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The Dragonsitter to the Rescue

Written by Josh Lacey

Illustrated by Garry Parsons

Part of the The Dragonsitter series Series

Family / Home Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on The Dragonsitter to the Rescue

Josh Lacey’s Dragonsitter books pack really quite huge adventures as well as a lot of laughs into a very short extent, and are perfect for young readers. The Smith-Pickles are still baby-sitting Uncle Morton’s dragons and Eddie takes two, Ziggy and baby Arthur, on a half-term trip with Dad to London. Cue disaster, especially when Arthur escapes in the Natural History Museum. As ever, the story is told via emails from Eddie to his uncle, and his brief reports provide just enough detail to enable the reader to fill in the blanks for a real sense of the chaos being caused. Inventive, clever and hugely satisfying these little books are really very good indeed.  ~ Andrea Reece

Fans will also enjoy Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, another zany but cleverly written and illustrated adventure.

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The Dragonsitter to the Rescue Synopsis

More chaos and fun as Eddie takes the dragons to London, but things go seriously wrong when Arthur gets lost! The sixth book in the popular Dragonsitter series.

Dear Uncle Morton I have to tell you some bad news. We have lost Arthur. He's somewhere in London, but I don't know where. Eddie takes the dragons with him on his half-term trip to London, but it's not long before disaster strikes and both dragons go missing. From the Natural History Museum to the London Eye, through tube stations, hotels and London Zoo, Eddie chases his dragons, hoping to avert disaster. But there's no smoke without a fire...

The Dragonsitter to the Rescue Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review Dragonsitter's Island, part of the Dragonsitter series; You can read their full reviews here.

  • Aarav Mehta, age 5 - 'This book is very fantastic as you imagine the story in your own way.'
  • James Wood, age 6 - 'This book is an unusual style compared to most other books I've read. It's written as e-mails between the boy in the story Eddie and his Uncle Morton. It is a good adventure story and quite funny.' 
  • Oliver Lonsdale, age 6 - 'I liked this book a lot as the dragons were nice (they are usually horrid).'
  • Harry Gray, age 6 - 'The email exchange format was novel and introduced a new range of language.  Overall a very humorous and enjoyable book with great pace and characters.'
  • Isaac East, age 7 - 'The Dragonsitter's Island is a really funny book.  Eddie is asked to look after his uncle's dragon on a special Island with a tiny town on it.'
  • Milind Kowsik, age 7 - 'This book is so funny, I am going to read all other books in this series.'
  • Daisy Sellers, age 9 - 'This book was very interesting because it had myths and legends in it...It was well illustrated and easy to read.'

The Dragonsitter to the Rescue Press Reviews

Praise for the Dragonsitter Series

'Short, sharp and funny' - Telegraph

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

'Will entertain any child of 7+' - The Times

'Every story will delight' - Lovereading

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ISBN: 9781783443291
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783443291
Publication date: 7th January 2016
Author: Josh Lacey
Illustrator: Garry Parsons
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Humorous
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

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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