I had the opportunity to review a book, The Dragon King, by Vivian Slade and I want to share my thoughts with you.
The Dragon King is a beautiful story about a young boy, Ethan, who finds himself
being the King of a kingdom after his father dies. Ethan has to adjust to being a young man (pre-teen) in a King’s position, when finally he is faced with the ultimate challenge- protecting his kingdom from a dragon- Ethan finds the inner strength he needs to protect them and put his kingdom before himself.
This is a very inspiring story, that children of many ages can enjoy. I think the book is probably best for elementary aged children or older for independent reading.
For each copy purchased, a book will be donated to other children- schools, hospitals, and libraries. The Kindle version is $2.99, Audio version with music, is $8.99 both are on Amazon.com. You can also purchase the audio book from iTunes.
“Ethan mulled these words over in his head. ‘Face your fear–and it will lose its power over you.’
And he wondered, ‘How would I behave if I wasn’t afraid?'”
—-Excerpt from The Dragon King’s children’s illustrated eBook and audio book (which includes narration and music).
“For me, one of the many rewarding experiences that has come from making The Dragon King has been the opportunity to co-create with my family and members of an amazing community in Decatur, Georgia (part of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area). My older daughter, Johanna, is the illustrator. My younger daughter, Sophia, plus Johanna and my husband, Todd Burr are among the voices of the townspeople. The children’s choir in the musical numbers, “Lend Your Ear” and “He’s Green”, include Sophia and many of her classmates from The Waldorf School of Atlanta.”