Josh Lacey and Garry Parsons

Author-and-illustrator duo, Josh Lacey and Garry Parsons, talk about their hugely successful 'Dragonsitter' series
Learn about ‘The Dragonsitter’ Series with Josh Lacey and Garry Parsons

About The Author and Illustrator:

Josh Lacey is the author of several books for children including ‘The Dragonsitter’, ‘The Island of Thieves’, ‘Bearkeeper’ and the ‘Grk’ books.  He worked as a journalist, a teacher and a screenwriter before writing his first book, ‘A Dog Called Grk’. ‘The Dragonsitter’, packed with wonderful illustrations by Garry Parsons, was shortlisted for the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

Garry’s illustrations have accompanied the words of many prestigious writers of children’s literature including Kes Gray, Jeanne Willis, Ian Whybrow, Peter Bently, Julia Jarman, Julia Donaldson and for older readers Josh Lacey in ‘The Dragonsitter’ series and Lucy and Stephen Hawking in the space adventure series ‘George’s Secret Key to the Universe’.

About The Books:

The Dragonsitter – ‘Dear Uncle Morton. You’d better get on a plane right now and come back here. Your dragon has eaten Jemima.’ It had sounded so easy: Edward was going to look after Uncle Morton’s unusual pet for a week while he went on holiday. But soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing, and the postman is fleeing down the garden path.

The Dragonsitter’s Surprise – Eddie was given a dragon’s egg by his uncle for his last birthday, and one day he notices a crack in the egg. Soon the egg breaks open and out comes a very unusual creature. Just as Eddie and Emily are trying to cope with this new arrival, their mum announces that she has a surprise of her own… In their ninth adventure, Eddie and Emily get the biggest surprise of their lives!

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