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The Ice Dragon by Martin
Old 11-15-2014, 08:36 PM
 
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I chanced across a novelette, The Ice Dragon, by George R. R. Martin (the author of Game of Thrones). It is rated on Amazon variously from lower elementary to high school. I think that even though it has its flaws and some violent parts (descriptions of wounded soldiers--not for lower elementary!), it is ok for MS. It could be a good read-aloud, with the simple text lending itself to critical thinking activities and great vocabulary work. It has a lower rating on Amazon but this seems to be because disappointment by fans expecting something like A Song of Ice and Fire.

Has anyone read it or even used it??


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No, I haven't heard of it. I am a big fan of GoT so I will check it out. Thanks.

Amazingly, I even have some students who are fans of the show....Yes, in 7th grade...???
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I've never watched GoT nor read SofIF, but most of the comments said don't expect either of those in this little book. I think it was written before either. Maybe a seed there. I got the copy at the public library so you look for it there and not buy such a short book.
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What? No GoT? :)
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Okay, thanks for the head's up. I am up to my ears in books right now. I am lucky enough to have a wall of shelves and one of our shelves is breaking because of the weight of the books. Okay, I have to go through and dump some neglected favorites back in our storage closet.

I absolutely love Game of Thrones however, it is not for everyone!
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