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Dragonsitter Takes Off

Written by Josh Lacey

Part of the The Dragonsitter series Series

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers

LoveReading View on Dragonsitter Takes Off

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the first book about Eddie and Ziggy, a very unusual dragon, is now followed by a sequel.

Eddie had thought that looking after a dragon would be easy but how wrong he is! How Eddie manages his wayward dragon and deals with the fire breathing friend who comes to visit her is a brilliant follow up for all of Eddie and Ziggy’s fans.

***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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Dragonsitter Takes Off Synopsis

Dear Uncle Morton, Ziggy won't move from the linen cupboard. He still hasn't eaten a thing. Not even a Malteser. I'm really quite worried about him. Eddie had thought that this time dragonsitting would be easy - until Ziggy disappears, only to be found in the linen cupboard, refusing to budge. But moving Ziggy is the last thing on Eddie's mind when he learns that his uncle's dragon has been keeping a big secret...

Dragonsitter Takes Off Press Reviews

Praise for The Dragonsitter...

‘Short, sharp and funny’ Telegraph

‘Will entertain any child of 7+’ The Times

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

‘Josh Lacey’s comic timing is impeccable . . .This witty little book deserves to be read and reread’ Books for Keeps

‘An enjoyable tale.’ Independent, 50 Best Winter Reads

‘Hilarious story full of useful tips for the dragon-minder.’ Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

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ISBN: 9781849395717
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849395717
Publication date: 2nd May 2013
Author: Josh Lacey
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories

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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