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The Dragonsitter's Party

Written by Josh Lacey

Part of the The Dragonsitter series Series

Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on The Dragonsitter's Party

Josh Lacey’s Dragonsitter stories are short, sharp and very funny. Once again, Eddie Smith-Pickle and his mum are landed with looking after Uncle Morton’s dragons while he’s busy doing something else.  This time, their arrival coincides with Eddie’s birthday party, and Mum’s blossoming romance with Gordon. As ever, the havoc the dragons cause is described via Eddie’s emails to his uncle; Eddie gives us the bare basics so the reader fills in the blanks. Suffice to say that everyone has a great time at the party, with the exception of magician Mister Mysterio, and his rabbit. There’s a real adventure packed into this slim volume, perfect for newly independent readers.  ~ Andrea Reece

***In addition to a review by our Lovereading4kids editorial expert some children on our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review one of the titles in the Dragonsitter series - Dragonsitter's Island. They loved it.  Click here to read their reviews.


The Dragonsitter's Party Synopsis

It's Eddie's birthday and he's looking forward to a birthday party filled with fun, games and ...dragons? Ziggy and Arthur are the unexpected guests, but their idea of a good time involves eating everything in sight and ruining the party magician's tricks. Is Eddie in for the wrong kind of birthday surprise?

The Dragonsitter's Party Press Reviews


‘Short, sharp and funny’ Telegraph

‘Will entertain any child of 7+’ The Times

‘Ideal for young or reluctant readers and belly-busting laughter for all the family’ We Love This Book

‘Josh Lacey’s comic timing is impeccable . . .This witty little book deserves to be read and reread’  Books for Keeps

‘An enjoyable tale.’ Independent, 50 Best Winter Reads

‘Hilarious story full of useful tips for the dragon-minder.’  Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

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ISBN: 9781783442294
Publication date: 05/03/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783442294
Publication date: 5th March 2015
Author: Josh Lacey
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Humorous

About Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey is the author of many books for children including The Island of Thieves, Bearkeeper, The Dragonsitter and the Grk series. He has worked as a journalist and written one book for adults, God is Brazilian. His first book for children, A Dog Called Grk, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and is written under the pseudonym Joshua Doder. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters.  

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