- Title: Thaddeus Whiskers and the Dragon
- Author: H.L. Burke
- ISBN: 9781502803528
- Page: 294
- Format: Paperback
Thaddeus F Whiskers is a pampered palace pet, a kitten enchanted to never become a cat Princess Clarice loves him, for in the entire kingdom, there is no other kitten as cute or as clever He leads a life of cushions and cream until a wizard s gift results in his banishment Determined to make it back to the princess he loves, he escapes into the wilderness where he diThaddeus F Whiskers is a pampered palace pet, a kitten enchanted to never become a cat Princess Clarice loves him, for in the entire kingdom, there is no other kitten as cute or as clever He leads a life of cushions and cream until a wizard s gift results in his banishment Determined to make it back to the princess he loves, he escapes into the wilderness where he discovers the lair of a dragon.Grandious, the dragon, doesn t care about anything besides himself He wants to be left alone with his treasure However, there is something about Thaddeus that has him entranced He finds himself opening his home and his heart to the little cat Thaddeus is a small creature in a big world Between him and his beloved Princess stand conniving wizards, would be step mothers, and rampaging rats However, when danger threatens both Clarice and Grandious, Thaddeus won t allow his size to get in the way of saving his friends.
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I've heard a lot about Thaddeus, the eternal kitten, and I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about.I forget how quickly children's books fly by, and this is the first one I've read in quite some time. I'll start by saying I'm WAY older than the target audience. So my review will reflect an adult's take on it.Thaddeus is a cute little kitten that has no control over his life that quickly spirals down into craziness. He's taken from his beloved owner and sent far away to be trapped in a [...]
A cute action-packed tale, involving an eternal kitten, an elderly dragon, a princess and plenty of magic spells. Thaddeus the kitten is separated from his beloved princess and tries to make his way home. He befriends Grandiose the dragon, and has many adventures in his quest to return.The characterisation of the kitten in this book is great. Very realistic. A nice mixture of arrogance and sweetness. The way the dragon basically adopts the kitten is heart-warming. The second half of the book is [...]
Thaddeus Whiskers Thaddeus is a cat that has been magically kept a kitten. He lives in the palace with his best friend, the princess, going with her everywhere.When a wizard's spell goes wrong Thaddeus is sent away for what is supposed to be a short time. He has other ideas. When he tries to find his way home, he discovers Grandious the Dragon living in a cave. They become great friends, but Thaddeus knows he needs to get home to his princess. With the help of unexpected allies, Thaddeus finally [...]
Not since Lloyd Alexander's Llyan and Tolkein's Glaurung have I met such splendid cats and dragons. Or maybe Nermal and Eustace? The Cheshire Cat and Saphira? Hmm, I should stop. This is a wonderful tale with enough complexity to be enjoyed by readers of all ages. There are plenty of characters to root for or against and all sorts of mischief and befuddlement. I don't even like cats, kittens, or any other animal I can't eat at some point of its existence, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book, espe [...]
This is a delightful read, for cat lovers, dragon lovers, and fairy tale enthusiasts of all ages. It would make a great read-aloud story for families to share together! Thaddeus is a purrfectly rendered "eternal kitten," and Grandious is one of my new favorite dragons. The twists and turns in this fun plot will keep you guessing until the conclusion, with just enough danger to be concerned for the main characters but not so much as to frighten children. The prose sparkles like the diamonds in th [...]
Thaddeus is the companion of the Princess and lives a lovely life that makes him happy. When the court Magician decides to make him fluffier as a 'gift', it has the unintended consequence of triggering violent sneezing in most of the court including the king. So he is taken away until a new spell can be found to fix it. Only he is being kept away and missing the Princess, he tries to find his own way back, making friends with a dragon and rat. If he doesn't find his way back, a sorceress will ma [...]
Thoroughly delightful. Highly recommend for middle grade readers.
Such an adorable children's book for dragon lovers. And cat lovers. This author continues to show her skills with writing for this age range -- giving a fantastic story with an easy-to-follow plot while also presenting new and challenging vocabulary and content. Great book!
I won a print copy of this wonderful book in a Facebook event and I'm so glad I did. I'm convinced that we never outgrow a good fairytale and this charming book has the potential to be a classic. It has all the elements one expects in such a tale of make-believe including a sweet young princess, an evil wannabe queen, a somewhat ditzy king, an incompetent wizard, magic gone wrong, an adorable eternal kitten and, of course, a dragon. However, don't think that this is "just another fairytale." Thi [...]
I thought I’d have a quick read and see what all this fuss was about. And of course, wait for the dragon to make its entrance. Little did I know it wouldn’t be long before I’d get wowed by the magic of this tale. Tension, humour, nothing Burke can’t handle! Brought in a well balanced way!A lovely tale for all ages, which often gave me similar feelings as when I (re)read Alice in Wonderland or Tolkien. But I’m sure Clarice and Grandious have something to do with that ;)
Thaddeus Whiskers and the DragonWhat a glorious children's fantasy. Thaddeus is a permanent kitten, cast by a court wizard. Thad ends up as a companion to a dragon who comes to love him as much as his princess does. Making a deal with the art king Snickersnout they free the enscorcelled members of the palace. Enjoyable to the very last page, a tale bound to become a family favorite.
An Exciting Fantasy and Adventure of Love and CourageThis book more than lived up to my expectations. The author has a sense of humor and has spun a tale full of cliffhangers and gripping moments. She switches points of view to keep the reader's interest. The book is cute, charming, and very professional.This book would be suitable for third grade through fifth. There are some very nice pictures in it.What a neat idea for a fantasy book!
Must read! This book was a total delight. I was sucked in immediately, and had to keep reading.Thaddeus ends up sent away after a wizard's spell has unexpected consequences. On his journey home he befriends a dragon, makes an unlikely ally, and saves the day with his friends.I received an ARC for an honest review.
A delightful story for youngsters, although I believe we are never to old for a good fairy tale.It has all the elements of a great fantasy story a sweet natured princess, an eternally young kitten, a ferocious/friendly dragon, an evil queen, an incompetent wizard and much more.A wonderful read for the young and the young at heart.
Charming little story about a kitten, his princess, a wizard who casts an irreversible spell to make the kitten very fluffy which in turn gives half the kingdom, including the king, hayfever. The kitten is subsequently banished until a solution can be found, He runs away and becomes friends with a dragon, until he's stolen by someone who wants to become a queen.
Princess Clarice has a special pet, Thaddeus F. Whiskers, a cute kitten who is quite intelligent. He is put into banishment by a wizard, but escapes into the wilderness and a great journey. Fun story, great for young adults.
I often read children's books because A) they are often enjoyable B) I love to recommend them to young readers. This book is very well written and very entertaining. It has a great full story, interesting characters and a satisfying ending. Adults and children will both enjoy this book!
EntertainingThis would be a good book for young adults, or tweens. While it is colorfully told, the plot is a bit too simple and predictable for older readers. I read it because I was out of other books, and my husband saved it for me, knowing that I love dragons.
Terrific tale that moves at a lively pace and is packed with tongue-in-cheek humour. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Quite possibly the most adorable book ever.
Won this in Good reads giveaways. Such a cute book. I loved it.
Cute children's fantasy that really has no age limit.
The little guys win the day!What a wonderful story showing that it isn't one's physical size but the size of one's love that matters. I absolutely love the interaction between so many of the different characters and how they help each other in this story and happening to know a little bit about the author, I am not surprised at all that a cat and a dragon are so prominently and wonderfully featured.Delightful story for both young and old.
Cute children's story! As the villain came into it, it felt a little bit complex for my younger listeners (6 and 5) to follow easily, but they really enjoyed it anyway. The twist at the end was especially fun!
A kitten, a princess, a wizard, a dragon what's not to like? From now on, "adorable" is spelled T-H-A-D-D-E-U-S, and H.L. Burke is going on my "Authors Whose Books I Must Read" shelf.
This is a really sweet middle grade fantasy book. I really enjoyed it, but I think kids aged 6-10 would probably enjoy it more. It's both funny and adventurous, while not being too complicated or scary for younger kids. The combination of a kitten and a dragon may seem odd to you, but I've come to associate the two (what? It's not like I was raised with someone *ahem* obsessed with these creatures), so this story was a little ho-hum for me. It is a great book, though.
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