Tag Archives: Adventure

Dragon Rider

by Cornelia Funke

Conditional Recommendation: A dragon, a brownie, and a boy set off on a quest to find the Rim of Heaven, a safe place for dragons to live, before humans invade their home or an ancient villain catches them.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: It was a standalone until 2018 when Funke published the companion novel, Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather
Pages: 523
Published: 2005 (English), 1997 (German)

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

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The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

Unconditional Recommendation: A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Stand Alone
Hardcover: 90 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Award: Newbery Medal

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The Two Princesses of Bamarre

by Gail Carson Levine

Unconditional Recommendation: A timid young princess finds her courage when she faces fantastical creatures on her quest to find the knowledge to save her beloved sister.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 241
Published: 2001
Genre: Fantasy, Fairytale

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