3.5 stars A quick read - I read this one to my kids in under an hour (107 pages with good illustrations throughout). This was a good story and worth the time but is not amazing literature. If you are looking for a dragon story that can be read in one sitting it is worth picking up. The realities of life and death come through in the tale and there are some good lessons that help form the moral imagination. A great book for an elementary student to pick up and read on a rainy Saturday.