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The boy who grew dragons

by Shepherd, Andy,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 6 copies
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Fiction J FIC SHE
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Tomas discovers a wild-looking plant in his grandfather's garden, he takes one of its unusual fruits home. It turns out to be a pitaya, or dragon fruit, and soon a tiny dragon emerges. Tomas is astonished but quickly resolves to raise the glittering creature, Flicker, in secret. Even as it sneezes sparks, chars the drapes, and produces highly explosive excrement, Tomas manages to keep his new pet hidden, but it becomes too difficult when he realizes that the dragon fruit tree is producing more and more mythical creatures. Shepherd's inventive story takes the humorous dragon-fruit premise and spins it into a tale full of silliness and charm. It's a joy to watch Tomas navigate his new, dragon-filled world, and readers will laugh at Flicker's antics and hold their breath during close calls as Tomas' community inches closer to discovering the magical creature. Ogilvie's accompanying illustrations complement the story perfectly, including an occasional singed page or plop of dragon droppings. Readers will be eager for more.--Emily Graham Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dragons -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First U.S. edition.
Contributors Ogilvie, Sara, 1971- illustrator.
Audience Ages 7-12.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Piccadilly Press, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre Ltd." -- Title page verso.
Description 212 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781499810110
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