The Ice Dragon

The Ice Dragon

Book - 2006
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The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.
Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child--and the ice dragon who loved her--could save her world from utter destruction.
The Ice Dragon marks the highly anticipated children's book debut of George R.R. Martin, the award-winning author of the New York Times best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire and is set in the same world. Illustrated with lush, exquisitely detailed pencil drawings by acclaimed artist Yvonne Gilbert, The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.
Publisher: Starscape,� 2006
ISBN: 9780765316318
Branch Call Number: JF MART


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Aug 30, 2017

this book has a number of deaths and violence involved so age suitability has to be re-evaluated.

jingyichen May 07, 2016

this is a book for people who don't expect every book to be a fairytale. (a lot of people die in this story. either getting burned to death or getting frozen.)


CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

George R.R. Martin's only children's book owes much to the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and other early children's writers who tackled dark thematic material in their fantasy worlds, even down to its more antiquated writing style. The Ice Dragon almost reads like a fable that has been passed down through generations.

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May 28, 2015

My 10 year old liked this book a lot and he's not big into reading. The only downfall is that this is the only child's book I could find of this author.

Jan 18, 2015

My son in grade 4 just read this aloud to me and we really enjoyed it. A slim, fast-paced book with absolutely stunning illustrations by Luis Royo. Book does contain some very vivid battle imagery including deaths.

SPL_Childrens Jan 05, 2015

From the beginning, Adara was not like other children. She was a “winter child”, and she was not afraid of the ice dragon that inspired so much dread in everyone else when it flew overhead. This unique story of a wonderful friendship and a dangerous quest was written by George R. R. Martin, author of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.

Dec 12, 2011

Great sci-fi for kids...for kids that don't expect everything to be a fairytale.

Peter Bomberg
May 11, 2010

Great children's book, good character development and a nice story. Easy read

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SPL_Childrens Jan 05, 2015

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12


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