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The Boy Who Grew Dragons

The Boy Who Grew Dragons

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"'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' is good-hearted fantasy fun."-New York Times Book Review

"This gently funny title is a must-purchase for public libraries, and a great recommendation for readers of all ages"-School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"Never has so much toilet humor been so charming."-Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will be eager for more."-Booklist

This hilarious middle-grade novel with illustrations throughout sees Tomas discover that he can grow dragons in his own garden!

When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandfather's garden, he doesn't think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house and gets the shock of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragon fruit tree, and Tomas now has his very own dragon, Flicker!

While Tomas finds out that life with Flicker is fun, he also finds that it is very...unpredictable. Yes, dragons are wonderful, but they also set fire to your toothbrush and leave your underwear hanging from the TV antenna. Tomas has to learn how to look after Flicker---and quickly! And then something extraordinary happens: more dragon fruits appear on the tree! Now it's official, Tomas is growing dragons.

Author: Andy Shepherd
Publisher: Yellow Jacket
Published: 02/04/2020
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.80w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781499810110
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 506130 / Boy Who Grew Dragons

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019
Booklist 01/01/2020 pg. 91
School Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 70

About the Author
Andy Shepherd is a children's writer of middle grade fiction and picture books. She lives near Cambridge with her husband, two sons, and their Border collie. She spends her spare time trying to figure out how to move this beautiful city closer to the sea.

Sara Ogilvie is an award-winning illustrator. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. Sara's many picture books include The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson, The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp, and Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones. Her middle grade fiction includes Phil Earle's Demolition Dad and others in the Storey Street series. Find out more about her at
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