Book Review: The Dragon’s Child

The Dragon's Child
The Dragon’s Child by Jenny Nimmo

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a sweet little story about a dragon child who can’t learn to fly and gets left behind when all the other dragons migrate to other lands. Poor little dragon child has a hard time because his wings are too small, and everyone is exasperated with him and losing their patience waiting for him to fly.
He befriends a bird, who tries to teach him flying lessons, and an orphan girl, who brings him a lot of comfort in friendship.

I expected more from this little book, since I have enjoyed many of the author’s other books. I felt like there could have been a lot more to the story, and was disappointed that it was so short. Of course, since it is short, it makes for good reading aloud to children, or for young readers who are just starting little chapter books on their own.

The story has some depth to it that is not properly explored though. The ending is rushed, and some aspects of the story are not really explained or explored.
A great little story that children would enjoy very much, but as an adult, I wanted more.

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