The Boy Who Grew Dragons

By: Andy Shepherd

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.

Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9781499810110

JLG Release: Mar 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Dragons , Friendship , Grandparents , Family life , Bullies

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Tomas “Chipstick” Liffy has agreed to help Grandad plant a garden in his backyard, but what he finds in the process is most surprising. When Tomas unearths an unidentified spiky, red fruit, the last thing he expects is for a dragon to hatch from inside. Tomas and his new friend, Flicker, get into all sorts of tricky situations—but they learn Tomas “Chipstick” Liffy has agreed to help Grandad plant a garden in his backyard, but what he finds in the process is most surprising. When Tomas unearths an unidentified spiky, red fruit, the last thing he expects is for a dragon to hatch from inside. Tomas and his new friend, Flicker, get into all sorts of tricky situations—but they learn about friendship and how to take care of those they love along the way. Shepherd delivers an outrageously funny and heartwarming story that will draw readers in and have them chuckling from beginning to end. Black-and-white illustrations by Ogilvie add to the overall Dahl-ness of this book. Young readers will laugh with Tomas and Flicker, and enjoy the heartfelt moments between Tomas and the rest of his family and friends. This gently funny title is a must-purchase for public libraries, and a great recommendation for readers of all ages.

Book Details

ISBN

9781499810110

First Release

March 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

224

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

little bee books

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Dragons, Friendship, Grandparents, Family life, Bullies,

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