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    The Story of Owen
    Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
    Trade Hard Cover
    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2014
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-1066-4
    AR Quiz #: 163076
    AR Points: 13.00
    ATOS Level: 6.60
    Lexile Level: 1020
    SRC Reading Level: 8.6
    Pages: 312
    Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 6
    Interest Grade Level: 6-12
    Ages: 11-18
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    DESCRIPTION E. K. Johnston
    Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival.

    There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition.

    But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected.

    Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard.

    Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!


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    Book Features
    Author Biography
    About the Author
    The cool things about Emily Kate Johnston are that she is a forensic archaeologist, she has lived on four continents, she decorates cupcakes in her spare time, she adores the Oxford comma, and she loves to make up stories.

    The less cool things about Kate are that she's from a small town in southwestern Ontario, she spends a lot of time crying over books in random coffee shops, and she can't play as many musical instruments as she wishes she could. The Story of Owen is Kate's first novel. Visit her online at ekjohnston.ca.
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    Awards for this Title
    Booklist Editor's Choice
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Cream of the Crop for Children's and Young Adult Literature
    Evergreen Teen Book Award
    Green Mountain Book Award
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year
    Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature
    Kirkus Smart Reads for Teens
    Los Angeles Times Book Prize
    Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award
    Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    NYC Reads 365 Recommended Reading List
    OLA Best Bets Young Adult Fiction
    Oregon Reader's Choice Award
    Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
    Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
    Tayshas Reading List
    Toronto Public Library Teens Summer Edition Booklist
    Toronto Star Best Book of the Year
    White Pine Awards Reading Program
    William C. Morris YA Debut Award
    YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
    Starred Reviews
    Quill and Quire
    "Johnston has created a whip-smart, witty, and utterly inventive alternate history. If this stellar debut is any indication, hers looks to be a bright, long-burning career." —starred, Quill & Quire
    Booklist
    "Johnston's masterful book is a refreshing blend of alternative history, high fantasy, and contemporary teen life. Johnston has done careful research for her intricate world building, and the result is strikingly original and believable." —starred, Booklist
    Other Reviews
    Library Media Connection
    "Siobhan narrates the story with great teen wit, and conveys her excitement and fear in an authentic teen voice.... [T]hemes of friendship, family, loyalty, and sacrifice will keep readers turning pages." —Library Media Connection
    School Library Journal

    "Johnston seamlessly blends fantasy with realistic fiction.... Suggest this title to reluctant readers as the fast-paced plot and witty dialogue will keep them turning pages until the tale's exciting conclusion. A great addition for any library with a strong fantasy following." —School Library Journal