Dragons in a Bag (Hardcover)

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By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator)
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DRAGONS IN A BAG is an absolutely adorable start to a new fantasy series set in a magical Brooklyn, where the local bodega might sell potion along with the coffee and bagels, the homeless guy on the corner might be a secret wizard, and a little old lady might have Dragon Eggs in her purse!

— Jenn

Description


The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the bag, and don't feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?

About the Author


Zetta Elliott was born in Canada and moved to the United States in 1994. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies, and her plays have been staged in New York and Chicago. Her essays have appeared in the Huffington Post, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. She is the author of over twenty-five books for young readers, including the award-winning picture books Bird and Melena's Jubilee. She is also a contibutor to We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, to be published by Crown Books for Young Readers in fall 2018. Elliott is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at zettaelliott.com.

Praise For…


"What a breath of fresh air: a chapter-book fantasy with an urban setting, an array of brown-skinned magic wielders, and a lovable black protagonist readers will root for and sympathize with... Good, solid fantasy fun."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Elliott skillfully introduces themes about creating positive change, examines issues of othering and the fear of differences, and touches upon the complexities of family, gentrification, and segregation. A promising start to a new series..."—School Library Journal, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781524770457
ISBN-10: 1524770450
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Dragons in a Bag