By Shepherd, AndyIllustrated by Ogilvie, Sara
The first book in a wonderfully funny and sparky series illustrated by award-winning artist Sara OgilvieWhen Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandpa'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 fiery, fantastical and dazzling, but they also set fire to your toothbruth, singe your porridge, 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 ...Read more
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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 is an award-winning illustrator. She was born in Edinburgh in 1971 and now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. Sara's many picture books include THE DETECTIVE DOG by Julia Donaldson, THE WORST PRINCESS by Anna Kemp, and IZZY GIZMO by Pip Jones. Her middle grade fiction includes Phil Earle's DEMOLITION DAD (and others in the Storey Street series). www.saraogilvie.com
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