New York : Greenwillow Books, c2007.
IL 3-6, RL 3.3
am Damien Damerson,” the man said, bending forward slightly in what seemed
a courtly little bow, even from his seat on a low stool. A pendant
around his neck, what looked like a narrow arc of white ivory on a golden
chain, swung loose, and he tucked it back inside his shirt. “Knight
of the Order of Defenders.” “Defenders?” Da asked skeptically. “Defenders
against what?” Damien lifted one eyebrow. “Against dragons, of course.”
In Mella’s world, dragons are commonplace—but who would need defending against them? They are small, domesticated reptiles raised to produce eggs. Of course, there are the old tales that describe the dangerous, fire-breathing monsters of old, but no one really believes they existed---or did they? After stumbling across a large egg-shaped object, and the enormous winged reptile that lies dying to protect it, Mella is forced to reconsider her beliefs, and makes a promise that will propel her into adventures and dangers she never dreamed of. Join Mella in her quest to return the Dragon’s Egg to its rightful place in the kingdom. (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2008-2009)
Eggs -- Fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.