The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?


By Josh Lacey

Illustrated by Garry Parsons

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Dragons plus Halloween equal mayhem in the seventh book of the hilarious, high-flying Dragonsitter series!

Halloween night is full of strange creatures: witches, vampires, ghosts – and dragons! Eddie and Emily take their uncle’s pet dragons trick-or-treating. But the dragons have quite the sweet tooth, and it’s not long before things go ghoulishly wrong!

Told all in emails, the Dragonsitter chapter book series will have readers laughing out loud and begging for more!


Dear Uncle Morton,

Can I borrow your dragons?

Next week there is a costume competition at the Halloween Parade.

The first-place prize is a new computer, which is exactly what we need.

Our computer is Dad's old one. He left it behind when he moved out, and that was four years ago. It was already ancient then.

Also, Emily spilled a glass of milk on the keyboard and now the keys only work if you press them really hard.

All our problems would be solved if we won that prize.

Unfortunately, we don't have very good costumes.

I was planning to go as Frankenstein's monster, but I can't find any bolts for my neck.

Emily wants to be a ghost, but that just means wearing a sheet and going "Whoooo, whoooo" and she's never going to win anything for that.

Could we borrow your dragons?

With them we'd be sure to win first place.

We would only actually need Ziggy and Arthur for one night, but Mom says you are welcome to stay for the whole week, as long as you don't mind sleeping on the sofa.

Granny is staying for fall break, and I bet she would really like to see you, too.

Love from your favorite nephew,


Dear Eddie,

I would have loved to join you for Halloween. There are few things that I like more than tricks and treats. Sadly, though, I must stay here in Scotland because I am hard at work preparing for my trip to Oregon in search of Bigfoot.

However, Gordon has kindly volunteered to come in my place. I think he just wants an excuse to see your mother. He is always complaining about how much he misses her.

As you will see for yourself, Arthur is going through a growth spurt at the moment and hasn't quite mastered the art of breathing fire. You may want to keep an extinguisher handy.

Thank you for the picture of your costumes. You both look lovely, but I can see why you need a little help. I'm sure the dragons will be just the ticket. If they aren't, perhaps you could persuade your mother to buy you a new computer? Or a second-hand one? Surely they aren't too expensive these days.

What a pity that I will not get to see my own mother. But please do send Granny my best wishes.

With love from your affectionate uncle,


Dear Uncle Morton,

Thank you very much for sending the dragons with Gordon.

I promise we will take very good care of them.


On Sale
Jul 18, 2017
Page Count
80 pages

Josh Lacey

About the Author

Josh Lacey is the author of many books for children, including The Island of Thieves, Bearkeeper, and the Grk series. He worked as a journalist, a teacher, and a screenwriter before writing his first book, A Dog Called Grk. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters.

Garry Parsons has illustrated several books for children and is the author and illustrator of Krong!, winner of the Perth and Kinross prize.

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