This Christmas season, I was blessed by the gift of a Kindle fire from my Tio. Being not much of a gamer, I went the literary route and found books to read instead. This week’s pick is a fun novel that is short enough for even younger readers to enjoy without finding it too daunting:
Jeremy Thatcher is an artist. If he’s being truly honest with himself, one of the best artists in his class. And apparently a little too cute for his own good. One day while trying to avoid the attentions of Mary Lou Hutton and the teasing of fellow schoolmates, Jeremy comes across a mysterious magic shop, where nothing is as it seems. Drawn to an entrancing round object, he pays only a quarter for it, is given intriguing instructions, and is hustled out the door before he can ask questions. Per instructions, Jeremy takes the egg out one full moon night – and opens up a whole new world. Suddenly, he has a dragon to attend to and keep a secret!
This book was fun and well-paced. I enjoyed reading it, though personally felt a little let down by the ending, possibly because I had expected something different. Despite this, I highly recommend reading Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. It will not disappoint.
As a side note, this is one of a series of “Magic Shop Books”.