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"Handbook for Dragon Slayers" by Merrie Haskell

'Handbook for Dragon Slayers' by Merrie Haskell

★★★★ 13-year-old Tilda is not your fairytale princess. Born with a twisted foot, she knows that people in her kingdom don't respect her and she's bored with being a princess. Her boredom, however, comes to an abrupt end when her evil cousin steals the throne. She is suddenly thrust into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure -- complete with magical horses -- to rid the kingdom of dragons. Unfortunately, she knows nothing about dragons and even less about herself. Will she be able to find the courage that she needs to confront dragons and also rescue her kingdom? This wonderful fantasy will keep you engaged until the end.

Reviewed by Sharyn H.

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