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Josh Lacey

  • 5 stars across 35 books
    Joshua Doder is the pseudonym of Josh Lacey, the author of Bearkeeper and the Misfitz Mysteries. He worked as a journalist, a screenwriter and a teacher before writing his first book for children, A Dog Called Grk. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
    3rd May 2012

    The Dragonsitter

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

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    5th April 2018

    The Dragonsitter's Surprise

    Eddie was given a dragon's egg by his uncle for his last birthday, and one day he notices a crack in the egg. Soon the e... More

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    1st June 2017

    The Dragonsitter Detective

    Dear Uncle Morton Are you sitting down? If you're not, you probably should. Because I have some very bad news. Someone ... More

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    2nd May 2013

    The Dragonsitter Takes Off

    Dear Uncle Morton, Ziggy won't move from the linen cupboard. He still hasn't eaten a thing. Not even a Malteser. I'm rea... More

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    3rd October 2013

    The Dragonsitter's Castle

    Dear Uncle Morton Your dragons are still here. They have eaten the entire contents of the fridge and most of the tins in... More

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    6th March 2014

    The Dragonsitter's Island

    Eddie is dragonsitting again, but this time he's looking after Uncle Morton's Scottish island too. And there are some st... More

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    7th January 2016

    The Dragonsitter to the Rescue

    Dear Uncle Morton I have to tell you some bad news. We have lost Arthur. He's somewhere in London, but I don't know wher... More

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    1st May 2009

    The One That Got Away

    Ben's family is complicated. And being stuck in a remote cottage with his irritating elder sister, his silly half-sister... More

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    5th March 2015

    The Dragonsitter's Party

    It's Eddie's birthday and he's looking forward to a birthday party filled with fun, games and ...dragons? Ziggy and Arth... More

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    7th May 2009

    Grk Takes Revenge

    Tim and Natascha realise to their horror that Max has gone to Paris to confront their first adversary, Colonel Zinfandel... More

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    7th September 2006

    Grk and the Hot Dog Trail

    New York might be the Big Apple, but for Tim it's sausage city! A priceless golden statue has been stolen and Tim has a ... More

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    1st March 2009

    The Robbers

    A trip to the bank turns into a nightmare as Peter gets caught up in an armed robbery! Fast paced thriller. Barrington S... More

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    1st March 2012

    Grk and the Phoney Macaroni

    Dognapped! Grk is walking happily through the park, sniffing trees and chasing squirrels, when he's suddenly snatched by... More

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    4th May 2006

    Grk and the Pelotti Gang

    A trip to Brazil should be fun, right? Well, it's certainly exciting, as Tim and his dog Grk zip through the streets of ... More

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    7th July 2011

    The Island of Thieves

    Buried treasure. Ruthless gangsters. An ancient clue . . . Our Captayne took the pinnace ashore and I went with hym and... More

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    1st May 2008

    Grk Smells a Rat

    India. The country of curry, chutney, tigers, the Taj Mahal... and the blue rat gang. In Delhi, hundreds of children ha... More

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    4th October 2012

    The Sultan's Tigers

    The tiger is yours and you must come to take him. His jaw and chest are covered with fine jewels, rubies and emeralds . ... More

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    1st November 2013

    Na Gadaithe

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    4th June 2015

    Dragonsitter Trouble: 2 books in 1

    Two books in one means double the fun! Dear Uncle Morton, The McDougalls are here. Mr McDougall won't stop shouting. H... More

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    5th June 2014

    The Dragonsitter Disasters: 3 Books in 1

    Three books in one means triple the fun! The Dragonsitter Eddie is looking after his uncle Morton's dragon Ziggy whil... More

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    3rd May 2007

    Grk Operation Tortoise

    When Tim discovers a man badly hurt on a beach, his sun-kissed relaxing holiday in the Seychelles takes on a more danger... More

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    5th August 2010

    Grk Down Under

    When Grk sniffs some succulent sausages, he can't resist following his nose - and ends up on the other side of the world... More

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    5th May 2005

    A Dog Called Grk

    When Tim finds an abandoned and bedraggled little dog outside his house, he can't just leave him there, even though his ... More

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    5th May 2011

    The The Mystery of the Poisoned Pudding

    This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world t... More

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    5th May 2011

    The The Mystery of the Missing Finger

    This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world t... More

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    1st September 2016

    The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?

    On Halloween the night is full of strange creatures: witches, vampires, ghosts - and dragons. In their seventh adventure... More

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    5th May 2011

    Bug Club Blue (KS2) B/4A The Mystery of the Poisoned Pudding 6-pack

    This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world t... More

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    1st March 2018

    A Dog Called Grk

    When Tim finds an abandoned little dog outside his house, he can't just leave him there, even though his parents hate th... More

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    7th April 2008

    Bearkeeper

    A fearless boy with a fierce friend Pip is a blacksmith's apprentice - but he longs to be a famous knife-fighter like hi... More

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    1st February 2010

    Three Diamonds and a Donkey

    The Misfitz are in Marrakech with Ben's father and his fiancee. When her diamond ring is stolen, the police quickl... More

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    7th February 2019

    The Dragonsitter in the Land of the Dragons

    Eddie has travelled with his uncle Morton to Mongolia, in hope of being one of the few to watch the Great Dragon Battle... More

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