Screenplay in Development
Part One of the Star Trilogy
The Dragon Boy
by Prema Rose and Donald Samson
Based on a Novel by Donald Samson
Under the clandestine apprenticeship of Star, the Luck Dragon, a twice orphaned boy is prepared against all odds for his hidden destiny as a wandering knight and Dragon Keeper, revealing a deep love and caring between them.
About the Book
the Novel by Donald Samson has won the following awards
Moonbeam Children’s Awards
Gold Medal Winner of 2009
Best First Book
Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Young Adult Fiction
Mom’s Choice Awards
Fantasy, Myths, and Legends
The Dragon Boy was engaging from cover to cover; full of wonders, adventures, surprises and magic! It will capture the imagination of any child or adult that picks it up and gets started. I couldn’t put it down!
Elementary School Teacher
I just finished reading The Dragon Boy and thought that this book deserved a round of applause. Donald Samson put more than his heart into this book. This book was truly amazing and brought me to a fantastical world I have not been to in many years. The end however is by far what made me feel the way I do about this book. I thought the final two chapters were wonderful, inspiring, and heartwarming. It gave me a joyous feeling and I am very excited for the sequel.
A Kid’s Review
This book was exciting from start to finish. I want to see it in the movies. I read it in three days and ran out and bought the second book. The Dragon Boy is an awesome read. It was a story that you can connect to. Like a parable that can be applied to different circumstances in life. The lessons learned are never to give up, trust someone, press forward, and for sure, sometimes things get tougher before they get better. Your reward can be right around the corner if you don’t give up.
Orphaned twice by the time he was nine, the boy was living on the streets and did not even know his own name. He was not allowed to set foot inside the one place where he was determined to find work. To complete the disaster of his young life, the object of his affection was Star, an immense, emerald-green dragon. But good fortune finally smiled upon him. Star was a Luck Dragon. Unexpectedly, he was admitted into the elite Dragon Compound. From that moment, his life changed.
Accepted by some, reviled by others, Straw’s days become a mix of welcome work and staving off the aggressive attacks of those who believed he did not belong there. He discovers that the aloof dragon pays particular attention to him, raising him to new responsibilities. Now, with the dragon under his daily care, the boy discovers that Star can speak in a manner that only he can understand, through the music of his chime-like voice. Star reveals to him dragon lore long forgotten to the world, and the boy enters a secret apprenticeship. Although an orphan, Straw learns that he is descended from a long line of Dragon Keepers.
Years pass and, unknown to the rest, the boy is trained in the ways of a knight. One day, an army descends on the Dragon Compound, demanding a battle to the death between Star and their warrior king. When the knights of the realm fail in a tournament to curb the intentions of the warrior king, the dragon turns to Straw. Too young and inexperienced to openly challenge the king, he confronts him in the stables and provokes him into a fight, thus preventing the disastrous duel. However, Straw’s training with Star is revealed and, in disgrace, he is banished from the Kingdom. Upon leaving, he secretly receives all he needs to become a wandering knight: a horse, a sword, armor, and a new name. He rides forth, a novice and naïve knight. What Star could not teach him, life on the road now must.