Kid’s Book Review: The Broken Dragon

Kid’s Book Review: The Broken Dragon

About the Book and Author

Any child who has experienced starting a new school or club will understand how hard it can be to make new friends.

In this book Tyra gets off to a tough start at her new school because she feels different and nobody seems to be particularly welcoming. She takes in a precious gift from her Nan in the hope that the other children will find her more interesting but unfortunately it gets broken.

Karen McCombie

Karen McCombie is the bestselling author of over 90 books for children and teenagers including the Carnegie Medal-nominated ‘Little Bird Flies’, ‘How to be a Human’, and series ‘St Grizzle’s School for Girls’ and ‘Indie Kidd’. Karen is also the author of the bestselling and much-loved series ‘Ally’s World’.

Anneli Bray is an illustrator, artist and maker based in the North West of England. Anneli illustrates stories and characters influenced by her love of wonder, belonging and adventure.


Book Review

The Broken Dragon is a story about friendship and helping each other

I really like The Broken Dragon.

It’s a really good book and it’s not very long so I read it four times already!

It’s about a girl called Tyra and she is nervous about starting a new school; so her Nan gives her a beautiful china snow dragon.

When it breaks it makes her feel very sad but her teacher and her classmates work together to try and fix it.

The Broken Dragon is a story about friendship and helping each other and I would recommend it to people who like stories about friends working together and dragons.

It’s a very short and simple book so it is a good book for younger readers.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Poppy
  • Age: 9 years
  • Likes: Cats, reading and drawing
  • Dislikes: Spiders and bugs
  • Favourite Book: Mary Poppins by Pamela Lyndon Travers
  • Favourite Film: Mary Poppins
  • Favourite Song: Supercalifragslisticexpialidocious