[BOOKS] ✭ The Dragon of Cripple Creek By Troy Howell – Bassgrotto.co.uk

The Dragon of Cripple Creek When Kat And Her Father And Brother Visit The Mollie Kathleen, An Old Gold Mine Now Open For Tours By The Busload, Kat Gets Lost From The Group And Falls Down A Shaft, Where She Discovers An Awe Inspiring World Of Fantasy Come To Life She Meets An Ancient Dragon The Last Of His Kind And Discovers A Secret About The Gold That Litters The Creature S Den And Why Dragons Throughout Time Have Hoarded The Sparkling Treasure The Dragon Helps Kat Escape The Endless Caverns, But Not Before Kat Greedily Takes A Piece Of Gold For Herself Feeling Guilty, Kat Decides To Return It, But Before She Can Do This She Drops It In Front Of A Group Of Visitors, And A Media Frenzy Ensues Soon The Mining Town Is Filled With Gold Seekers In Order To Save The Dragon And His Gold, Kat And Her Brother Must Venture Back Into The Mine To Warn Him But Will They Get There In Time This Fast Paced, Beautifully Told Modern Fantasy Tale By Children S Book Illustrator Troy Howell Will Keep Readers Spellbound.


10 thoughts on “The Dragon of Cripple Creek

  1. says:

    Dragons and gold Done and done, right But how about a dragon in a Colorado gold mine That is just where Troy Howell puts his in The Dragon of Cripple Creek, a uniquely American literary fairy tale.It is the story of Kat Graham who grew up insisting on gold everywhere golden bedroom walls, a gold bedecked bed, gold shoes, gold rimmed eyeglasses, a golden colored pony named Goldie, and even when she was four and into pirates a broken front tooth capped in gold And so of course when go Dragons and gold Done and done, right But how about a dragon in a Colorado gold mine That is just where Troy Howell puts his in The Dragon of Cripple Creek, a uniquely American literary fairy tale.It is the story of Kat Graham who grew up insisting on gold everywhere golden bedroom walls, a gold bedecked bed, gold shoes, gold rimmed eyeglasses, a golden colored pony named Goldie, and even when she was four and into pirates a broken front tooth capped in gold And so of course when gold besotted Kat sees an ad for tours of the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine she won t rest until she goes The ad is on the side of the highway Kat, her older brother Dillon, and he...


  2. says:

    Katlin Graham is on a cross country move with her father and brother Leaving their home and their comatose mother behind, the destitute family must make it to California within a few days in order for her father to land a job While staying in the Midwest, the family goes on a tour of the Molly Kathleen, an old mine that has long been out of use Ever adventurous, Kat literally stumbles upon a closed section of the mine, and in an Alice in Wonderland kind of adventure, falls to the deepest bo Katlin Graham is on a cross country move with her father and brother Leaving their home and their comatose mother behind, the destitute family must make it to California within a few days in order for her father to land a job While staying in the Midwest, the family goes on a tour of the Molly Kathleen, an old mine that has long been out of use Ever adventurous, Kat literally stumbles upon a closed section of the mine, and in an Alice in Wonderland kind of adventure, falls to the deepest bottom of the mine She searches for her way out and finds a real live dragon lurking in the depths To top it off, he s surrounded by Kat s biggest obsession, gold Kat forms a close, albeit short bond with the dragon, whose name is Ye, in which Kat learns that he is the last of all the dragons Ye he...


  3. says:

    My desire to read this book was three fold One, the author was a Troy Howell a man I never recognized as an author but knew as that fantastic artist for the American Redwall covers Second, the story centered around a dragon And three, it took place in Cripple Creek, the grownup arcade, the little town alive with coin clinking and what sounds like 50,000 gameboys blasting at once Suffice it to see I didn t enjoy my last trip to Cripple Creek, but it s a place I know, and so the book neede My desire to read this book was three fold One, the author was a Troy Howell a man I never recognized as an author but knew as that fantastic artist for the American Redwall covers Second, the story centered around a dragon And three, it took place in Cripple Creek, the grownup arcade, the little town alive with coin clinking and what sounds...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is an incredible YA ages 8 12 book I laughed I cried I couldn t stop reading This is a heart stirring adventure about all that glitters versus all that matters Truer words have never been written.The main character, Kaitlin Kat, aka Calamity Kat Graham has a thing for gold She even has a gold tooth So when she sees a poster for a tourist gold mine while on a cross country trip with her father and brother, of course she has to go.And thus the adventure begins.In the backstory, This is an incredible YA ages 8 12 book I laughed I cried I couldn t stop reading This is a heart stirring adventure about all that glitters versus all that matters Truer words have never been written.The main character, Kaitlin Kat, aka Calamity Kat Graham has a thing for gold She even has a gold tooth So when she sees a poster for a tourist gold mine while on a cross country trip with her father and brother, of course she has to go.And thus the adventure begins.In the backstory, Kat s mother was in an accident that put her in a home...


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    Katlin, her father and brother, Dillon, are driving west in hopes of making it to San Francisco in time for Dad to start a new job They were living the ideal upper class, suburban life until Katlin s mother had an accident that has left her in a coma Her continuing care and mounting bills have cost Dad his job and bankrupted the family.Katlin has a serious obsession with all things gold gold shoes, gold jewelry, golden haired ponies When she sees a road sign advertising the Mollie Kathleen Katlin, her father and brother, Dillon, are driving west in hopes of making it to San Francisco in time for Dad to start a new job They were living the ideal upper class, suburban life until Katlin s mother had an accident that has left her in a coma Her continuing care and mounting bills have cost Dad his job and bankrupted the family.Katlin has a serious obsession with all things gold gold shoes, gold jewelry, golden haired ponies When she sees a road sign advertising the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine in Cripple Creek, Colorado, Katlin begs her father to stop, Can t we do one fun thing Once on a tour of the mine, Katlin follows her obsession away from the group and falls down an old shaft And this is when she meets Ye, the last living dragon Ye is wise, experienced and enjoys a bit of witty repartee Kat is scared, excited not only by all the gold lying around , and smitten with Ye Once Ye shows her the way out of the mine, Katlin s mission i...


  6. says:

    First off let me state that the book is actually 385 pages long, not 304 like it says But that is a good thing, because those last 80 pages are where the story wraps up and gives you answers I really enjoyed this book A friend of mine suggested this book and actually acquired a signed copy for me My 9 year old daughter read it first and loved it So I had no choice, but to pick it up so she and I could talk about it I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I connected with the characters I w First off let me state that the book is actually 385 pages long, not 304 like it says But that is a good thing, because those last 80 pages are where the story wraps up and gives you answers I really enjoyed this book A friend of mine suggested this book and actually acquired a signed copy for me My 9 year old daughter read it first and loved it So I had no choice, but to pick it up so she and I could talk about it I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I connected with the characters I was easily transferred into the story The story has a little bit of everything adventure, fantasy, comedy, relationships, and so on TheI read, theinvolved I was Kat Graham is wonderful character that you follow t...


  7. says:

    Originally posted here.The Dragon of Cripple Creek by Troy Howell is a book about a dragon guarding gold in an Old West mine and the girl who discovers him and his dragon gold There is also an interesting sibling story thrown in.The novel has a lot going for it adventure, siblings working together, a dragon Most of it works very well too Kat is a fun heroine, one ...


  8. says:

    A cool American fantasy idea that gets a bit bogged down in the telling Kat and her family have had a rough time of it Her mom s in a coma, her dad lost his job, and now with her older brother the three of them are traveling cross country to California Along the way they stop in a town where an old gold mine called the Mollie Kathleen gives Kat a tour of an underground world While there, she unexpectedly gets separated from the group and meets Ye, an ancient dragon, the last of his kind Tak A cool American fantasy idea that gets a bit bogged down in the telling Kat and her family have had a rough time of it Her mom s in a coma, her dad lost his job, and now with her older brother the three of them are traveling cross country to California Along the way they stop in a town where an old gold mine called the Mollie Kathleen gives Kat a tour of an underground world While there, she unexpectedly...


  9. says:

    I actually liked this onethan I expected, especially considering that the title, plus the uninspiring green dragon on the cover did nothing to really excite me The book isn t a happily ever after fairy tale and the protagonist makes that clear pretty early on I do think there are a few too many characters to keep track of, but other than that it s a bittersweet and magical story with some really lovely writing.Some authors get fancy with the writing and it destroys the flow of the stor I actually liked this onethan I expected, especially considering that the title, plus the ...


  10. says:

    This is a delightful story of a headstrong young girl named Kat, who stumbles on the last living dragon on earth Troy Howell has captured the persona of the dragon in exactly the right manner The Dragon is a creature of interminable age, with a great sense of history and love of cliches The dialog is quick and witty throughout the book, understandable to young readers and adults Kat s relationship with her clueless father and her very observant kid brother is priceless and sets the framework This is a delightful story of a headstrong young girl named Kat, who stumbles on the last living dragon on earth Troy Howell has captured the persona of the dragon in exactly the right manner The Dragon is a creature of interminable age, with a great sense of history and love of cliches The dialog is quick and witty throughout the book, understandable to young readers and adults Kat s relationship with ...