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The Dragonsitter's Surprise

Written by Josh Lacey

Illustrated by Garry Parsons

Part of the The Dragonsitter series Series

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The Dragonsitter's Surprise Review

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous Stories about Animals

Another inventive, clever and hugely appealing story

There’s great excitement in the Smith-Pickle household when an old egg given to Eddie by Uncle Morton suddenly appears to be hatching. It’s clearly something very special and the cute little feathery creature that emerges has a strange effect on dragons: they seem to be both drawn to it, and terrified of it. With seven dragons in the garden, sporadically trying to attack the little fledgling in the house, no wonder Eddie’s Mum is cross. As ever the story is recounted through Eddie’s emails to Uncle Morton and it makes for fast, funny and highly entertaining reading. This is book nine in a consistently excellent series.

Andrea Reece

The Dragonsitter's Surprise Synopsis

Eddie was given a dragon's egg by his uncle for his last birthday, and one day he notices a crack in the egg. Soon the egg breaks open and out comes a very unusual creature. Just as Eddie and Emily are trying to cope with this new arrival, their mum announces that she has a surprise of her own...

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ISBN: 9781783446230
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446230
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: Josh Lacey
Illustrator: Garry Parsons
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Humorous, Animals

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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