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Dragon run

Author: Patrick Matthews
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
A boy goes on the run in this fast-paced fantasy debut. Can a zero become a hero? Testing Day is supposed to be a day of celebration for Al Pilgrommor. Born into a wealthy family, he expects to follow in his successful father's footsteps. Of course, that all depends on the rank number Al received at the testing. The higher the rank he has tattooed onto his neck, the better his life will be. To his surprise and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Fantasy fiction
Children's fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Adventure fiction
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Matthews
ISBN: 9780545450683 0545450683
OCLC Number: 798498947
Awards: Short-listed for Volunteer State Book Awards (Intermediate) 2015
Target Audience: 630L; Decoding: 5 (very hard); Vocabulary: 5 (very hard); Sentences: 5 (very hard); Patterns: 5 (very hard)
Description: 325 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: It is testing day, and twelve-year-old Al has scored a zero --
but as he flees the cullers he begins to realize that being a zero actually means that he is a threat to the vicious dragons who rule his people.
Responsibility: Patrick Matthews.

Abstract:

A boy goes on the run in this fast-paced fantasy debut. Can a zero become a hero? Testing Day is supposed to be a day of celebration for Al Pilgrommor. Born into a wealthy family, he expects to follow in his successful father's footsteps. Of course, that all depends on the rank number Al received at the testing. The higher the rank he has tattooed onto his neck, the better his life will be. To his surprise and horror, Al is revealed to be rank zero, the lowest of the low. He's now not only an outcast - he's also a danger to his entire family. So Al goes on the run, fleeing the brutal Cullers, men who hunt down zeroes...and put them to death. Cast out of his home, cut off from his friends, and armed with only a sword and his wits, Al is reduced to just surviving. As he meets other outcasts, however, he begins to suspect that he is a pawn in a larger game - and that he might have the power to tip the scales in a high-stakes struggle between man and dragon. --

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