Time is running out for the Dragon Masters to stop the dark wizard Maldred! Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Dark wizard Maldred has stolen the Gold and Silver Keys! With these keys, he can now control the Naga: a powerful dragon who can cause terrible earthquakes. The Naga lives in a secret temple in the center of the earth... and Maldred is on his way there! Drake and his friends Jean and Darma travel to the temple to try to stop him. What will they find there? Will the Dragon Masters defeat Maldred once and for all?
About the Author
Tracey West has written more than 200 books for children and young adults, including the following series: Pixie Tricks, Hiro's Quest, and Dragon Masters. She has appeared on the iNew York Times/i bestseller list as author of the Pokmon chapter book adaptations. Tracey currently lives with her family in New York State's Hudson Valley. She can be found on Twitter @TraceyWestBooks.
Daniel Griffo lives in Argentina. As a freelance illustrator, Daniel has worked for many large companies, including Warner, DC, and Disney. His portfolio includes: traditional and digital images, storyboards, comic-book art, inks, lettering, character development, and 3D models.
USA Today bestselling series! Praise for Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1): "In this first of the Dragon Masters series, vocabulary is accessible; sentences, paragraphs, and chapters are short; and dialogue moves the story along rapidly. Black-and-white sketch-type drawings add depth to the story and feelings to the characters (both children and dragons). Emergent readers will find happy success here." -- Booklist "The first of a new series of early chapter books, this entry is sure to attract fans. Brief chapters, large print, lots of action, attractive illustrations in every spread including a maplike panorama, an enviable protagonist -- who wouldn't want to be a Dragon Master? -- all combine to make an entertaining read. With plenty left to be resolved, the next entry will be eagerly sought after." -- Kirkus Reviews