by: Emily Rodda
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Age Recommendation: 10-12 yrs
Rating: Loved It!
Review: Rowan is extremely afraid of the dragon that lives on the mountain, but he must join six others to hike the mountain. Their mission is to find out why there hasn’t been water flowing down it for so long. Rowan was given a map and poems help them on their quest. On the way, all but Rowan fall behind and he alone returns home. It’s now up to Rowan to defeat the dragon.

I loved this book because the characters are well described. I like that Rowan is an unexpected hero in the story. He is skinny and shy and even has the nickname “Skinny Rabbit”. I also like that the riddle for the quest is a clever poem.

Reviewed by: Gavin age 12