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  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Aladdin Books ed edition (2 May 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689716230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689716232
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13.1 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,650,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Oct. 2001
Format: Hardcover
Kaeldra is a Krag who is adopted by an Elythian family. Her height and hair, plus her connection with dragons, makes it impossible for her to fit in. But when her foster sister, Lyf, gets sick with vermillion fever, it is up to Kaeldra to save her. For the disease is only cured by dragon's milk...and Kaeldra is the only one who can get it... Read the book to find out what happens to Lyf, Kaeldra and the draclings! With neat notes at the beginning of each chapter, and a great plot, this book is one of my favorites.
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I love Susan Fletcher's writing, for young readers or adults
& I plan to read everything she has written & will write
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I Felt like I was in The story. 16 Feb. 1998
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Format: Hardcover
Dragons Milk is one of the best books Ive ever read. Its about a girl named Kaeldra whos sister gets sick and her only cure is dragons milk. Kaeldra is told to go off and return with dragons milk. The only way she could get the milk was to make a deal with the mother dragon Fiora to watch her three draclings while Fiora went off in the night to find food. After Fiora gets killed the draclings are in danger so Kaeldra has to go on a dangerous journey to find a safe place for the draclings. When I read this book I was not able to put it down, I felt as though I was in the book. I was fortunate to have met Susan Fletcher at my school last year.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
She has green eyes like no other? 21 April 2002
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Format: Paperback
Kaeldra, the main character of this book, is put to a major decision which will cause her life or death. One she finds out that her foster-sister has a life-taking disease, Kaeldra sets out to find a cure. From her grandma, she finds out that her mother could speak to dragons and she must be able too, because she comes from a long line of dragon-sayers, which are people who can communicate with dragons. Her grandma tells her that dragon's milk is the only thing that can heal Kaeldra's sister.
Dragons, though, do not have the best of tempers. When Kaeldra gets to the lair of the dragon, she may find out she may not have gotten the trait from her mother. What will happen. Will Kaeldra get killed while trying to save her sister? Or will she be one of the only who can talk to dragons?Read this book to either make a heart striking discovery, or a heart killing end.
This book is amazing, and I could not stop reading it. I would have finished it in one day, except I had, amazingly enough, school. So, instead it took me two amazing days which were packed with excitment from this book.
If you like books about dragons, fantasy, or a girl just trying to prove herself worthy of honor, then read this book.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Enter the Dragon's Lair 20 Feb. 2004
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If you're looking for a book with fantasy and plenty of adventure, the Dragon Chronicles is the series for you. In this first book, Kaeldra, a Kragish girl living as an outsider with some Elythians, struggles to fit in. The strange thing about Kaeldra besides her having straw-colored hair, unlike the Elythians' sleek raven color, and being abnormally tall, is that she has green eyes. According to ragish myths, a girl with green eyes is a dragonsayer and can call dragons. Kaeldra fiercely refuses to believe it, but when her youngest half-sister, Lyf, gets sick with vermillion fever, she must face the truth. She must go in the dragon's lair and get its milk. And so following in the footsteps of her great-grandmother, Kara, who could communicate with dragons (see Flight of the Dragon Kyn), Kaeldra journeys to the great dragon Fiora's den and takes care of her three draclings, later called Pyro, Ember, and Synge. Her fate is entwined with theirs when Fiora is suddenly slain and she is on an adventure of a lifetime to bring the draclings to Landerath. Along with the three specially characterized draclings, she finds out that she does really belong. You MUST MUST read this book!
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Kaeldra and the three draclings 24 Feb. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book by Susan Fletcher is about a girl named Kaeldra whose sister is sick with Vermilion Fever. She will die if she doesn't get the cure: dragon's milk. Kaeldra has to earn it from a dragon by watching her draclings while she is out hunting. But one night, she learns that the mother dragon died and she has to take the babies to a place where they won't be killed. The rest of this book you will have to read for yourself. This is an adventure book, but it also has a little bit of sadness and just a little bit that is gross, but it is still a very exciting book to read. This is a sixth grade reader that just loves this book. READ THIS BOOK!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Remembered Forever 10 July 2002
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Format: Hardcover
My mother read this book to me when I was in grade school. Both of us were completely enthralled by it. This book was the book that started my fanatical love of dragons. Since my mother read it to me, I've read it on my own twice. We enjoyed it so much, we sought out the two sequels, Sign of the Dove and Flight of the Dragon Kyn.
One of the best features of this book was the dragons perceived as being capable 'good guys.' Too many times we read of dragons as being bloodthirsty, hoarding beasts that kill innocents as a past time activity. In Dragon's Milk, the dragons are not perceived as weak by any means whatsoever, but shows that they can, and do, love. The characters (especially the draclings) are well developed and unique. There is some tragedy, but it only makes this wonderful story better.
I'm now fifteen, and I recently re-read Dragon's Milk. I still adore the story, but it is intended for middle school readers. There is no doubt that Dragon's Milk will be a story I read to my children one day.
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