The Pygmy Dragon

The Pygmy Dragon Yesterday a Dragon kidnapped me from my cage in a zoo Stolen from her jungle home and sold to a zookeeper Pip knows only a world behind bars a world in which a Pygmy warrior and her giant ape frien

  • Title: The Pygmy Dragon
  • Author: Marc Secchia
  • ISBN: 9781500711665
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Yesterday, a Dragon kidnapped me from my cage in a zoo Stolen from her jungle home and sold to a zookeeper, Pip knows only a world behind bars, a world in which a Pygmy warrior and her giant ape friends are a zoo attraction She dreams of being Human She dreams of escaping to the world outside her cage Then, the Dragon Zardon kidnaps her into a new life Pip rides DragoYesterday, a Dragon kidnapped me from my cage in a zoo Stolen from her jungle home and sold to a zookeeper, Pip knows only a world behind bars, a world in which a Pygmy warrior and her giant ape friends are a zoo attraction She dreams of being Human She dreams of escaping to the world outside her cage Then, the Dragon Zardon kidnaps her into a new life Pip rides Dragonback across the Island World to her new school a school inside a volcano A school where Humans learn to be Dragon Riders But this is only a foretaste of her magical destiny, for the Dragon Assassins are coming They have floated an Island across the Rift and their aim is nothing less than the massacre of all Dragons Now, the courage of the smallest will be tested to the utmost For Pip is the Pygmy Dragon, and this is her tale.
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    • Carol. says:

      "This week's assignment will be to write two chapters of a young adult book about a Pygmy girl, dragons and special powers."At least, that's how I imagine The Pygmy Dragon came to be written, because there's no other explanation for the absolute jumble sale of ideas, plots, characterizations and themes. There's exceptions, of course. Clearly the student who was graced with 'Pip's Prologue' only turned in one of her chapters. A couple of over-achievers turned in three chapters instead of two. But [...]

    • Intisar Khanani says:

      I wasn't sure what I'd think of this book when I first picked it up, but the fact that I was sneaking time away from my toddler and preschooler to get in a few more pages (screens? How do you say that for a Kindle?) pretty much says it all. I almost never manage daytime reading. The Pygmy Dragon follows the story of Pip (she has an ultra-cool long warrior name, but that's what she goes by for short), a Pygmy girl who is enslaved and taken to a zoo. Okay, I just want to send Marc Secchia a virtua [...]

    • Naomi says:

      This book was terrible. So terrible. And even worse, I wanted to know how it ended, even though I kept getting angrier and angrier the more I read. But I was pretty far in by the time I decided it was irredeemable. And then I finished it and found out that this book is just part one. There is no resolution. End of Book 1. What the ever loving fuck?Ignoring the problems I had in the first part of this book, nothing that happens in the second part makes any sense at all. Also, what audience is thi [...]

    • Lana Axe says:

      "Since when did mere size gauge the worth of Human or Dragon?" This line from the book certainly speaks volumes. Young Pip, a pygmy girl, may be short of stature, but she's big on courage. What an amazing young woman she is! Not only has she survived a raid on her village, she has been taken prisoner, held in a zoo, befriends an ape, and then she becomes a dragon rider! So there's quite a bit to this story from the very beginning. I found this very hard to put down once I got started.Who wouldn' [...]

    • Athena says:

      I thought I'd already reviewed this after a group read in July weird. Disappearing reviews? Anyway: - - - - - - - - -Ostensibly a young adult book the author tries much too hard to make this a Harry Potter-esque "YA-to-Adult crossover Smash HIT!" It didn't work.The first two chapters are the best part of the book, wrapped around an interesting, steampunky-faux-19th century world (to grab the Kindle sampler audience?), but it quickly moves out of that scenario and into, surprise! (not really), a [...]

    • Athena says:

      I read this based on the title and the glowing reviews obviously I disagree with the latter. My kids went through the age group this is aimed at, and now my grandchildren are in or close to that age: we've read a lot together and I can say with a fair degree of certainty that this book wouldn't work for that small sample group.The book is aimed at, approximately, middle schoolers and starts with a strong first two chapters, enough to capture the Kindle Sample audience, then quickly deteriorates [...]

    • BookLoversLife says:

      This was such an amazing book!! Everything about it captivated and enchanted me. The story follows a Pygmy warrior girl called Pip, who is kidnapped from her island home and brought to a zoo. She is thrown into a cage with an ape mother and her baby. After a bad start, Pip befriends the apes and tries to survive in this strange place where big people come to stare. She spends years in the zoo thinking she is less than human but eventually gets rescues by a mighty dragon, who spirits her away to [...]

    • Michael Gardner says:

      You never know quite what you’re in for when you receive a reviewer’s copy of a book. This one was a delight. From the start, which is a somewhat post-modern first person direct address to the reader, Marc Secchia draws you into his tale. It’s a subtle and clever introduction to a fantasy world quite unlike anything else I’ve read. This invitation sets the tone, bonds the reader to the plight of the protagonist, and most of all, gives you the desire to read on.As I read on, the story rem [...]

    • Briana Herlihy says:

      Marc Secchia has created a fantastic, intriguing world in The Pygmy Dragon. His writing style is crisp, consistent, and clean. The Pygmy Dragon was well paced and kept my interest throughout with a variety of adventure and romance. Though the story is set in a fantasy world (and one of admirable depth at that), Secchia does a good job of incorporating an examination of the human experience. Main character Pip goes from being enslaved to a kick ass character with exceptional power. I enjoyed Pip' [...]

    • A.E. Albert says:

      Young Pip is a Pygmy warrior. She is stolen from her jungle home and caged in a zoo, her only friend a giant ape. One day, a dragon frees from her prison. Pip's life is forever changed and is presented with a destiny she never imagined.The Pygmy Dragon is a testament to all of us. A hero can be found in the most unlikely of places. Adversity and challenge are merely the stepping stones to something greater and perhaps, bigger than us.Everybody can identify with Pip. That's what makes her a wonde [...]

    • Abi says:

      AWESOME! Read it!

    • Robert Barton says:

      The Pygmy Dragon is a sweeping and majestic fantasy story that gives the reader a front row seat to a world full of one of fantasy's all-star creatures: Dragons. As a lover of dragons and most things related, I've read my share of Dragon-related books, and this is a gleaming brush stroke in the Dragon-mosaic.Dragons aside, the reader is along for a unique journey following main-character Pip; a pygmy warrior who is imprisoned at a young age, completely unaware of the rich world around her that s [...]

    • Barbara Underwood says:

      This is the first book I read by this author, and also the first one featuring a pygmy with special hidden magic, which made this an intriguing read from the very beginning. The author has created a solid and vivid fantasy world of Islands that have several suns and moons, inhabited by dragons, humans, pygmies and shape-shifters. As the story unfolds, the reader quickly becomes fond of Pip the Pygmy because she strives to be human, and has the thoughts and feelings of a human being. The author [...]

    • K.M. Carroll says:

      I'm picky about dragon books--I've read a lot of books where the dragons were written badly, or simply not there. The Temeraire books became my high water mark for dragon books, and this book has achieved that high ranking.Of all the things which excited me about this story--islands above a poisonous sea of clouds, dragon ships, intriguing cultures unique to each island--was that the heroine is a Pygmy. Hard to get much more diverse than that! She even starts the book locked in a zoo with a coup [...]

    • Coyora Dokusho says:

      It was so good!! SoOoOoOoOoOo GoOoOoOodddddd XD I loved the main character! It was interesting!!! It was freaking cool! The main character was dumb sometimes, but hey people aren't perfect! I didn't find the characterization completely even, either, but still AWESOME on the whole!!!

    • The Captain says:

      It is time to abandon ship me mateys! I am abandoning more books this year then usual. Sad. Perhaps that is because I am trying new things. In this case, this involved an old love – dragons! By all rights I should have loved this book. And I did sort of like it . . . up to a point.I made it to the 63% mark before calling it quits. The novel is split into two parts – before dragons and after dragons. This is the story of a pygmy girl named Pip who is captured from her island and taken to be a [...]

    • Amber says:

      this is precisely what I was in the mood for and yet I think anytime there are sentient dragons in a story it runs the risk of being compared to mccaffrey but this author managed to make an engaging world of his own (though still clearly inspired by pern). While I was disappointed not to have more about the technology that was teased at, I appreciated the classic Hero's Journey. I'm not generally a fan of overpowered characters, but Pip's struggles with who and what she was redeemed that a bit f [...]

    • Carrie Slager says:

      [Full disclosure: I received a free ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.]I have to say that I fell in love with Marc Secchia’s writing just a few pages into the first book of The Shapeshifter Dragons series, Aranya. So when he took me up on my open submission announcement, I was so excited to begin the spin-off series, Shapeshifter Dragon legends. In Aranya we heard passing tales of a pygmy dragon while Aranya was learning about dragon lore in general, but the story of that [...]

    • Allie Cresswell says:

      Welcome to the realms above the Cloudlands, where an archipelago of floating volcanic islands loops across the expanse of the stratosphere, and where there are dragons, humans, and those special individuals who can be both….This was my first introduction to Marc Secchia’s writing, and to his fully-realised fantastical realm, which I believe is the setting for others of his novels. Little did I know what a treat was in store! Epic dragon-battles against beautifully described landscapes; ancie [...]

    • Pat aka Tygyr says:

      Pip is a young female Pygmy Warrior. She is not in the village when it is attacked. When she returns in the middle of the battle she is captured and then sold in a different land to a zoo. The people who bought her believe she is a monkey as she is wearing no clothing and is very hairy. She is placed into a cage with a giant ape and they become friends. They learn to communicate and help each other. She preens him and at night he keeps her warm. She dreams that change is coming. She tries to war [...]

    • Kai says:

      The Pygmy Dragon is Pip's story about her journey since she has been kidnapped from her home and island. Pip is a pygmy warrior. During the raid on her island, she was captured and sold to a zoo as part of the wildlife exhibit. Due to her size, she is placed with apes and monkeys.When the ape that Pip befriended falls ill and able to die, something in Pip, was awaken to stop her ape friend from dying. Since that moment, Pip could see shadow dragon coming and going which prompt the Dragon Zardon [...]

    • Kathryn Theulen dailey says:

      "Enjoyable"What made the experience of listening to The Pygmy Dragon the most enjoyable?The story line is full of drama. From pip being caged in a zoo, she was a hero at times and very lovable through out the entire story.What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pygmy Dragon?The first time she flew on the back of a dragon. I thought that sounded exciting. I also thought when she was first made aware of her magic was so intense.Which scene was your favorite?Pip and her friend are being a [...]

    • T.R. says:

      This book is amazing. The young pigmy girl, Pip, was stolen from her home at a young age and took to a zoo. During this story, we see her grow in so many ways. She gets rescued by a dragon and taken to dragon island because unknowingly to Pip, she has magical powers and the dragon who finds her felt her power. While at the dragon riding school Pip gets bullied and picked on by most everyone. No one thinks that she can do anything and even Pip starts to believe this. Dragons are in a battle for t [...]

    • Merissa (Archaeolibrarian) says:

      The Pygmy Dragon is a fantasy story that defies categorisation. I would have difficulty placing this within any other genre, and can't even classify it as being for children, young adult etc. For me, this was just a pure Fantasy that flew me away on dragon wings to a world unknown. The prologue was written by Pip in the first person, whereas the rest of it is in the third.With an intricate story to tell, we are carried along as Pip tries to find her way in a world that is harsh to her. She does [...]

    • Ian Martyn says:

      This was my first introduction to Marc’s work and I’ll be coming back for more. A beautifully composed, compelling story that kept you wanting to turn that next page.The main character ‘Pip’ grabs you from the beginning. Captured at an early age and exhibited in a zoo by people who see her as less than human she has to be tough and resourceful to stay alive. Small in stature but large in character you just know she’s a survivor, but she turns out to be so much more. Even after she’s [...]

    • Siv Therese says:

      Sometimes you think by the front and back cover this book just aint for me. But still, the book keeps bugging you to read it. And then, finally, when you man up. Whoah. This one were a treat. A big huge treat which kept me up all night just to finish it. And now I regret it, and have to read it all again. Pygmy, short/small/tiny, the heroine - but oh, such a wonderful abd complex heroine. It was so amazingly good to read about a strong female lead, without her becoming a sappy, crying mush furth [...]

    • Melody says:

      Ok so here's the problem. I started with Dragon Friend but it's sequel isn't out yet. It comes out next month. So I purchased Aranya set about 700 years later in the same universe. Before I could read it's sequel I found out I should have read this one Pygmy Dragon set 100+ years earlier first. So I did only to find it needs a sequel too which doesn't even have an estimated publishing date as far as I can tell. Why is the last set of books the only ones finished? It is frustrating and confusing. [...]

    • Kristal Taylor says:

      Oh my gosh I'm completely speechless. I just don't know what to say about this book. Your wouldn't believe but the book is freaking awesome. And the ending, the Silver Dragon, AMAZiNG!!!!Pip was kidnapped from her home and taken to the zoo for display. She was there forever and was BFF with a great Oraial a giant Ape. I had to mention Hunagu the Ape because he's hilarious after learning his language. Her journey has to include Hunagu because their relationship was genuinely heartwarming. After b [...]

    • T.W. Fendley says:

      Perfect blend of action and heart!Pip is a tiny girl with a huge destiny. After she’s captured and exhibited in a zoo--far from her island home and any family that survived the attack--Pip courageously takes each chance to improve her situation. Yet she doesn’t leave her ape friend behind. Just when you think you know where the story is going, something surprising happens—in a good way! Pip is a Pygmy with the heart of a giant, and that doesn’t change despite the transformations she unde [...]

    • Rose Channing says:

      The Pygmy Dragon is a very enjoyable fantasy book, set in a unique world with an exciting plot that, despite it's length, left me wanting more. I found Pip to be a very relatable character, and I love how she develops through the story: from a captive in a zoo to a fierce, powerful warrior.The story kept me on my toes, with exciting battle scenes and mysterious magic. I did find the characters a little hard to keep track of at times, and would like to have seen some of Pip's friends further deve [...]

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