SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARDS 2019
'Irresistible ... a modern classic' GUARDIAN
'A warm-hearted debut ... lovely, expressive, characterful' SUNDAY TIMES
When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandad'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 and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and Tomas has got his very own dragon, Flicker ...
Tomas soon finds out that life with Flicker is great fun, but also very ... unpredictable. Yes, dragons are wonderful, but they also set fire to your toothbruth and leave your pants hanging from the TV aerial. Tomas has to learn how to look after Flicker - and quickly. And then something extraordinary happens - more dragonfruits appear on the tree. Tomas is officially growing dragons ...
The first book in a sparky and utterly enchanting new series.
This is Book 1 in the The Boy Who Grew Dragons Series. See all The Boy Who Grew Dragons books here.
Andy Shepherd (Author)
Andy Shepherd is a children's writer working on 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 (Illustrator)
Sara Ogilvie is an award-winning illustrat
Richmal Crompton was born in Lancashire in 1890. The first story about William Brown appeared in Home magazine in 1919, and the first collection of William stories was published in book form three years later. In all, thirty-eight William books were published, the last one in 1970, after Richmal Crompton's death.More about Sara Ogilvie