leader and her daughter, with whom Ian forms a close friendship, is inconsistent), but the author's meticulous descriptions of the hero's survival techniques provide insight into his hid...

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