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The Boy Who Grew Dragons
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"'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' is good-hearted fantasy fun."-New York Times Book Review

"This gently funny title is a must-purchase for public libraries, and a great recommendation for readers of all ages"-School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"Never has so much toilet humor been so charming."-Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will be eager for more."-Booklist

This hilarious middle-grade novel with illustrations throughout sees Tomas discover that he can grow dragons in his own garden

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.


  • ISBN-13: 9781499810110
  • ISBN-10: 1499810113
  • Publisher: Yellow Jacket
  • Publish Date: February 2020
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
  • Page Count: 224
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-12