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The Dragonsitter

Written by Josh Lacey

Illustrated by Garry Parsons

Adventure Stories Books of the Month Featured Books for 7+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on The Dragonsitter

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. A hilarious story full of useful tips for any dragon-minder. When Eddie’s Uncle Morton goes off on an urgent mission he leaves his dragon behind with Eddie as the babysitter. But a dragon is not easy to look after and what with dragon poo on the carpet, burn holes through the fridge door and flames in the curtains, Mum is soon at the end of her tether. What is Eddie to do? Eddie’s increasingly desperate emails to his uncle recount the terrible things the dragon does. What will his uncle’s remedy be? 

***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.

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The Dragonsitter Synopsis

'Dear Uncle Morton. You'd better get on a plane right now and come back here. Your dragon has eaten Jemima.' It had sounded so easy: Edward was going to look after Uncle Morton's unusual pet for a week while he went on holiday. But soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing, and the postman is fleeing down the garden path.

Brilliantly illustrated throughout by Garry Parsons, this brand-new novel for younger readers, by the author of the Grk books, is told entirely through hilarious emails!

The Grk series has been described as 'smart and pacy' by the Sunday Times and 'a delight' by The Times. Grk books have been shortlisted for the Branford Boase and Blue Peter Book Awards.

 

The Dragonsitter Press Reviews

Praise for books by this author:

The Island of Thieves:

'One of the best children's adventure stories of the year.' - Books for Keeps

Grk and the Hot Dog Trail: 'Doder has breathed new life into the classic ingredients of children's adventure writing . . . Gr-eat stuff.' - TES

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ISBN: 9781849394192
Publication date: 03/05/2012
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849394192
Publication date: 3rd May 2012
Author: Josh Lacey
Illustrator: Garry Parsons
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

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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