|Plot Summary of Dragonne's Eg|
|"Sophy Lee is stuck in a rut. She's been teaching at the charity school in London since her parents died, and is resigned to spend the rest of her life teaching endless classes of children who don't really want to learn.
Then a long-lost uncle dies and leaves her a letter, an old manuscript, an ivory carving, a ring, and an odd stone. The stone, his letter says, is a dragon's egg, which must be returned to the place in Asia from which it came. Desperate for something new and different to do, Sophy agrees to do it. With her on this odd reverse quest are a stowaway student from the school where she used to teach, a law clerk who would rather be anywhere else, the detective her uncle had hired to find her, a magical creature called a Ky-Lin, and a cat who wants three kisses so that he can turn back into a handsome prince (or so he says). Sophy wanted adventure- but she's going to find more than even she bargained for..."
Emma, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dragonne's Eg|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- an adult (general)
- magical artifact
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can talk to animals
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- 19th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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