This is not a story about a dragon who wasn’t always a dragon, or was he...
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Eric daydreams of dragons. In his imagination, he believes he is, in reality, a dragon. As a dragon, he discovers Dreamland, a place where dreams come true.
But not everything we imagine is good. Fear and worry trap the only person to help heal Eric’s sick mother.
Eric sees no hope of rescue until his friend, Enya, mentions the middle eye.
Dragon Boy is a metaphysical fantasy story for kids.
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Stephen Fisher on Readers' Favorite wrote:
I liked the part when he went to the phycologist, it was funny.
I loved the Bear part, there was a hidden meaning and I liked the 3 eyes but most of all loved the middle eye.
It made me think about the mother being sick and how stress made her that way and that you can be healthier if you stay away from too much stress.
Reviewed By Stephen Fisher for Readers’ Favorite
Dragon Boy by James Murdoch begins with 10-year-old Eric. It's not that he does not like school, but he does like dragons. When his attention wavers during class, he daydreams that he is soaring into the skies as a dragon. When Eric wakes from his brief daydream, his excited recollection of his experience is met with ridicule from his classmates. His classmate and new friend Enya also shares his passion for becoming a dragon in the day dream world. She helps him to understand that time spent in the dream world passes much more quickly than it does in the real world, where time is just suspended. The two of them have many splendid adventures, and even meet a friendly old woman that lives in a nice cottage. Then one day Eric's mother becomes ill, and she is admitted into the hospital. Eric and Enya enter the dream world and want to know if the old woman might be able to help. When they can't find her, they begin searching to see if they can find a book with a possible cure.
James Murdoch does an absolutely outstanding job of moving this story along. His descriptions of what Eric and Enya experience paint vivid images in the reader's mind, along with some exquisite pen and ink drawings with a splash of smudged watercolor. The author writes so that children of all ages may understand and visualize this marvelously told story. When Eric's mother becomes ill, James Murdoch was able to switch gears and allow the reader to empathize with Eric and his father. Dragon Boy has many surprises and revelations that keep the reader in suspense. The pages turn rapidly as the story reaches its climax, and even then James Murdoch continues to surprise you. I was entertained on all levels. I highly recommend this story with two thumbs up!