Reviews for Dragon at the North Pole
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring
Book six of the series sees cousins Daisy and Jesse following their dragon, Emmy, to help Santa Claus. But something's fishy at the North Pole, and it turns out that the person they've been helping is actually the legendary hero Beowulf. Younger readers may crave the real-deal Santa, but there's adventure and magic aplenty. Whimsical black-and-white illustrations open each chapter.
Kirkus Reviews 2013 August #2
It is Emmy the dragon's first Christmas, and she is determined to meet Santa Claus even if she must travel all the way to the North Pole to do it. Ten-year-old cousins Jesse and Daisy have been Emmy's Keepers ever since she was an egg small enough to fit in a dresser drawer. But by 7 months, she is as big as two elephants and has a sassy attitude to match. On Christmas morning, the two cousins find an empty barn and a note from Emmy explaining that she is helping Santa. With the assistance of some magical snowshoes, Jesse and Daisy are able to follow their charge to the frozen north, where they meet up with St. Nick. After a ghastly meal full of endangered animals and several threatening remarks from Santa, the cousins realize that the man in the red suit is not Santa at all, but Beowulf, an infamous dragon slayer. Filled with magic, mythology and mystery, this creative story will enchant longtime fans of the series as well as newcomers. Emmy's combination of sass and childlike behavior will resonate with young readers heading toward their preteen years. Corny humor and a cheesy ending feel just right. Fizzy and light series fare. (Fantasy. 8-12) Copyright Kirkus 2013 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.