Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book (Paperback)

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book By Bruce Coville, Gary A. Lippincott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bruce Coville, Gary A. Lippincott (Illustrator)
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The funny classic middle grade book about a boy who accidentally hatches a dragon.

Sixth grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever.

After he leaves Mr. Elives’ magic shop with a strange marbled egg, it soon becomes clear that this is one pet he wasn’t prepared for! How is he supposed to keep a flame-breathing dragon with razor-sharp teeth and an out-of-control appetite in his bedroom?

But if the playful baby dragon is ever to grow up to become a magnificent beast of myth and legend, it needs Jeremy. And though he doesn’t know it yet, Jeremy needs a dragon.

★ “A funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious undercurrents lend it unexpected depth.” —Kirkus (starred review) 

About the Author

BRUCE COVILLE is the author of over 100 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher is an Alien, the Unicorn Chronicles series, and the much-beloved Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. His work has appeared in a dozen languages and won children's choice awards in a dozen states. Before becoming a full time writer Bruce was a teacher, a toymaker, a magazine editor, a gravedigger, and a cookware salesman. He is also the creator of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of material for family listening and has produced over a hundred audiobooks, directing and/or acting in most of them. Bruce lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, illustrator and author Katherine Coville.

Praise For…

* "A funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious undercurrents lend it unexpected depth."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Not only is the story involving but the reader can really get a feeling for Jeremy as a person."—VOYA "Will bring laughter and near tears to readers. . . . Dragons really exist for a little while."—School Library Journal Children's Choice Award Nominee (in sixteen states)
IRA Teachers' Choice

Product Details
ISBN: 9780152062521
ISBN-10: 0152062521
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2007
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Magic Shop Book