Mouse - A 12-year-old girl, who has just moved to the village of Willowdown with her Mum and Dad, during the summer holidays, and has yet to make friends with the local children.
Kromus - In another world, is a descendant of the evil old King Harold. Old King Harold, legendary for slaying the last dragon, hundreds of years ago, had brought upon himself and his Kingdom, a curse, which still plagues the mind and body of Kromus.
One late summer's day, on Mouse's 12th Birthday she gets an Artist's Box full of paints, pastels and pencils, from her Mum and Dad. And when Mouse draws a beautiful picture under a magical old willow tree, little does she know that she would be transported to another world. A world turned upside down, just by her presence. A world where she has to fight for her life and those around her. A world full of dark, mystical characters who will stop at nothing to get their hands on her.
Who will survive the quest for the last crystal?
And the biggest question of all… will she ever get home!
Would you consider the audio edition of Mouse and the Dragon Crystal to be better than the print version?
I've never read the print, so I can't be sure.
What other book might you compare Mouse and the Dragon Crystal to and why?
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles and the Unicorn Chronicles
What does Joella Berkner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
A great voice and life to the characters.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not in particular
Any additional comments?
This is a great book to introduce fantasy to tweens and young teens.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would say the first half is "younger" - charming village, happy family, sparkly trees etc - but if you stopped there you would miss the best part of the book. The second half has breathtaking battles and other goodies that I won't spoil by mentioning.
Loved the narration by Joella Berkner - I thought she was especially good with voicing Mouse and the dragon mom. She was a pleasure to listen to.
Star ratings for story and overall are based on this type of book, not all books everywhere.