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

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Andy Shepherd

Andy Shepherd is a children's writer working on stories for 5-12 year olds.Growing up on the coast in England she spent most of her time scribbling stories and messing about in boats. She now lives near Cambridge with her husband, her two sons and an absurd number of tiny dragons, and spends her spare time trying to figure out how to move this beautiful city closer to the sea.Andy's debut 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019, the Sheffield Book Award, and long-listed for the Blue Peter Book Award.Disclaimer: Please note, all dragon-growing is undertaken entirely at the grower's own risk and Andy cannot be held responsible for any damage your dragon may cause.

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