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Publication date3rd May 2012
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Written by: Josh Lacey
Illustrated by: Garry Parsons
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Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. A hilarious story full of useful tips for any dragon-minder. When Eddie’s Uncle Morton goes off on an urgent mission he leaves his dragon behind with Eddie as the babysitter. But a dragon is not easy to look after and what with dragon poo on the carpet, burn holes through the fridge door and flames in the curtains, Mum is soon at the end of her tether. What is Eddie to do? Eddie’s increasingly desperate emails to his uncle recount the terrible things the dragon does. What will his uncle’s remedy be?
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SynopsisThe Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey
'Dear Uncle Morton. You'd better get on a plane right now and come back here. Your dragon has eaten Jemima.' It had sounded so easy: Edward was going to look after Uncle Morton's unusual pet for a week while he went on holiday. But soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing, and the postman is fleeing down the garden path.
Brilliantly illustrated throughout by Garry Parsons, this brand-new novel for younger readers, by the author of the Grk books, is told entirely through hilarious emails!
The Grk series has been described as 'smart and pacy' by the Sunday Times and 'a delight' by The Times. Grk books have been shortlisted for the Branford Boase and Blue Peter Book Awards.
Praise for books by this author:
The Island of Thieves:
'One of the best children's adventure stories of the year.' - Books for Keeps
Grk and the Hot Dog Trail: 'Doder has breathed new life into the classic ingredients of children's adventure writing . . . Gr-eat stuff.' - TES
About The Author
Josh Lacey was born in London. He is the eldest of seven children, with two younger brothers and four sisters. He still lives in London, now with his wife and baby.
Josh Lacey is the author of God is Brazilian, a biography of the man who introduced football to Brazil. He also writes under the name Joshua Doder, and his Grk novels have been received with acclaim; A Dog Called Grk was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award as well as many regional prizes, while Grk and the Pelotti Gang was shortlisted for the 2006 Blue Peter Book Awards in the ‘Book I Couldn't Put Down’ category.
Josh Lacey worked as a journalist, a screenwriter and a teacher before publishing his first novel. He is now a regular contributor to The Guardian.
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