Middle Grade Spotlight: Diego’s Dragon Book One: Spirits of the Sun


Author: Kevin Gerard

Age Range: 9 and up

Hardcover: 188 pages
Publisher: Crying Cougar Press (June 12, 2013)
Language: English

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Diego’s Dragon #1

About the Book:

An eleven-year-old Latino boy wins a district-wide writing contest for
sixth graders. When an author visits his school to award his prize,
Diego Ramirez has no idea how much his life is about to change. Nathan
Sullivan hands Diego his statue, a handsome, glistening black dragon. He
shakes his hand and leaves him to his friends. The students crowd
around Diego, asking for permission to hold it. After hearing the name
Magnifico spoken aloud by family and friends, Diego awards it to his new
dragon. If he only knew how fitting the name was, he might have known
what lay ahead. Magnifico is the leader of the Sol Dragones, dragons
that live within the magical fires of the sun. Nathan Sullivan is the
earth’s connection to the mysterious creatures. It is his task to find
Magnifico’s guide. As Magnifico comes to life he becomes quite
mischievous, playing tricks on Diego to embarrass him. As he discovers
his bloodline, however, Diego assumes greater control over his dragon
and his destiny. In the climactic journey, he frees his people and
suffers a terrible loss by guiding Magnifico to their goal.
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About the Author:

Kevin Gerard lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and four
crazy cats. He teaches sociology and statistics at Cal State San Marcos.
When not writing or teaching, he enjoys walking the grounds at the San
Diego Zoo, hitting the waves at Cardiff State Beach, and hanging with
his brother, nieces and nephews at the local Pizza Port. He also enjoys
playing Halo on the internet; look for him in the rocket games as one of
the destroyers from the Conor and the Crossworlds fantasy adventure

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    Renee C.
    January 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Ooh, I'm just reading this one now with my kids! 🙂

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