Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Search for the Ten-Winged Dragon

Written by: Jean Karl

First line: Once in a time that both was and was not, there lived a boy named Tobias Cummings.

Why you should read this book: It would be a fairy tale if it wasn't so realistic. The story of an apprentice in a toy shop who wishes to build his own wind-up tin drummers and wooden ducks with wheels, this book discusses the birth of imagination in the literal thinker. Determined to discover the ten-winged dragon without which his master says no one can make a toy, the boy learns to see magic in everything and open his mind to the possibilities of the world around him.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You flunked the Rorschach test.

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