Timothy and the Dragon's Gate

Timothy and the Dragon's Gate Adrienne Kress
  • Title: Timothy and the Dragon's Gate
  • Author: Adrienne Kress
  • ISBN: 9781602860230
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Timothy and the Dragon's Gate Adrienne Kress Timothy and the Dragon s Gate From the author of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman comes the second tale in this magical series the adventures of a smart aleck young boy who must protect a thousand year old dragon and return him to Ch
    From the author of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman comes the second tale in this magical series the adventures of a smart aleck young boy who must protect a thousand year old dragon and return him to China.
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    About Adrienne Kress


    1. Adrienne Kress is a Toronto born actor and author who loves to play make believe She also loves hot chocolate And cheese Not necessarily together.2016 saw the release of HATTER MADIGAN Ghost in the H.A.T.B.O.X an exciting collaboration with NY Times bestselling author Frank Beddor set in the same world as his Looking Glass Wars YA books And April 2017 she releases the first book in her new Middle Grade series THE EXPLORERS The Door in the Alley Delacorte, Random House.October 2016 her essay appeared alongside work by the likes of Margaret Atwood and Mariko Tamaki in the non fiction anthology THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS Dark Horse.She is also the author of two other children s novels ALEX AND THE IRONIC GENTLEMAN and TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON S GATE And also the YA novels, THE FRIDAY SOCIETY Steampunk Adventure from Dial Penguin, 2012 and OUTCAST a quirky YA paranormal romance from Diversion Books, 2013.Some info about Adrienne she is a theatre graduate of the Univeristy of Toronto and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the UK Published around the world, ALEX was featured in the New York Post as a Post Potter Pick, as well as on the CBS early show It won the Heart of Hawick Children s Book Award in the UK and was nominated for the Red Cedar The sequel, TIMOTHY, was nominated for the Audie, Red Cedar and Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards, and was recently optioned for film THE FRIDAY SOCIETY was nominated for a Quill Award, and has been optioned for television.Oh, and the German title for ALEX is DIE HALSUBERKOPFUNDKRAGENDRAMATISCHABENTEUERLICHE KATASTROPHENEXPEDITION DER ALEX MORNINGSIDE.No.Seriously Find her on Twitter twitter AdrienneKressOn Instagram instagram AdrienneKressAnd on Facebook facebook pages Adrien


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    1. 2.5 stars It was not bad, per se, but truth is I was not loving it either.I had a hard time feeling like I knew or cared about Timothy He has behavioral issues, some of which can be attributed to the neglect of his parents, lack of discipline and his own intelligence not being challenged or directed toward something meaningful Still, I expected a little bit exploration of those issues and resolution and all we get is a token dinner Alex and Timothy s friendship is barely existent At what point [...]

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    2. Warning Very, very mild spoilers Firstly The ninja was Canadian Yay Secondly The villain s self given name was The Man in the Beige Linen Suit And really, how much cooler can you get than that Thirdly The whole dragon thing was kind of wrong, and the dragon thing is kind of the whole idea of the book, which is unfortunate BUT Everything else was fantastic, so that s OK.Fourthly I loved how Timothy met up with Alex right after the events that happened in Alex and the Ironic Gentleman Very cool.So [...]

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    3. WARNING This review contains SPOILERS about the book.This is a really great book.I say that because it has lots of details, and they are mostly all focused on the topic, which allows readers to visualize the book really well.Also, there s the fact that Alex, from Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, comes back in this book for another adventure, which is a sudden twist in the story It even makes some people think that Timothy and the Dragon s Gate is a sequel to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, even tho [...]

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    4. Timothy and the Dragon s Gate had direction than book one in the series and made for a enjoyable read.The story moved along and the obstacles that were in the way made sense and aided in the characters growth, which were parts I found lacking in Alex and the Ironic Gentleman I also liked how the two stories came together and added to the adventure.

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    5. I didn t know this was part of a series but it works well as a stand alone The narrator is annoying but the plot is solid.

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    6. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Timothy Freshwater, 11 years old, has been expelled from the last school in the city He s played too many pranks and his teachers say he s too smart for his own good Since he s now out of school, Mr Bore, the CEO of the company his dad works for, recruits Timothy as his intern so Timothy can teach Mr Bore how to make people like him In Mr Bore s office, Timothy also meets Mr Shen, a small Chinese man who happens to be an enslaved dragon In order to free hi [...]

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    7. Confieso que lo que me atrajo, en primera instancia, fue el t tulo Luego observ la tapa y me gust m s Y el resumen termin de convencerme Parec a atractivo, en la superficie y en la profundidad, as que lo compr Y, dada su relaci n calidad precio, he salido ganando.Al principio, Timothy, un nene inteligente, insolente y sin adultos que puedan darle los l mites que necesita, es expulsado de la ltima escuela de la ciudad As que termina en el trabajo de su padre, donde su insolencia le termina ganand [...]

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    8. Timothy Freshwater is a smart, cynical eleven year old who is almost too smart for his own good After being expelled from the last school in town that would accept him, Timothy s father brings him to work where Timothy meets the big boss, CEO Evans Bore and the company mail clerk, Mr Shen When timothy s father leaves on a business trip, Timothy is left with a reclusive neighbour, Sir Bazalgette, a well respected and famous architect These three people, Evans Bore, Mr Shen and Sir Bazalgette, the [...]

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    9. How would you like it if every teacher you met was afraid of you Timothy has been expelled from every school in his city And he knows it s not really because he stuffed a student into a locker, put dog poo in a teacher s briefcase or organized a student protest It s because he s smarter than adults and it scares them And so, Timothy ends up at his father s workplace instead of going to school and becomes quite accidentally the CEO s intern, with the job of helping the CEO, Evans Bore, understand [...]

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    10. I don t have any children I ve never really felt any desire to be a parent.Every once in a while, though, I read a children s book and wish I had children I could read it to Timothy and the Dragon s Gate is one of those books.Young Timothy is a boy who is too smart for his own good Timothy, of course, disagrees with this assessment because, well, he s too smart for his own good He has managed to get himself expelled from every school in the city, leaving his father uncertain what to do with the [...]

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    11. We love this story My son loves the adventure and suspense He regularly convinces me to stay in the car for an extra 20 30 minutes to continue listening audio book version , because he just has to know what happens next I admit I am also anticipating the next scene, and willingly let ice cream melt in the trunk just to hear it.I love the main character He is a boy who, hurt by the relational void with his parents and constantly being misunderstood and constantly in trouble , has adopted an angri [...]

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    12. Timothy Freshwater, 11 years old, has been expelled from the last school in the city He s played too many pranks and his teachers say he s too smart for his own good Since he s now out of school, Mr Bore, the CEO of the company his dad works for, recruits Timothy as his intern so Timothy can teach Mr Bore how to make people like him In Mr Bore s office, Timothy also meets Mr Shen, a small Chinese man who happens to be an enslaved dragon In order to free him so he can regain his dragon form, some [...]

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    13. Timothy s Dad is at his wit s end Timothy has just gotten himself kicked out of yet another school With nothing else to do, the boy hangs around his Dad s work This is where the adventure begins Timothy meets a man with a strange secret It would seem his assistant, Mr Shen, is a dragon What s , this dragon needs to get to China to the Dragon s Gate, immediately Unfortunately, there are a few challenges along the way, including pirates and the fact that no one seems to know how to get to the Drag [...]

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    14. This unique follow up to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman continues the adventure but with a twist the first half of the story focuses on Timothy Freshwater a smart but sullen and uncooperative eleven year old It is only in the second half of the book that Alex and The Ironic Gentleman show up At that point Alex and Timothy team up and work together.The style and sense of humor continues in this newest adventure, and the plot hook is equally creative, but I just didn t like Timothy as much as I did [...]

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    15. Pirates, a Canadian ninja, three menacing black cabs, a dragon in human form, a realistically flawed but still lovable main character, and a wonderful cross country trek to save the day Everything I expected plus from the sequel of one of my favorite books It seems a lot of people didn t like Timothy I can see why he s got an attitude and is much cynical than the amazing Alex But I liked him He was a realistic human being And he does change towards the end The thing I love about these books is [...]

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    16. Sullen, gifted, bored Timothy gets kicked out of the last school in the city What s a parent to do A frazzled father, with no help from star wannabe mother, takes Timothy to work with him Now the adventures begin as Timothy meets a bespelled dragon and unwillingly goes on a quest to help the dragon break the spell Along the way he encounters friends and foe, never always knowing which is wihich This is a fun, fast paced book that I greatly enjoyed Filled with adventure, humor, growing pains, and [...]

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    17. This book was good if you liked books about people who are just there to annoy others The whole book Timothy was ignoring others and insulting others, and the insults weren t even good either They say he s super smart, but every time something went wrong, he wouldn t even try to find a solution And since he s ignoring everyone, nothing happens When something does happen, he won t do anything I found that Timothy was rude and obnoxious and when he tried to be funny, it failed The book was a bad p [...]

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    18. So, this one started off not being a sequel to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, but then it was, so yay Just as funny as the first one, without the weird, long, unsettling train ride.Timothy has been kicked out of every school in the city, and doesn t really know what will come next As it turns out, it s a dragon But in human form And he is forced to be the servant of whoever holds this gold key Because he was a mean greedy dragon in the past But now he s a weird old Chinese guy Anyway, if he gets [...]

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    19. This is the sequel to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman which I absolutely loved, and it was a bit of a disappointment.It certainly wasn t bad, just a let down from Kress first effort which was, what I believe, the archetypal children s book should be like The main character was much less likable than Alex much like how Harry Potter gets when he s going through puberty in book 5, except we don t have the history with Timothy to really care about seeing him through it , and the humor was just less go [...]

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    20. I loved this book I thought that this book was a great sequel to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman Timothy is different from Alex and his personality is a different humor More sarcastic I thought it was similar to the first on certain things, which was fine, but in this one, the plot had a much better purpose I thought this one lacked the innocent kid storytelling in the first, but this one still had its funny moments I really couldn t put this book down, especially since I was so excited for Timot [...]

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    21. I d like to, in actuality, give this book two and a half stars, because it wasn t so bad as to garner a two, but also, wouldn t quite make three Alex and the Ironic Gentleman was cute, witty, and highly enjoyable to read I mentioned it to a few people, because I thought it was worth mentioning However, its sequel did not live up to the first book I felt this book tried too hard to be funny, and it just lost its appeal as a result Shame really Ah well, you can t win with them all I suppose.

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    22. I hated this book Timothy was a terrible child that no one could like His attitude was beyond bad, it was out of character The fact that the author threw in characters from a previous book just to make a sequel didn t help Oh and don t forget that the adults acted like they were braindead uncaring people Sometimes it felt like the author tried to make her writing whitty or smart alicky to get the kids to like it but it turned readers off because it felt like a back talking teenager.

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    23. This book is thrilling, taking place at about the same time as Alex and the ironic gentlemen This book reveals that Timothy is persistent to rescue his friends while facing multiple challenges, like escaping the trio of black cabs, or facing a group of ninjas A thriller for all ages, seeing Timothy rescuing a Chinese dragon from a curse that he s been under for hundreds of years Enjoy reading this book

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    24. I enjoyed this book slightly less than Kress first book, but only slightly She creates an honest young adult voice and bring the reader into a conspiracy For example, when the adventurers have to walk for hours to reach the coast, she states that this part of adventure is boring and let s just get to the pirates already There was far less absurdism in this book than in Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, but only a little This book was a lot of fun and full of adventure.

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    25. Es kommt ja selten vor, aber ich habe es nicht geschafft weiter als bis Seite 40 zu kommen Das Problem an diesem Buch ist die Hauptfigur Timothy Freshwater ist hochbegabt, bereits von allen Schulen geflogen und geht einem einfach nur auf die Nerven Er ist trotzig, gelangweilt und desinteressiert Sein Vater, der langsam etwas verzweifelt ist kann einem nur leid tun Ich h tte dieses Kind wahrscheinlich schon l ngst zur Adoption freigegeben.

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    26. Review by Reviews by Cole my son In Timothy and the Dragon s Gate was the same thing, very exiting as its climax progresses super fast and gets you glued to the action as Timothy is trying to save a dragon who was cursed to be a slave for a long time and to save his dragon friend he will have to pass though the dragon s gate, as he is stopped by a ninja and Read Timothy and the Dragons Gate to find out what happens I give Timothy and the Dagon s Gate 5 bats

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    27. Timothy is a very annoying, whiny, brat I did not really enjoy him at all In fact, I was almost rooting for the bad guys Then the author finally had him meet Alex from her first book and it became tolerable again I still enjoyed the writing style and Ms Kress does a good job at moving the story along This would be a great 9 14 yr old book for boys or girls Nice and clean but I liked the first book better

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    28. It took a while to get into possibly my fault as I haven t done a lot of my book listening work lately As with Kress previous book, I enjoy her quirky writing style with interesting turns of phrase and almost even a feeling of a reference to the reader I was totally happy to see Alex again and I enjoyed the plot twists and two faced characters we met while listening to this book.

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    29. A funny and clever read Timothy is such a real 11 year old boy, complete with attitude and all My favorite part is when Mr Shen drinks the milkshake in the diner Such an inconsequential part and I have no idea why that s my favorite, but I seriously laughed out loud I could so picture him doing it The narrative voice and Timothy s personality were a great combo.

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    30. 2 1 2 stars.Didn t like as much as Alex and the Ironic Gentleman This took for ev er to get going and the characters were not nearly as likeable Kept waiting and hoping for Alex to make an appearance, any appearance, and that s the reason why this gets bumped up a full starotherwise this would be 1 1 2 stars.

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