Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold

Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold is the perfect middle grader adventure book to read! It offers a lot of humor, friendship and a whole lot of fun.
– Momma Braga


A Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets A Series of Unfortunately Events in Mark Leiknes’ Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold, which kicks off the new laugh-out-loud funny and delightfully meta highly illustrated middle grade series, Quest Kids.

Meet the mostly fearless and always funny Quest Kids: Gil, a wizard (well, wizard in training…the beard isn’t his); Terra, a 700-year-old elf kid; Boulder, a rock troll who is more of a cook than a fighter; Ash, a flatulent pig-dog-maybe-lizard hybrid; and, Ned, the intrepid and overly optimistic leader with his own personal quest to find his missing parents.

The Quest Kids are ready for their first real quest. This time, they won’t oversleep, they won’t be put off by a little rain, and they won’t accidentally burn down the village that hired them. All they have to do is find the Golden-Fleeced Rage Beast, shave it, and make a really nice golden tracksuit to appease a furious dragon. Simple, right?


Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold is a great middle schooler book! It offers the reader a dash of humor, magic and mystery. Who doesn’t like to read a good mystery?!

We loved reading this book especially with the comic style. It is one of our favorite styles to read and Nikki couldn’t put this book down! The main characters of the story are intriguing full of their own quirkiness. It is easy to get into the book because of it.

Nikki reading the story and often I would hear her giggle along which I loved!

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 dragons out of 5! The style, illustrations, adventure and the humor is what made this book stand out for us. Middle graders or reluctant readers will truly appreciate this book in their reading lineup. We loved it!

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About the Author

Mark Leiknes lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and three kids. He produced a nationally syndicated comic strip (Cow & Boy) for eight years and now he writes and illustrates books for kids. Mark studied graphic design in college and honed his comedic chops studying improv and sketch comedy at the acclaimed Groundlings School.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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