Dragon on Trial

by Tui T. Sutherland, Kari H. Sutherland
Release date: March 7, 2014
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, young adult

Something is amiss at the top-secret Menagerie in Xanadu, Wyoming.

A nest is empty.

Bloodstained feathers are scattered all around.

The goose who lays the golden eggs has vanished —

and a hungry dragon is all too easy to blame...

Seventh graders Zoe Kahn and Logan Wilde have witnessed their share of strange happenings at the magical Menagerie, and they’re sure that Scratch the dragon is being framed for the murder of the goose. But unless they can prove he is innocent, Scratch will be executed. Worse yet, the Menagerie will be forced to shut down — which Logan and Zoe are starting to fear is exactly what someone wants...

Mythical creatures, mysterious enemies, and more abound in the second book in the Menagerie trilogy. The Menagerie was praised by School Library Journal, which raved, "The characters are likable, unique, and well-developed, the narrative is filled with lively dialogue and humor, and the creatures are delightful." With a nearly realistic setting reminscent of Fablehaven and the charm of Carl Hiaasen, Dragon on Trial is sure to delight readers even as it leaves them desperate to learn more about the mysteries that remain unsolved.

(updated 2014-03-07)

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