Parents' Guide to

The Mark of the Dragonfly

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Exciting fantasty adventure with a splash of steampunk.

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age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

Great Book!

Lots of exciting action and great characters. I loved it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 11+

Great book!

I am a librarian for an elementary school. I am always looking for books for the "tween" that are not inappropriate for their age. This book is one of the best I have read. This book has just the right amount of science fiction and adventure to make it interesting for the boys but not boring to the girls while it has just the right amount of boy/girl attraction to make it interesting to the girls but not turn off the boys. There is lots here to like - I would give it a read - you won't be sorry. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Jayleigh Johnson makes a thrilling, inventive YA debut with THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY​. The fantasy world is richly imagined with convincing detail. The characters are well fleshed out, fully realized, and easy to relate to. She deftly combines elements of steampunk, fantasy creatures, and magical abilities. The adventure is exciting and well plotted to keep the pages turning for a wide range of ages and interests.

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