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The Dragonsitter's Island

Written by Josh Lacey

Illustrated by Garry Parsons

Part of the The Dragonsitter series Series

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LoveReading View on The Dragonsitter's Island

A welcome addition to the highly entertaining Dragonsitter series which has previously been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Eddie is looking after his Uncle Morton’s dragon on a remote Scottish island. As ever with anything to do with Uncle Morton, nothing goes entirely to plan. Eddie is managing a locked house, the dinosaurs, some grumpy neighbours and…the Loch Ness Monster. Can he keep everyone safe before his uncle returns?

The Dragonsitter's Island Synopsis

Eddie is dragonsitting again, but this time he's looking after Uncle Morton's Scottish island too. And there are some strange goings on: the local sheep are disappearing, and Eddie swears he sees a mysterious creature in the loch. Could there be more than just dragons living there? It seems Eddie is in for a beastly surprise!

The Dragonsitter's Island Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Aarav Mehta, age 5 - 'This book is very fantastic as you imagine the story in your own way.' Read full review >
  • 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.'  Read full review >
  • Oliver Lonsdale, age 6 - 'I liked this book a lot as the dragons were nice (they are usually horrid).' Read full review >
  • 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.' Read full review >
  • 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.' Read full review >
  • Milind Kowsik, age 7 - 'This book is so funny, I am going to read all other books in this series.' Read full review >
  • 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.' Read full review >

The Dragonsitter's Island 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: 9781783440450
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783440450
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Author: Josh Lacey
Illustrator: Garry Parsons
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Other Categories: 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. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters.  

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