Gauge (The Dragons Of Wayward Crescent)
by Chris D'Lacey
Cover Artist: Adam Stower
Review by Carolyn Frank
Orchard Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780545168311
Date: 01 January 2010 List Price $9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The old town clock in Scrubbley is broken and fixing it would cost too much. The town council wants to demolish it and replace it with a modern digital piece. Nine-year-old Lucy Pennykettle would just like things to stay normal but her mother Liz actively wants to get the traditional old clock fixed. As Liz normally makes small clay dragons for sale and occasionally dreams small magical dragons into being, she comes up with Gauge, the newest magical Dragon of Wayward Crescent. From official release/information:
Product Description: The town council wants to demolish the old clock and replace it with a fancy modern one. Lucy's mother is determined to stop it -- with the help of a timing dragon named Gauge. Will Gauge, Lucy and the ghost Sir Rufus Trenchchomb be able to outsmart Councilman Roger Trustable before time runs out?
New York Times Bestselling author Chris d'Lacey's second book in his series for younger readers - full of magic, adventure, and humor. Featuring black and white lined illustrations!
(Source: Orchard Books)