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The Dragonsitter in the Land of Dragons

Written by Josh Lacey

Illustrated by Garry Parsons

Part of the The Dragonsitter series Series

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LoveReading View on The Dragonsitter in the Land of Dragons

Eddie and Uncle Morton’s biggest dragon adventure yet

February 2019 Book of the Month

This is book ten in this excellent series which recounts – via email exchanges – the escapades of young Eddie Smith-Pickle and his eccentric Uncle Morton, dragon aficionado and explorer. In this episode, Eddie’s first email to his long-suffering mother is entitled Confession and gets straight to the point: he’s not in Glasgow as mum believes, but 4,329 miles further away. Uncle Morton has persuaded his nephew to accompany him to Mongolia to witness the legendary Great Dragon Battle Ceremony. The trip turns out to be every bit as exciting as you’d expect, and it’s only the arrival of Uncle Morton’s own dragons, Ziggy and Arthur, that prevents Eddie ending up as a dragon’s dinner. The email format ensures the stories are told with the utmost economy, but they’re also full of humour and wit. This is sophisticated storytelling in a really accessible format, no wonder the series has now reached number ten.

Andrea Reece

The Dragonsitter in the Land of Dragons Synopsis

Eddie has travelled with his uncle Morton to Mongolia, in hope of being one of the few to watch the Great Dragon Battle Ceremony. But wild dragons are not nearly so friendly as pet ones, and the inhospitable mountains are a dangerous place to be stuck with nothing but a pile of chocolate bars. Meanwhile, back at home, Mum can't quite believe her son has really run off to Mongolia, and now she has been left with the tricky task of dragonsitting ...

Told in emails between Eddie and his mum, The Dragonsitter in the Land of the Dragons is an extra actionpacked tale of misunderstandings, monsters and Mars bars.

The Dragonsitter in the Land of Dragons Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This book of emails describe Edward’s trip to see the Great Dragon Battle Ceremony. Will he see it? Will he make it home again? Find out why it’s useful to carry emergency chocolate in this intriguing story with great pictures. Full review

Lucas Blake (Age 8)

Chocolate eating dragons! Emailing his mum on his wild adventures. Awesome read! Full review

Teddy Simmons (Age 9)

This book is great for children from around 7-12. I really liked how Uncle Morton has two dragons himself but when he meets the other dragons he’s terrified. Full review

Lily O’Dwyer (Age 10)

This book is amazing! It's about a boy called Edward who goes on holiday with his Uncle Morton to a country called Magnolia. They are looking for the Great Dragon Battle Ceremony. Full review

Amatullah Khatun (Age 8)

A fun short reader with some laugh out loud moments. A lovely addition to the The Dragonsitter series. Full review

Sarah Ormes (Age adult - sc)

Fantastic book. Full of adventure. Full review

Henry Wood (Age 7)

Only really okay if you have read one of the first books in the Dragonsitter series. Full review

Rob (Age 9)

Interesting Book and full of adventures. Full review

Prisha Yadav (Age 9)

An adventure book written as a collection of emails about a boy, his uncle and dragons! Full review

Sam Briggs (Age 9)

I really like this book.I would have liked to have known more about the Dragons before, but then I've not read any others in the series. I would give it 8/10 I just wish it was longer as I was sad when it finished so I hope the author writes another one soon. The pictures are pretty cool by the way. I wish Dragons were real now. Full review

Gene Macaulay (Age 7 )

I would like to read other books in this series because I really enjoyed the story and it was very interesting. Full review

Hana (Age Year 7)

I would like to read the first book in the series to see if that would help me to understand this better. Full review

Olivia Hughes (Age 8)

The Dragonsitter in the Land of Dragons Press Reviews

Praise for the Dragonsitter Series...

‘A witty and perfectly formed little book that deserves to be read and reread’ Books for Keeps

‘Short, sharp and funny’ Telegraph

‘Will entertain any child of 7+’ The Times

‘Belly-busting laughter for all the family’ We Love This Book

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ISBN: 9781783448005
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448005
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: Josh Lacey
Illustrator: Garry Parsons
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Animals, Fantasy / Magical, Humorous
Recommendations: Books of the Month, 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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