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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic (1 Feb 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590108441
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590108447
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.4 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 681,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tony Abbott is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including THE SECRETS OF DROON series; middle-grade novel KRINGLE; and THE HAUNTING OF DEREK STONE series. He was the recipient of the 2006 Golden Kite Award, as well as the 2009 Edgar Award. Tony was born in Ohio, and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Trumbull, Connecticut. Visit him online at

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I ordered this book for my son because our local library was missing this volume from their collection which he was working his way through. The book arrived in perfect condition, in a very short space of time 2 or 3 days I think.
THe secrets of Droon is a great series, my 6 year old is enthralled by it, we are now up to volume 11, and he loves it. THe story telling is very imaginative, yet very simple in the way in which the imagery is portrayed. Essentially, complex images are put accross in a very simple sentence strucure, which makes it an ideal bedtime story to read to a child, as they grasp the concept very quickly, and yet the magic is ever present. The group of friends central to the story are loyal to each other and their parents without being precious or overly contrived. They are typical in their exasperation with adults' concepts yet they respect boundaries and curfews while still having amazing adventures. Its the best of both worlds, (no pun intended, as the series covers a story line involving a parallel universe).......... Totally enjoyable. I look forward to reading a chapter or 2 every night for my son.........Highly recommended.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Super Series Keeps Improving! 13 Feb 2000
By A reader in Northern Virginia - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is sheer pleasure. But if you're unfamiliar with Tony Abbott's magical realm of Droon, DON'T START HERE! The Sleeping Giant of Goll is our intrepid trio's sixth action-filled travelogue down the MAGIC STAIRCASE. Young readers, as well as those you read to, should accompany Eric, Julie, and Neal through each adventure in order, making fantastic friends (here, the furry Oobja), avoiding fearsome foes (such as the resurrected colossus, Zor), and learning Droon's mystical lore. Unlike some chapter books, each Droon visit surpasses its predecessor. Rather than repeating a simple formula, the author weaves a rich and intricate web from one book to the next. Abbott consistently rewards frequent readers with subtle linkage to preceding events, just as he tantalizes with insight into unsolved riddles and future challenges. I marvel at Mr. Abbott's discipline in encouraging teamwork and maintaining gender neutrality -- Droon's Princess Keeah and the upper-world's Julie share responsibility (for both success and failure) with Eric and Neal; similarly, both of Princess Keeah's parents, King Zello the Viking and the shape-shifting Queen Relna, willingly stand alone toe-to-toe against the evil sorcerer Lord Sparr. My son cannot wait for more wisdom from the wizard Gaelen, adventure with the spider-troll Max, or pursuit from Ninns upon winged-groggles, and he's right. I look forward to number 7 -- the Secrets of Droon is about as good as it gets!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great children' book 14 Jan 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
My 8 soon to be 9 years old son read this book and was not only fascinated by it, but have to read it again. Only Harry Potter was able to do this to him once. I'm just happy to have found such a great book and in series, so it can provide him with great fun and good educational entertainment. Now we are totally hook and will continue getting the rest of the series.
The Sleeping Giant of Goll 11 Dec 2003
A Kid's Review - Published on
Format: School & Library Binding
This book is The Sleeping Giant of Goll. The characters are Eric, Julie, Neal, and Sparr. It starts in an island with talking trees. This is a fiction book.
These three kids enter a secret stairway to Droon where weird things happen like trees can attack. But there's a evil guy named Sparr who wants to take over Droon. Now Sparr unleashed a old giant to help him take over Droon. Then a mysterios blue dragon comes to kill the giant.
I rcamond this book because it's really funny.
an Ok book 23 Oct 2009
By Cool Quadeca - Published on
Format: Paperback
I'm not a big fan of how this person writes,but I still think it's a book that people might like.I don't think I will read any more books from the series.Most of the kids in my class love these books.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
this book is great!!!!!!!!!!!! 23 Jan 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on
Format: Paperback
I love The Secrets of Droon series because I love magical creatures. I also liked this book because it was easy to read. All the characters are funny. Eric is an "all around" character. He is sometimes worried, sometimes happy, sometimes mad and ... Lord Sparr is an evil creature that wants to take over Droon and eliminate Galen and Max. Galen is the good wizard fighting Lord Sparr with Eric. Max is a spider with a human head and he is Galen's servant.

Colin L., age 9, Holland, PA.
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