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Dragons in a Bag
By (author): Zetta Elliott Illustrated by: Geneva B
9781524770488 Paperback, Digest English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Aug 13, 2019
$9.50 CAD
Active 5.19 x 7.63 x 0.43 in | 0.28 lb 176 pages BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS Random House Children's Books Yearling
The dragon’s out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author—with two starred reviews!

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?

“Good, solid fantasy fun.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A promising start to a new series.”School Library Journal, starred review

Story Locale: Brooklyn and the realm of magic

Series Overview: Dragons in a Bag is a fantasy duet that follows Jaxon, apprentice to a witch called Ma, as he tries to return a clutch of baby dragons to the magical realm where they belong. Book #2, The Dragon Thief, pubs along with this paperback in Fall 2019.

We need diverse fantasy, too! Kids of color need to see themselves in fantasy and feel that magic can happen to everybody.

Reviewer favorite! Zetta Elliott’s books have been ALA Notables, made multiple Bank Street lists, and won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe award for new talent. She’s also a contributor to the anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices from Crown Books for Young Readers.

Teases to the sequel: Includes an excerpt of The Dragon Thief, which pubs with this paperback.

Brooklyn setting! Readers will discover that magic can pop up even in daily life in the city.

Wonderful diverse characters! Jaxon is African American; his friends are Indian American. Kids will relate to Jaxon and root for the adorable baby dragons in his care.

#ownvoices: Zetta Elliott is a black feminist writer, a Black Studies professor, and an advocate for diversity in publishing. Also features black-and white illustrations by African American illustrator Geneva B.

Zetta Elliott was born in Canada and moved to the United States in 1994. 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 contributor to We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, published by Crown Books for Young Readers. Elliott is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, she currently lives in Lancaster, PA. Learn more at zettaelliott.com and follow her on Twitter (@zettaelliott) and Facebook (Author Zetta Elliott).

Author Residence: Evanston, IL

Author Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Author Website: zettaelliott.com

Author Social Media: Twitter: @zettaelliott ; Facebook: Author Zetta Elliott

"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

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