In this compelling novel of parallel happenings in two different worlds, Ellie must behave like the girl Argent would, in the other world, if she is to find her missing brother. Argent, in her own search for the missing baby dragon, gets help from the mysterious outsider Lukos. Must Ellie do the same in her world?
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Ann Coburn is a noted author of many previous children's titles, including the Borderlands quartet. She lives in the north-east of England.From School Library Journal:
Grade 6–8—This book tells the story of Ellie and the trauma her family faces when her brother, Danny, disappears on his 11th birthday, and that of Argent, who is desperate to save a stolen dragon hatchling. At first the separate sections are a little distracting as readers try to relate the two disparate tales, but the adventure becomes more engaging and intriguing as the book goes on. Coburn leaves the question hanging as to whether Ellie and Argent are analogues in parallel universes or simply the product of the imprisoned Danny's drug-induced hallucinations. The realistic views of Ellie and her family are definitely the strongest element of the story. While Glint is good, Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy (Knopf) and Beth Goobie's Flux (2004) and Fixed (2005, both Orca) make the transition between worlds a little more seamless and cohesive. Buy this one only where fantasy novels are in heavy demand.—Saleena L. Davidson, South Brunswick Public Library, Monmouth Junction, NJ
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