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Dragons in a Bag

Dragons in a Bag

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The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the bag, and don't feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?

AN ALA-ALSC NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Dragons in a Bag series continues! Don't miss The Dragon Thief, and coming in Spring 2022, The Witch's Apprentice.

Author: Zetta Elliott
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: 10/23/2018
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.80w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781524770457
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.7
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 500193 / Dragons in a Bag


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2018 pg. 106
School Library Journal 08/01/2018 pg. 64
Booklist 08/01/2018 pg. 90
Publishers Weekly 08/06/2018
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2018 pg. 80
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Zetta Elliott was born in Canada and moved to the United States in 1994. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies, and her plays have been staged in New York and Chicago. Her essays have appeared in the Huffington Post, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. She is the author of over twenty-five books for young readers, including the award-winning picture books Bird and Melena's Jubilee. She is also a contibutor to We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, published by Crown Books for Young Readers. Elliott is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, she currently lives in Illinois. Learn more at zettaelliott.com.

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