Book 1 in the Dream Keeper Saga - an adventure novel series for kids 8-12 with Christian Themes.
Even though she’s only 12 years old, Lily McKinley already feels the weight of the world’s brokenness. She’s seen it in her mother’s exhaustion, her grandmother’s illness, and the cruelty of Adam, the bully at her school. But most tragically, she experienced it two months ago when her father died in a terrible accident.
As an artistic daydreamer, Lily has a brilliant imagination to help her cope, but that imagination often gets her into trouble. One day, it transports her to a fantasy world called the Somnium Realm, where her father’s secret history embroils her in an epic quest. With the help of a dragon guide named Cedric, Lily battles evil shrouds, harpies, and other creatures to find her way through grief, rescue the world from evil, and discover the power of redemption.
This thrilling novel by Kathryn Butler mixes fantasy with Christian themes, taking kids 8-12 on a quest through castles, forests, and caverns to help a young girl find hope and usher in restoration.
- Christian Themes: This exciting story invites readers into deep conversations about the gospel and theological issues including faith, mourning, sacrifice, salvation, and redemption
- Ideal for kids 8-12 and Families: Includes kids’ favourite fantasy and adventure elements with imaginative new characters and settings they’ll love
- Book 1 in the Dream Keeper Saga by Kathryn Butler
Chapter 1: The Dragon in the Kitchen
Chapter 2: The Knight in the Schoolyard
Chapter 3: An Intruder in the Fortress
Chapter 4: Race for Ambush Ledge
Chapter 5: Twilight
Chapter 6: Ogres and Kestrels
Chapter 7: The Wilderness
Chapter 8: The Cliff
Chapter 9: Pax
Chapter 10: Downriver
Chapter 11: The Cascades
Chapter 12: The Basin
Chapter 13: The Cat and the Harpy
Chapter 14: The Flying Emerald
Chapter 15: Castle Iridyll
Chapter 16: The Council
Chapter 17: The Song
Chapter 18: The Quest Begins
Chapter 19: Fire in the Air
Chapter 20: Lost in the Desert
Chapter 21: The Forgotten
Chapter 22: The Cave of Lights
Chapter 23: Treachery
Chapter 24: The Petrified Forest
Chapter 25: The Catacombs
Chapter 26: Eymah
Chapter 27: The Escape
Chapter 28: Beginnings and Endings
|140mm x 216mm x 14mm
I could not put this book down! Butler brings creative imagination and spiritual depth together in a way that keeps children engaged and curious. The larger-than-life storyline of The Dragon and the Stone is worth daydreaming about at your desk and discussing with your family around the table. Be prepared for your kids to initiate creative projects after reading!
The Dragon and the Stone displays all the imagination a book about the realm of dreams should have. The stakes are high—in that realm, and this—but it’s worth braving the dangers.
The Dragon and the Stone invites young readers to make an exciting journey into the realm of dreams with Lily McKinley and her eccentric companions. With a great deal of inventiveness and a touch of whimsy, Kathryn Butler takes the reader on a perilous ride that they won't want to end. I was gripped from the first chapter, and I expect families will soon be clamoring for the next book in The Dream Keeper Saga!