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The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1
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IL: MG+ - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 9
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In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians—but it's hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world's last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.

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Street Date:
10/2/2012
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780547935423
ASIN:
B00819G3TO
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 5.8, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
850
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Jasper Fforde. (2012). The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1. HarperCollins.

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Jasper Fforde. 2012. The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1. HarperCollins.

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Jasper Fforde, The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1. HarperCollins, 2012.

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Jasper Fforde. The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1. HarperCollins, 2012.

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        Adult author Fforde's foray into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness. Since the Great Zambini disappeared six months earlier, the job of running Kazam Mystical Arts Management has fallen to Jennifer Strange, a foundling two weeks shy of 16, but sensible beyond her years. Kazam is part boardinghouse, part employment agency for wizards and magicians whose talents are on the decline—a high maintenance bunch. Jennifer has just begun her mentorship of another foundling, Horton "Tiger" Prawns, when she learns she is the Last Dragonslayer (capitalized to differentiate from merely the previous dragonslayer) and that the last dragon on Earth, Maltcassion, is prophesied to die at her hand on Sunday noon. Comedic chaos ensues—the news of Maltcassion's imminent death paves the way for a major land grab. There's a lot of setup for later books in Fforde's Chronicles of Kazam, but it's so inventive and charming that readers will happily stick with it (though the tragic death of a major character will hit some of them hard) and be impatient for the next episode. Ages 12–up.

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        Gr 4-7-Orphaned Jennifer Strange, 15, is the manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management, an organization that promotes the use of magic by its resident sorcerers, a quirky bunch at best. Within the course of one week, Jennifer becomes famous when she is named the Last Dragonslayer, and her already unusual life becomes one of danger, deceit, and dragons. She is called upon to kill the last dragon in the land and war threatens to break out as countries surrounding the Dragonlands vie for control of its vast and rich lands. Jennifer doesn't want to kill the dragon, but her duty and destiny are clear. Or are they? Mixing modern sensibilities, magic, and mayhem, Fforde has written an entertaining story that will appeal to lovers of magic and magical beings. Humor abounds, but so does heart, as readers are introduced to a heroine who is practical, smart, and true. More wacky adventures are promised in the next book in the series.Kathy Kirchoefer, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System, New Carrollton, MD

        Copyright 2012 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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