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The Dragonsitter (The Dragonsitter series) [Paperback]

Josh Lacey , Garry Parsons
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Book Description

3 May 2012 The Dragonsitter series (Book 1)

'Dear Uncle Morton. You'd better get on a plane right now and come back here. Your dragon has eaten Jemima.'

It had sounded so easy: Edward was going to look after Uncle Morton's unusual pet for a week while he went on holiday. But soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing, and the postman is fleeing down the garden path.

'Short, sharp and funny' - Telegraph

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Product details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen (3 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849394199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849394192
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Josh Lacey is the author of several books for children including The Dragonsitter, The Island of Thieves, Bearkeeper and the Grk books.

He worked as a journalist, a teacher and a screenwriter before writing his first book, A Dog Called Grk. There are now eight books in the Grk series, set in different countries around the world - from New York to Rio de Janeiro, India to Italy.

The Island of Thieves and The Sultan's Tigers follow the adventures of Tom Trelawney and his uncle, battling criminals and hunting for treasure.

The Dragonsitter, packed with wonderful illustrations by Garry Parsons, was shortlisted for the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. The story continues in The Dragonsitter Takes Off, The Dragonsitter's Castle and The Dragonsitter's Island.

Josh has written one book for adults, God is Brazilian, a biography of the man who introduced football to Brazil.

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"Short, sharp and funny" (Martin Chilton Telegraph)

"Will entertain any child of 7+" (Amanda Craig The Times)

"Ideal for young or reluctant readers and belly-busting laughter for all the family" (We Love This Book)

"Josh Lacey's comic timing is impeccable . . . This witty little book deserves to be read and reread" (Books for Keeps)

"An enjoyable tale." (Independent, 50 Best Winter Reads)

Book Description

A hilarious novel for younger readers by the author of the Grk books. Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An ideal present 11 May 2012
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This granny won lots of points for giving this book to 8 years old twins. No suggestion of reading it aloud - they grabbed, read, loved and finished it at top speed. Highly recommended for (roughly) five to eight year olds - and their elders!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant for children 26 Mar 2014
By J. Dees
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I am 7. This is a brilliant book and it's so good that I read it in one night. It's made up of funny emails and the emails get you through the story. I'm buying the others straight away.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for child and parent 14 Oct 2013
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Josh Lacey's debut childrens book is a delight. Presented as a series of emails between uncle and nephew, the basic story is good fun and there's lots of little bits of wry humour in the illustrations to keep the parents interested too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book! 4 Feb 2013
By Jessie
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A great book for developing readers- funny and engaging but not too complex in terms of vocabulary. My little girl has been hard to please in terms of books that she gets into reading herself but this has been a great hit!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book 21 Nov 2012
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My son is 7 and an avid reader. He liked this book. It is quite thin though so he read it very quickly.
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