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****The Hunting of the Last Dragon

by Sherryl Jordan

Reviewed September 18, 2002
A Sonderbooks' Best Book of 2002 (#7, Young Adult and Children's Fantasy and Science Fiction)
HarperCollins Publishers, 2002.  186 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF JOR).

The Hunting of the Last Dragon, is an excellent and uplifting story.  I like the style.  Self-deprecating Jude of Doran is relating to a monk scribe how he set off to fight the last dragon, accompanied only by Jing-Wei, a Chinese girl with crippled feet, who had been a freak in a fair.

His family was destroyed by the dragon while he was visiting the fair, and circumstances pulled him into a quest that he was sure was doomed to failure.  This book makes fun reading.  Even though we know from the start that they’re going to fight the dragon, their methods are completely unexpected.

I think that this book would appeal to a wide age range. The danger and the dragon will attract young readers, and I certainly enjoyed it, even as an adult.

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