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Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

A Magic Shop Book

Bruce Coville, Gary A. Lippincott (Illustrator)


List Price: 7.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (11/1/2007)
Audio Cassette (2/1/2000)
Paperback (2/1/1992)
Hardcover (9/1/2002)
Hardcover (4/1/1991)


Beloved author Bruce Coville's classic tale about a boy who accidentally hatches a dragon.

Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever. Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragon’s egg. 

Praise For Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book

* "A funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious undercurrents lend it unexpected depth."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Not only is the story involving but the reader can really get a feeling for Jeremy as a person."—VOYA "Will bring laughter and near tears to readers. . . . Dragons really exist for a little while."—School Library Journal

Children's Choice Award Nominee (in sixteen states)

IRA Teachers' Choice

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152062521, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007

About the Author

BRUCE COVILLE is the author of over 100 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher is an Alien, the Unicorn Chronicles series, and the much-beloved Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. His work has appeared in a dozen languages and won children's choice awards in a dozen states. Before becoming a full time writer Bruce was a teacher, a toymaker, a magazine editor, a gravedigger, and a cookware salesman. He is also the creator of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of material for family listening and has produced over a hundred audiobooks, directing and/or acting in most of them. Bruce lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, illustrator and author Katherine Coville. Visit his website at