A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans

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Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter. Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet--a ridiculous notion! Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie's sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake's combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before it's too late. This refreshing debut collaboration by Laurence Yep, a two-time Newbery Honor winner and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner, and Joanne Ryder features illustrations by Mary GrandPré.      Praise for A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans *"Warm humor, magical mishaps, and the main characters' budding mutual respect and affection combine to give this opener for a planned series a special shine." - Booklist , Starred   "Aternately comical, suspenseful and sometimes sweetly emotional." - Kirkus Reviews   "With a black-and-white spot illustration opening most chapters, an engaging narrator, and a consistently fluid writing style, this title makes a fine dragon choice for readers." - School Library Journal   "In this series launch, Yep and Ryder conjure up a world where dragons and humans interact, and the results are heartwarming and quite funny." - Publishers Weekly   "A clever and amusing novel that imagines a magical world that nestles right up against our own and sometimes crosses over." - The Bulleting of the Center for Children's Books   Praise for A Dragon's Guide to Making Your Human Smarter "Yep and Ryder keep the magic coming with their whimsical fantasy, enhanced by Grandpré's sweet drawings. The story positively vibrates with fun." -- Kirkus Reviews " Lighthearted episodes of unusual school lessons and field trips, illustrated by GrandPré's winsome spot art, are grounded by Miss Drake's more serious encounters with the goons...a gratifying development as this buoyant, fantastical series continues."-- The Horn Book Review From the Hardcover edition.
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Grouping Titledragon s guide to the care and feeding of humans
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authorYep, Laurence, 1948-
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display_descriptionCrusty dragon Miss Drake's new pet human, precocious ten-year-old Winnie, not only thinks Miss Drake is her pet, she accidentally brings to life her "sketchlings" of mysterious and fantastic creatures hidden in San Francisco, causing mayhem among its residents.
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subject_facetAnimals, Mythical -- Juvenile fiction
Artists -- Fiction
Artists -- Juvenile fiction
Children's audiobooks
Dragons -- Fiction
Dragons -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Imaginary creatures -- Fiction
Magic -- Fiction
title_displayA dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans
title_fullA dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans / Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré
A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans [sound recording] / Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder
title_shortA dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans
topic_facetAnimals, Mythical
Imaginary creatures