The Dragonling is the first book in an exciting fantasy adventure series from Simon & Schuster - for kids in
grades 2 through 5!
Written by Jackie French Koller
Illustrated by Judith Mitchell
The Dragonling (ISBN 0-671-86790-3)
Darek can’t wait for his first Dragon Quest. Then he can be just like his older brother, Clep, the hero who brought
down a Great Blue, the largest and fiercest dragon of all. Darek goes to admire the kill - and finds a dragonling
peeking out of the giant dragon’s pouch. Scared but curious, he feeds the hungry baby and makes an unlikely
friend. But to save the helpless dragonling he must now venture into the fearsome Valley of the Dragons!
A Dragon in the Family (ISBN 0-671-89786-1)
Ever since Darek saved Zantor the dragonling, they’ve been inseparable. Darek is the only family Zantor has ever
known. But now Darek is bringing Zantor home from the Valley of the Dragons. The villagers are up in arms! Darek
and his brother Clep are called traitors. Their best friends are turning against them. Even Darek’s father has been
threatened for allowing the dragon in the village. How can Darek prove that dragons are good when the village has
turned against them all?
Dragon Quest (ISBN 0-671-00193-0)
Now that the villagers have finally accepted Darek's dragonling, Zantor, they've all fallen in love with him. Especially
Rowena, the spoiled daughter of the Chief Elder - so much that she wants a dragon of her very own. But Darek
can't give him up, so the Chief Elder orders Darek's father to capture another dragonling, even though such a
Dragon Quest could mean death for dragons and villagers alike. Darek can't let that happen. But how can he stop
it... unless he joins the Dragon Quest.
Dragons of Krad (ISBN 0-671-00194-9)
When Darek's beloved dragonling, Zantor, and his best friend, Pola, disappear into the mists of Krad, they are
given up for dead. But Darek knows Zantor and Pola are alive. He can hear the dragonling's cries for help, deep
inside his own head. And much to his surprise, Rowena - the cause of all the trouble - hears them, too. Together
they sneak into Krad to rescue their friends. But soon they find that Krad is even more dangerous than they'd
feared. So dangerous that it may be impossible to save anyone, even themselves...
Dragon Trouble (ISBN 0-671-01399-8)
Darek and his friends Rowena and Pola - plus three dragonlings - have returned from Krad alive! Darek's
mother is overjoyed, thinking the three have been rescued by their fathers, who followed the children across
the Black Mountains of Krad. She's wrong, though. Darek and his friends escaped on their own - they think.
The strange thing is, they don't remember anything about first. With the help of Zantor, Darek soon
regains some of his memory - enough to know his father is in terrible danger. Darek has to rescue him, even
though it means going back to Krad....and risking his own life all over again.
Dragons and Kings (ISBN 0-671-01400)
Darek and his friends Rowena and Pola, and their fathers have all returned from the Mountains of Krad,
miraculously alive! But to their dismay, they soon discover that their village is now ruled by Zarnak, a
power-hungry tyrant who quickly imprisons the fathers. Even worse, he blackmails Darek and his friends into
leading an invasion of Krad! Zarnak may be getting more "help" than he bargained for, though. The funny little
Zynots and Azzon, onetime king of Krad, emerge from the mists to join Darek, his friends, and their dragons.
Soon all are engaged in a fantastic struggle that will change their entire world....forever!
NOTE: Zantor, the dragon, has his own web page with lots more great activites for kids!
To visit Zantor's page,
Click Here. To come back here again later, go to the Links page
at Zantor's site and click on the Teacher Resource Center Link.