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The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?

Written by Josh Lacey

Illustrated by Garry Parsons

Part of the The Dragonsitter series Series

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LoveReading View on The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?

In a nutshell: dragons Halloween and a visit from Granny | Josh Lacey’s Dragonsitter stories are little masterpieces of comic storytelling. In each one, the action is revealed via emails between young Edward Smith-Pickles and his uncle Morton, owner of a family of dragons, with Garry Parsons’s illustrations of the photos and selfies sent as attachments adding further detail. Eddie’s matter-of-fact reports form a wonderful contrast with the evident disruption caused by the dragons, particularly when he mentions how the adults involved are reacting. In this adventure Eddie borrows the dragons to boost his chances in a Hallowe’en costume competition, but disaster occurs when the dragons find the Trick or Treat goodies. Apparently simple and very pick-up-able, these are sophisticated little adventures, and very good indeed. ~ Andrea Reece

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The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat? Synopsis

On Halloween the night is full of strange creatures: witches, vampires, ghosts - and dragons. In their seventh adventure Eddie and Emily take their uncle's pet dragons trick or treating. But the dragons have quite the sweet tooth, and it's not long before things go ghoulishly wrong...

The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat? 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: Trick or Treat? 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: 9781783444595
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783444595
Publication date: 1st September 2016
Author: Josh Lacey
Illustrator: Garry Parsons
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Humorous
Recommendations: eBooks

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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