“All was still in the valley of the dragons. Mist had drifted in from the sea nearby and was clinging to the mountains….” And so begins a beautifully written, sweet and thrilling novel, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.
I truly enjoyed every word of this story last year when I read it to the second graders at the Cincinnati Waldorf School. A big groan went up every time I had to say, “that’s all we can read for today.”
But before you think this is just for a younger audience, know that my eleven year old couldn’t drag herself away from it for days except to look up occasionally and say, “Mom, this is so beautifully written.”
I love to buy my books at The Blue Manatee or at Joseph-Beth Bookstore here in Cincinnati. Do you have a good Independent bookstore you like? And, obviously, I’m a mega-watt fan of the Cincinnati Public Library. Otherwise, a little box from amazon.com isn’t the worst thing in the world, is it?