Reader Reviews

I've gotten so many wonderful letters from readers over the years, I
thought it would be nice to share a few here, with permission from the
readers, of course! You can read a lot more comments from readers just
be visiting any the online bookstores on the web.
1.I read The Dragonling and I'm starting on A Dragon in the Family. I liked the book a lot. I read a lot of it when I was sick.
It helped. I am in second grade and I want to give a report to my class on the book. I will tell them I e-mailed you. --
grade 2, McAlester, Oklahoma
2.Hi! My name is Lauren. My teacher read all of the The Dragonling books. We enjoyed them so much we could not
believe we finshed them. We are hoping there will be more. Bye!--
Lauren, grade 3, Sparta, New Jersey
3."I like these books and I want all of these because I want a whole collection of them.  I even want extras because I
liked the stories so much.  I like it that I can write to you about the books."
Michael, age 5, Herndon, VA
4.Dragons are my favorite animal.  I was really excited to find A Dragon in the Family on the Accelerated Reader list my
first grade teacher gave me.  After reading that book, I got help from my mom to put the other books on hold at the library.  
Since our library didn't have them, we had to use the Inter-Library Loan system and the rest of the books came from other
cities in our state.  I couldn't wait to get each book.  It was like Christmas when they came.  I REALLY enjoyed your Zantor
books, and I am SO interested in what is going to happen with Zantor next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I would REALLY like you to write more
books about Zantor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John, grade 1, Charlotte, N.C.
5.I really enjoy your books. I only have two more to collect and I will your whole set of Dragonling books. They are my
favourite books. I read the Dragonling first, and it was my teacher's book. It took me the day to read the first one in my free
time at school. I liked it so much that I wanted to read the whole series.      Now I can read a Dragonling book in less than an
hour. I am looking forward to reading A Dragon in the Family and then Dragon Quest when I can find them in the
bookstore.      I like Zantor the dragonling and Darek the best because they saved three of the dragons from Krad with some
of their friends help.      My favourite one is Dragons of Krad because he saves the dragons in it.      If I could be a character
in the book it would be as one of Zantorès friends. Thanks for putting the books our for me to read.
Spencer, age 7, Nova
Scotia, Canada
6. The Dragonling was a great book.  I loved the part when Darek got to keep Zantor.      It was very exciting, and it had
taken me only three days to finish it!  I really want to be an author when I grow up. I can't wait to read the rest of the Zantor
books!  Bye! --
Audrey, grade 1, Cincinnati, Ohio
7. The Dragonling is about a boy named Darek and a dragonling named Zantor. Darek's people thought the dragons
were their enemies but Darek found out that they were gentle. They only fought to protect their babies. I learned that people
can make friends with their enemies. I liked the part when Zantor thought Darek had a pouch and put his head under
Darek's shirt. I think that anybody who likes adventures will like this book. --
Dean,age 8,Smithers,BC,Canada
8. If you like magical things and like to read than you'll love the Dragonling books! This is a series about a boy named
Darek and when he finds a baby dragon he doesn't know what to do with it. Then he decides to keep it but for many years
now their village kills dragons to be a man. They would mostly kill Great Blue Dragons.  But when Darek finds out that the
baby dragon is a Great Blue, Darek struggles to keep it a secret.  In the books,they go on many adventures like the
Mountains of Krad, and when Darek and his friends go on a real dragon quest.  This book is intented for readers, grade 2
through 4.   I recommend this book for everyone.. --
Nelly, Sparta ,NJ
9. Hi, my name is Ryland. I really liked the Dragonling books. If you really like adventures and mysteries, you will
probably like these books. That's pretty much all I've been ready lately. My favorite character is Zantor. He can send mind
messages and he is really strong and smart.  I have read all  the
Dragonling books, but now I'm bored. We looked all over
for some more   but figured out that you hadn't written any more. I hope you write the next  book soon! --
Ryland, Grade 2,
Nashville, TN
10. Hi my name is Nicki and I really like dragons so I picked this book up and started to read. I couldn't stop reading. I
finished all of the books in one day.  Zantor is a way cool dragon. I hope to see more dragon books written by Jackie French
Nicki, age 11, 5 grade
I read The Falcon, and it was so good that I finished it in one day.  It is  very well written, and kept me turning pages. The
Falcon is written as a  journal and describes what is going on in Luke's mind very well. This book is  definitely on my list of
top ten.
---Henry, age 12, Crozet, VA.
This book was about a kid named Alec who has a bratty little brother named Stevie. Then one day he wished his brother
would have never been born. You will enjoy this book. I read this book for a 5th Grade assignment. I feel I am going to get an
A on this report because it was such a great book.
---Kevin, 5th Grade, Upland California
I read the book The Primrose Way and I liked it a lot. It seemed very real and the characters were very easy to like. I would
recommend it to pretty much anyone - especially girls in junior high or high school. It rocks the house!
Aarti, 10th grade,
For many years I have taught American History to 8th graders.When I discoverd this book it was a dream come true. All
students, boys and girls, became engaged in the story. What a wonderful way to expose them to the reailty of our history
and the way that the Native Americans were treated, some more realistic views of our friends the Puritans, and the legends
of the Eastern Tribes. I realize that many young girls reading this would find it a delightful love story, but beneath the surface
is a story of much more. If you are a student considering reading this work, I challenge you to find the fiction and the history.
If you want a powerful reasearch topic that will stretch your mind and open your eyes this is a book for you. Thanks Jackie
for taking students and teachers through your wonderful journey.
M. Kotz- National Board Certified Teacher
11. Dragonling is one of my favorite books and I simply cannot stop reading it. Even though I don't have the first one
the second one really makes up for that. After reading the second
Dragonling I decided to write one like it. It's called Eternal
Dragon and I'll keep you posted on the progress. Bye!
--Chris, Henderson, NV
12. Hi! I am soon turning 13 and I just love the DRAGONLING series! Even though they are a little bit under my age
group, I still enjoy reading them every now and then. If only they weren't so short - hehe. I think this is a great book and I
would recommend it to everyone.  
--Nicole, age 12, Manassas, VA