If Howard Morton and Freddie the Frog Killer were trying to hold you down so that Mary Lou Hutton could kiss you, you might run as fast as Jeremy Thatcher did. Jeremy forms an unexpected bond with Tiamat the dragon in this sequel to The Monster’s Ring. Ages (Feb.). “To quicken the egg, take it outside at midnight on the night of the next full moon. Lift it to the moonlight and wisper: Full moon’s light to wake.

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This was an adorable, sweet story. Lewis said “Sometimes the best way to tell the truth is to tell a fairy tale.

My only other exposure to Bruce Coville was Jennifer Merdley’s Toad, and this was much better than that. Jeremy’s experience is a lot like caring for an infant, and I think most parents would love to hatcner an instruction manual like his. I was going to listen to these books on audio while I did chores and such, but realized that I read them a lot faster than the recordings.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I first read this book probably around 2nd or 3rd grade and have remembered it very vividly so I figured I would revisit it and read the rest of the series.

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Bruce Coville has a wonderful voice. Elives’ magic shop with a strange marbled egg, it soon becomes clear that this is one pet he wasn’t prepared for. The very idea appalls him and he cannot imagine what it would be like to be without her. The premise was so absurd that it bothered me long after I turned the page. What’s the Name o May 30, Kerri rated it liked it.


The moment when the cat pulls the tablecloth yhatcher the table could have also been hilarious with more attention to timing and detail. The illustrations are a fun glimpse into Jeremy and Tiamat’s world and enhances the story behind Jeremy’s love of drawing. Tgatcher as Jeremy soon learns, even a tiny dragon can mean big trouble.

It would have given more depth and meaning to the otherwise plotless chain of pointless charades. As short as the book was it had some depth to i This book was just as I remembered it from middle school. The shopkeeper sells it to him for only a quarter.

In the shop, he finds a glowing, muilti- colored ball. The illustrations in the book left a little to eragon desired but the story was still good. And then there jeeremy also two lovely themes linked to the dragon and seemingly the crux of the message. I will be reading this with the sixth graders next week. This is one of my favorite – if not THE favorite – books from my childhood.

I wanted a dragon when I was a kid. We are introduced to Hyacinth Priest in this novel, and she plays a pretty important role in it as well. It’s one of the first novels that I read myself and thoroughly enjoyed. But, in the end, all is not lost after all and we are able to celebrate with Jeremy and feel proud that he is one of the chosen few, a true Dragon Hatcher.


The Evil Wizard Smallbone. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Firstly, at one point Jeremy realizes that hardly anyone can actually see Tiamat If I was a more romantic or nurturing person I thatcherr have cried at the end, with that emotional goodbye.


Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (Magic Shop, #2) by Bruce Coville

How is he supposed to keep a flame-breathing dragon with razor-sharp teeth and out-of-control appetite in his bedroom? I would like to read more like it. Other books in the series. I was expecting pretty standard thatcger but I had forgotten what a wonderful storyteller Bruce Coville really was it’s been a very long time since I’ve read My Teacher is an Alien and The Monster Ring. I think the manuscript could have used another rewrite or two before it was published.

Feb 17, Alyssa rated it really liked it Shelves: The book remained on the shelves.

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Is the use of “magic” in your books just fantasy, just fun? The Red Fox Clan. So what do I do? View all 8 comments. Tiamat is growing at an astonishing pace. Still one of my favorites after thatchdr these years.