Cora's a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys "egg packs" at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head.
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Good story, great listen.
- Amazon Customer
Every child wants a pet dragon
I believe audio is becoming the choice method for people too busy to read a book, but I still love to turn pages and I'm sure kids do too. The producer of this book was very good.
From grandparents who sang "Puff the Magic Dragon" to the parents who grew up with "Pete's Dragon," we each have had a dream at some point of coming face to face with a mild-mannered dragon who would befriend us. Cora and her friends live in a world where dragons are common house pets, and the larger ones have replaced horses at the races. What a delightful world it is, filled with dragons as small as a Mayfly to those the size of a house cat. But there are the rare larger dragons and kids can be involved in a lottery game to see what type of dragon they will get for their precious coins. The problem is that the eggs typically only produce the Mayfly dragons who live a very short life. The laws are meant to eliminate dragons in the wild and support the lavish lifestyles of the wealthy by making them a commodity. I loved the fact that Cora and her friends were able to see the injustices created by the adults and their dedication to protecting those things meant to be wild.
The performance was good, but I felt like it lacked the kind of excitement a young person would feel reading this story. It was a solid performance, but I could only give it four stars because I couldn't feel the excitement in her voice.
I was touched so much by the moment when the bully showed his weak side. Anything more would be a spoiler.
I had purchased the ebook several months ago, but hadn't had a chance to read it yet when the author offered an audible code. The timing was perfect because I was going to have some eye surgery and wouldn't be able to work for a few days. This is my honest review of the audio book.
- Peggy M McAloon