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Eddie has travelled with his uncle Morton to Mongolia, in hope of being one of the few to watch the Great Dragon Battle Ceremony. But wild dragons are not nearly so friendly as pet ones, and the inhospitable mountains are a dangerous place to be stuck with nothing but a pile of chocolate bars. Meanwhile, back at home, Mum can't quite believe her son has really run off to Mongolia, and now she has been left with the tricky task of dragonsitting . . .

Told in emails between Eddie and his mum, The Dragonsitter in the Land of the Dragons is an extra actionpacked tale of misunderstandings, monsters and Mars bars.

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This is Book 10 in the The Dragonsitter Series Series. See all The Dragonsitter Series books here.

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"Dear Mum, I have to tell you something. I am not in Glasgow with Uncle Morton. We are actually a bit further away. In fact we are 4,329 further away. I know we said we were going to Glasgow for the weekend, but that wasn't exactly true. Instead we got on a plane to Mongolia. I hope you don't mind. Could you dragonsit till we're back?"

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The first book in this series was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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26th February '19
Otter read it themselves aged 9 to 10
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5 stars
The Dragonsitter in the Land of the Dragons is a good book because the characters write letters to each other and there is no other text. My favourite character would have to be the main character - Edward Smith-Pickle!
The funniest moment would have to be when Edward finds his dragons. When I had finished the book, I was sad because it was a really good book.
10th February '19
Yr4 Dolphins read it themselves aged 8 to Under 1
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5 stars
Dolphins class were really excited about winning this book. We read it just before home time. The children thought the book was brilliant with a excellent adventure storyline. The illustrations were amazing and the children loved looking at them. 

It’s about a boy called Edward who goes on holiday to Mongolia with is uncle Morton. The only thing is his mum thinks they’ve gone somewhere else! But they’ve gone on an adventure to watch a dragon battle. 
11th February '19
I read it to eric_ aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Another nice adventure book from the Dragonsitter series. This book is also written through emails and the beautiful illustrations are photo attachments. Here the boy and his uncle go on an adventure to Mongolia to find where the Great Battle of Dragons is taking place and end up in a dangerous spot with hungry dragons, but are saved by the uncle's pet dragons.
My son's favourite part was when the boy was woken up by one of the nice dragons to see the Great Battle of Dragons with almost 40 of them.
We're still trying to figure out how to pronounce the food they have all the time, my son would laugh every time I tried to read it. We also tried to look it up online to see if it was an actual traditional Mongolian food.
21st February '19
Danmanx read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
Another great book in this series. I enjoyed this book so much I couldn’t put it down and read it all in one go. This book is written again in a series of emails. It is a great adventure book with some funny bits. This book would be great for boys and girls. Even if you haven’t read the rest of this series you can still enjoy this book. 
12th February '19
Rocky read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is a story about a boy called Edward who goes to Mongolia with his uncle Morton,  without telling his mum! The book is a series of emails between Edward and his mum, detailing all his exciting adventures. 

Evie has just started reading chapter books independently and read this book to me over four evenings. She needed help with some of the words but it was a perfect length for her. She found it very funny and didn't want to put it down when it was time for bed. 
18th February '19
Leximoo read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My daughter wouldn't put this book down. We havnt read any of the other books but my daughter had now asked for then for her birthday in few weeks. 
This ones is about Eddie who has travelled with his uncle Morton to Mongolia but his mum thinks they have gone to Glasgow. They are hoping to be one of the few to watch the Great Dragon Battle Ceremony. Poor mum has now got to dragon sit though. 
I love the fact it's done as emails between Eddie and his mum and has brilliant illustrations. It's definitely full of adventures.
27th January '19
Ama123 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
This book is amazing! It's about a boy called Edward who goes on holiday with his Uncle Morton to a country called Magnolia. They are looking for the Dragon Ceremony. This was my favourite part as the dragons flew around in different directions and no-one was hurt.
 5/5 stars. 

'The Dragonsitter in the Land of the Dragons' is written in the style of an email conversation mainly between Edward and his mum. The attachments are photos. Amatullah whizzed through this book, laughing at all the funny bits. The illustrations are excellent. She's looking forward to reading all the other books in the series. 
7th March '19
Rpk read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I haven’t read any of the other books by this author but I have asked my mom to buy me some as I loved this funny, exciting adventurous book. 
I like how it’s set out and the emails between Eddie and his mom as Eddie and his uncle travel through Mongolia. It’s a bit naughty of him not to tell his mom where he was really going. 
I read this book over three nights and really enjoyed it- it’s exciting all the way through. 
I’ve leant it to my class library 
25th February '19
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
I really enjoyed this book and have now added it to our school library for children to enjoy.
It was written in a very different and interesting way, using emails.
This book is a mixture of fantasy and adventure.
It includes a sense of worry throughout the book but mixed with lots of humour too.
Great read
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Garry Parsons is a popular British illustrator who has illustrated many well-loved children's books as well as provided illustrations for magazines, newspapers and adverts. 

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