I’ve been having a lot of fun reading all kinds of books. I’ve shared some with James and Madeline. (I know they’re not reading in this picture, but I thought you might like to see them.) I’ve shared other books some with my daughters and lots with other teachers too. Here are a couple I think you’ll like.
Did you know there is magic in New York city? The real dragon, unicorn, fairy type of magic? When you read Dragons in a Bag and its sequel, The Dragon Thief by Zetta Elliot you’ll discover more. After a freak accident, Jaxon finds himself without a dad or an apartment. He’s forced to stay with a cranky old woman named Ma. It doesn’t take Jaxon long to learn that she is a witch who has one last mission before she retires. Jaxon decides to help. This mission will bring stability to both the real and magical realms. Jaxon finds every turn of this adventure to be extraordinary, exciting and overwhelming, but still successful – until his best friend’s sister turns out to be a thief. Kavita disrupts the mission and leaves everything in chaos. Jaxon alone has to solve the problem and restore balance to the worlds, but how? Read the books to find out.
I like the story – it’s a fun adventure set in the city. That’s not the usual setting for a story with dragons and fairies. On top of that, the main characters are of African-American and Indian descent. I like that too and appreciated the cultural and historical information that was woven throughout both stories. Best of all, this mission may be done, I have a feeling the Jaxon, Vikram, Kavita, and Kenny will be back. The world needs more of them!