Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst (Prebound))

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.4103371
A boy learns of his dragon past; a girl has known of hers for years. They combine their faith, courage, and love to overcome an evil slayer who seeks to bring an end to dragon heritage, forever. The kids at school call Billy "Dragon Breath" for good reason. His breath is bad! It isn't the normal, morning-mouth bad; it's the hot-as-fire, "don't-you-dare-get-near-me" bad. And hearing "Dragon Breath" ringing in his ears, he constantly tries to cool his oral volcano. Trouble erupts when his hot breath sets off the fire sprinklers in the boys' restroom at school, and his parents learn that they've kept their secret for too long. Billy finally discovers the secret. His father was once a dragon! Now that's a piece of news a guy doesn't deal with every day! Billy feels betrayed, alien, lost. When his father reverts to his dragon form, and they're both chased by dragon slayers, he learns to trust his father again, battling the slayers with weapons of steel and spirit. Bonnie, an orphan, tries to find a home, someone to love her, even though she feels like a freak because of a body feature that she calls a deformity, her dragon wings, inherited from her now dead dragon mother. She discovers that her love for others and her faith in a Creator hold the answers she is looking for. Raising Dragons is a contemporary fantasy novel that inspires young people to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths and use them to overcome any obstacle.
Published on June 1, 2004 by San Val
ISBN-10: 1417818344
ISBN-13: 9781417818341
3 Book Reviews
  • naluveko-160078626458
    I think this book is awesome! It is not just a kid named Billy fighting dragons. He has a life!
    • nac
      nacalmost 2 years55 stars
      Billy and Bonnie may look like normal kids, but these kids happen to be related to an ancient race of dragons that lived in the days of king Arthur his knights. Now these two dragon descendants have to face an evil dragon slayer who is out to terminate the entire race of dragons. Will Billy and Bonnie be able to accept their dragon heritage and triumph? Or will the dragon slayer kill them all? This book was really cool. It was cool how the two kids carried dragon-like traits, and it was also very funny and enjoyable to see them pull together.
      • nac
        nacover 2 years55 stars
        Billy Bannister meets a mysteriously sweet girl named Bonnie, and no one knows why she wears an enormous backpack everywhere, all the time, until she reveals a pair of massive dragon wings, along with a frightening revelation- Billy's a half- blood dragon like her, and can do amazing things. But time is running out for them as billy's father is killed, and they get separated. Will Billy be ably to accept his dragon heritage and save his friends?