Our new class guided reading book is Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. It is a tale about a group of friends, brought together by destiny. Firedrake is a brave young silver dragon, his friend Sorrel, a forest brownie – a two-legged, cat like creature that has the ability to speak- and Ben, a lonely boy. Together they embark on a journey to discover the one place silver dragons can live in peace – the only help they have is a curious map and the whispered memories of an aged dragon.
Cornelia Funke lives in Hamburg, Germany and says she has always wanted to ride a dragon! This has been her most popular story so far, having first published in 1997. In 2020 it was adpated into a feature film.
We have just begun our wonderful, exciting adventure with our new friends, discovering magical lands and mythical creatures along the way!