Diego is under Maldred's dark spell!
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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
In the eleventh book in this fantasy series, the wizard Maldred is back! And Diego is under his dark spell! Drake learns that Maldred wants to control the Naga -- an enormous dragon that lives deep within the Earth. Two keys are needed to control the Naga. The first key is guarded by a Silver Dragon named Argent. Drake, Bo, and Carlos must find Argent and stop Diego before it's too late. But will Argent's powerful Dragon Master Jean get in their way? The action is nonstop in this exciting, heavily illustrated early chapter book series!
About the Author
Tracey West has written more than 300 books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series, the Pixie Tricks series, and the Hiro's Quest series. She has also appeared on the New York Times bestseller list as author of the Pokémon chapter book adaptations. Tracey lives with her family in New York State's western Catskills. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @TraceyWestBooks and on Facebook at @AuthorTraceyWest.
Nina de Polonia has loved drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. She enjoys illustrating stories and characters that are playful and quirky. Aside from illustrating children's books, she's also a crocheter, a calligrapher, a gardener, and a full-time mom. Nina lives in the Philippines.
A New York Times bestselling series!
Praise for Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1):
"In this first of the Dragon Masters series, vocabularly is accessible; sentences, paragraphs, and chapters are short; and dialogue moves the story along rapidly. Black-and-white sketch-type drawings add depth to the story and feelings to the characters (both children and dragons). Emergent readers will find happy success here." -- Booklist
"The first of a new series of early chapter books, this entry is sure to attract fans. Brief chapters, large print, lots of action, attractive illustrations in every spread including a maplike panorama, an enviable protagonist -- who wouldn't want to be a Dragon Master? -- all combine to make an entertaining read. With plenty left to be resolved, the next entry will be eagerly sought after." - Kirkus Reviews
"Each page features wonderfully detailed pencil illustrations which help to support the text." -- Library Media Connection
Praise for BRANCHES books:
"These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -- School Library Journal
"A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist