Sail Away Dragon by Barbara Joosse, illustrated by Randy Cecil


   Sail Away Dragon by Barbara Joosse, illustrated by Randy Cecil, Candlewick Press, 9780763673130, 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Fantasy

What did you like about the book? A young girl dreams of far away adventures while a dragon dreams of making a forevermore friend with a young girl.  Both friends find themselves on an adventure to discover the far-est Far Away.  The rhyming text makes for an engaging read about friendship.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  Some of rhyming text seemed a bit forced and introduced random characters.

To whom would you recommend this book? Readers looking for books about dragons.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries, elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Not necessarily

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Jennifer Brown, Newbury Elementary School, Newbury,MA

Date of review: 12.19.17

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