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Dragon of the Lost Sea [Hardcover]

Laurence Yep
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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June 1988
Shimmer, a renegade dragon princess, tries to redeem herself by capturing a witch with the help of a human boy.
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Yep's sweeping fantasy tells of Shimmer, an exiled dragon princess, who must team up with a boy to try to restore her dragon clan's lost home. Ages 10-14.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of nearly sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate. He is also the author of the Tiger's Apprentice series, The Case of the Firecrackers, Sweetwater, When the Circus Came to Town, a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC), and The Rainbow People, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book.

Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, the writer Joanne Ryder.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading Feb. 24 2004
Dragon of the Lost Sea is, ultimately, nothing more than a quest adventure, but it is elevated by its surprisingly lovely, elegant writing, and distinguished by a Chinese flavour.
If you enjoyed this, but would like something more grownup/meatier/cleverer/funnier, definitely check out Barry Hughart's "Bridge of Birds" for a more rollicking adventure in a never-never China, an absolutely terrific book.
Note: 3 stars, for me, is a pretty good review, 4 is for extremely distinguished works, and 5 only for those I consider classics. Most of what is published is, unfortunately, a 2 or less.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book Dec 30 2003
By Becca
Dragon of the Lost Sea is an excellent fantasy book. It's not too in-depth, but it's still very good. It's told from the dragon's point of view, which would seem odd, but somehow Yep has made it not childish at all. There are some dry parts, but most of this book is very interesting and I would recommend it to anyone 12 or older, because everyone will like it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a very good book June 10 2003
By A Customer
Format:School & Library Binding
I thought this book was exciting. My favorite part was when the characters were in the caves. I was disappointed in the ending because it left me "hanging".
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Dragons Adventure Oct. 17 2002
I read this book a few months ago and I thought it was cute.It was easy reading and I didnt have to take a long time reading it. It is a good adventure story and I liked it. This book was filled with adventure. I also liked the foarming relationship between Shimmer(dragon) and Thorn(human). I thought this book was very entertaining and good to pass by time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an awesome book March 28 2002
By A Customer
I think this is an awesome book.It is one of the best book i have ever read .My favorite part is the last part when the dragon takes the boy flying
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5.0 out of 5 stars the beginning of a blowout series... May 26 2001
Dragon of the Lost Sea is perhaps one of the best Fantasy books I have ever read.Other reviews say that a pearl called the Mist Stone holds Princess Shimmer's sea (The Inland Sea). No no no and no. The evil witch Civet wears a bright blue pebble around her neck containing the Lost Sea (Inland Sea). a dragon princess named Shimmer is trying to kill the witch with help from her human companion Thorn. The travel mountains, dried seas, and human villages to recover the Lost Sea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The clash of fantasy May 11 2001
By A Customer
This was a great book. Not one of the best I have read but a good book all together. It is about a Dragon who has had praticlly her whole life taken from her. A demon named Civet has trapped her home in a jewel and now shimmer wants it back. On her journey she meets a boy who is just like her, an outcast left alone by his parents. They end up bonding and Thorn joins her on her quest. Civet has made friends with a powerful wizard. The wizard chases Shimmer through most of the book. At the end of the book, Shimmer defeats Civet, regains the jewel, and her world and life comes back to her. I would suggest this to any fantasy fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest books May 11 2001
By A Customer
This book was my most favorite book I've read.It was very interesting and exciting exspecially when I found out the old lady was a dragon. I would recommend this to people who really like and understand Ancient tales.
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