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The Last Dragonslayer
by Jasper Fforde

Overview - In his witty first novel for young readers, "New York Times"-bestselling author Fforde introduces 15-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away. But when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to JenniferNand Big Magic.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In his witty first novel for young readers, "New York Times"-bestselling author Fforde introduces 15-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away. But when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to JenniferNand Big Magic.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780547738475
  • ISBN-10: 0547738471
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 287
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14

Series: Chronicles of Kazam #1

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-08-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

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. (Oct.)

 
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