The Last Dragonslayer (Hardcover)

Author: Fforde, Jasper

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In his witty first novel for young readers, "New York Times"-bestselling author Fforde introduces 15-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away. But when visions of the death of the world''s last dragon begin, all signs point to JenniferNand Big Magic.


Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780547738475
SKU 227793156
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0547738471
Release Date 10/2/2012
"Adult author Fforde's foray into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness....[I]t's so inventive and charming that readers will happily stick with it (though the tragic death of a major character will hit some of them hard) and be impatient for the next episode."
"Fforde's talent for world-building, his skewed sense of humor and his searing satire come through full force."
"Humor abounds, but so does heart, as readers are introduced to a heroine who is practical, smart, and true."
"[A] smashing success....Lovable, wise Jennifer heads a well-drawn cast of characters who range from true to life to utterly ridiculous to impossibly charming."
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Editors Note From the author of the Thursday Next mysteries comes this off-beat fantasy, the first in a new series for young readers. In the good old days, magic was powerful and unregulated by government, and sorcerers were highly respected. Then the magic started to fade away. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, a magic employment agency. Work is hard to come by, and unexciting: These days, sorcerers find work unblocking drains, and even magic carpets have been reduced to pizza delivery. So it's a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the last dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer. Something is coming. Something known as?Big Magic.
Annotation English author Jasper Fforde, a bestselling author of adult books (THE EYRE AFFAIR), brings his satirical eye and penchant for humor into the YA world with his story of 15-year-old orphan and wizard's apprentice Jennifer Strange. In the Kingdom of Hereford, magicians are having a rough time--their skills diminishing, their spells fading, their leader in limbo. Jennifer, as manager and headhunter for the aging, unruly and sidelined magicians, finds them jobs delivering pizza by magic carpet and sundry other unglamorous work. Life quickly turns more serious, however, when a prophesy brings unwanted fame to Jennifer: she is to be the Last Dragonslayer. She finds herself at the center of a war for land and power, on a mission to kill a dragon that she doesn't want to kill. THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER is the first book in the series Chronicles of Kazam.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0287
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
Series Part 01

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