The Dragonsitter's Castle

Illustrator: Garry Parsons

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

The Dragonsitter series Series

Age 5+

Humour & Jokes Children's & Young Adult Fiction & True Stories Adventure Stories

Dear Uncle Morton
Your dragons are still here. They have eaten the entire contents of the fridge and most of the tins in the cupboard too.
Arthur also swallowed three spoons and the remote control. Mum says they will probably come out the other end, but I’m not really looking forward to that.

When Eddie has to take Uncle Morton’s dragons away with him in the Christmas holidays – it’s not long before they’re causing all sorts of mischief again! Dragonsitting isn't getting any easier for Eddie. A castle, a sneezing dragon and a big box of fireworks. Looks like the new year is going to start with a bang!


Josh Lacey (Author)
Josh Lacey is the author of many books for children including The Island of Thieves, Bearkeeper, The Dragonsitter and the Grk series. He has worked as a journalist and written one book for adults, God is Brazilian. His first book for children, A Dog Called Grk, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters.

Garry Parsons (Illustrator)
Garry Parsons is an award-winning illustrator of books for children, including the bestselling The Dinosaur That Pooped series. Garry’s illustrations have accompanied the words of many prestigious picture-book authors, including Kes Gray, Ian Whybrow and Peter Bently. He has also illustrated the popular fiction series The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey and the space adventure series George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking for slightly older readers. Garry lives in London with his young family and old dog.


Full of fun, this is the perfect first chapter book for boys and girls alike . . . any child is sure to be hooked

Books for Keeps

Delightfully deadpan . . . non stop comedy with plenty of mischief

The Bookbag

I’d like to be an eight-year-old boy, getting to read this kind of thing and realising what a wonderful world you find in books.


Super for young free readers.

Creative Steps

If you liked The Boy Who Grew Dragons, then we think you’ll really love this fully illustrated funny chapter books series for readers aged 5+. Eddie is a young boy trusted with an incredibly big task: he must look after his uncle’s pet DRAGON, Ziggy, every time his uncle is off on a holiday. The only problem is Ziggy is a very naughty pet dragon who always seems to get himself (and Eddie) into lots of trouble. This is such a fun series by Josh Lacey, the author of the Hope Jones Save The World books and the Time Travel Twins books.


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