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Adrienne Kress. Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate
Scholastic $19.99  ISBN 978-0-545-99042-4  415 pg.
Reviewed by Esme, Age 10

“That’s interesting,” commented Mr. Shen who had followed Timothy’s gaze. “What’s interesting?” asked Timothy, not turning around.

“From what I remember, Central Station was two exits ago.” Timothy turned sharply “What do you mean?”

Well, he’s finally done it. Timothy Freshwater has been expelled from every school in the city. He is then forced to work in the tall and impending tower of doom with his father’s boss. When his father goes on a business trip, Timothy has to stay with their slightly mysterious neighbour, Sir Bazalgette. He is then forced to command a thousand year old dragon and free him.

This book was amazing! It had suspense, sadness, and heart-warming moments. I did find it a little boring at parts, though. It had a lot of interesting, wacky and fiendish characters as well as a lot of different locations and surprises. It is a wonderful follow up to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, as well as a completely new story. Overall it was great and Timothy deserves to reappear in a sequel.

Adrienne Kress grew up in Toronto, Ontario. As well as a writer she is also an actor, and a play she wrote was performed at the Edinburgh festival fringe. Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate is her second novel. Her first novel is Alex and the Ironic Gentleman.

Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate is a great book. I give it five stars and recommend it for ages 9 and up.

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