Brilliant storyteller McKinley provides pure magic in this wonderful story told from young Jake's first-person viewpoint. Through his introspective, compassionate narrative, McKinley tells a coming-of-age story filled with parental love that crosses species. The result is utterly spellbinding!
Acting on instinct, Jake defies the strict law prohibiting giving assistance to a dragon and takes the baby. Raising "Lois" is filled with trial and error and the desperate need to keep her a secret. Will the bonding of this unlikely pair lead to disaster? (PUTNAM JUVENILE, Sep., 352 pp., $17.99)