Handbook for Dragon Slayers

Winner: Schneider Family Book Award 2014 (Middle Grades), the DetCon1 Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction (The Reading Robot)

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From HarperCollins Children’s Books
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Paperback: May 27, 2014
ISBN: 978-0062008183
Hardback: May 28, 2013
ISBN: 978-0062008169

Tilda has never given much thought to dragons, attending instead to her endless duties and wishing herself free of a princess’s responsibilities.

When a greedy cousin steals Tilda’s lands, the young princess goes on the run with two would-be dragon slayers. Before long she is facing down the Wild Hunt, befriending magical horses, and battling flame-spouting dragons. On the adventure of a lifetime, and caught between dreams of freedom and the people who need her, Tilda learns more about dragons—and herself—than she ever imagined.

Read the first five chapters at HarperCollins.com

Extras: Wyrm-Tongue Glossary, Key to Historical and Mythological Personages, Easter Eggs, all COMING SOON

A delightful middle-grade fantasy… Haskell’s sophomore outing is another clever, witty and empowering tale, fluently melding historical fact and legendary material. Tilda is a splendid heroine: Wry, intelligent, sensitive and stronger than she thinks, she conceals her pain behind icy stoicism and discounts her courage and compassion as foolishness… a truly terrific read.

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