The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Utterly heartwarming, funny and charming. From Tomas’s magic seeds, mighty dragons grow! When Tomas finds 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 of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! It seems that the tree is a dragonfruit tree, and Tomas now has his very own dragon, Flicker! Life with Flicker is great fun, but also rather startling. Yes, dragons are delightful, but they also set fire to your toothbruth and leave your pants hanging from the TV aerial. But just as Tomas starts to get the hang of looking after Flicker, more dragonfruits appear on the tree. Tomas is officially growing dragons…

  • Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Prize 2019
  • The first book in a sparky and enchanting new series
  • Also longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019
  • Full of imagination, magic, humour and lovely artwork

“Irresistible … a modern classic.” Guardian

“A warm-hearted debut … lovely, expressive, characterful.” Sunday Times

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