The Boy Who Grew Dragons

The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Paperback Published on: 14/06/2018
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The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Who doesn't love a good dragon story?
As soon as a dragon pops out of a mysterious plant, Tomas' life completely changes! Full of brilliant imagination, description and exploding dragon poop, t... READ MORE
Grace at Norwich
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Fiery Gardening Skills
I adored this wonderful, little book! The whimsical, vivid tones in which every character was painted immediately drew me in - everyone felt impossibly rea... READ MORE
Serena - Waterstones Bookseller
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Full of Fire and Daring Dragons!
I do love a good dragon book and this one is no exception. It left me wishing I had a dragon tree in my garden too...or maybe not considering the havoc inv... READ MORE
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Dragon Poo!
This had (shamefully) been on my TBR list for a long time, I initially got it to join in with #PrimarySchoolBookClub but in the end didn’t have the time to... READ MORE
Big Bearded Bookseller
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
All i can say is...Exploding dragon poo!
You can't deny as a kid you wanted a dragon right? Well Tomas gets that chance. In his Grandads' there is a Dragon Fruit tree. And you guessed it, it grows... READ MORE
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Dragons and Exploding Poo!
Such an entertaining story about the dangers and joys of growing and looking after dragons! Lots of poo, mischief and giggles. Perfect for a younger audien... READ MORE
Korie at Sutton
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Who wouldn't want a dragon for a pet...?
This has all the hallmarks of a great younger read: familiar settings of school and home; characters who are recognisable (family members and friends, with... READ MORE
Rachael at Altrincham


Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019 When Tomas discovers 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 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 wonderful, but they also set fire to your toothbruth 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... The first book in a sparky and utterly enchanting new series.

  • Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781848126497
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 168g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm

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The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Extra chocolate.....
Really great read... dragons, exploding poo, extra chocolate! A little suspense and lots of fun!
Fiona Sharp
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
The boy who grew dragons
A captivating read to share with my great grandchildren. Each character is so realistic and the discovery of the dragon fruit tree brought lots of excitem... READ MORE
Patricia Walsh
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Friendly, fiery, flying fun!
When Tomas finds a strange plant growing at the bottom of his grandad's garden, he's not sure what is growing inside the large seed pod he takes home - but... READ MORE
Anna at Yarm
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
‘Sure to fire up the imagination and a love of reading, this is a series that’s going to be a roaring success. A debut of dragon delight… guaranteed to make children (and adults!) everywhere wish for their own dragon after reading this.’
Being from Wales, dragons are an important part of our culture – rooted in our myths and legends to appearing on our national flag – and so from the start,... READ MORE
Scott Evans (The Reader Teacher/MrEPrimary)
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Brilliant story for reluctant readers
I read this to my class at school (8 - 9 yr olds) and they absolutely loved it. It inspired their own writing, because there is such lovely descriptive lan... READ MORE
Sheli Blackburn