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Best-selling author Chris d'Lacey brings us a magical story about mysterious hand crafted clay dragons who have unusual powers.

When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers a collection of hand crafted, clay dragons that comes to life and has magical powers. David's personalized dragon, Gadzooks, can forecast the future, and inspires him to write a story which reveals the truth behind an unsolved mystery close to home. The story has an unhappy ending, and when David realizes the consequences of it he is angry. Then David finds Gadzooks crying and near death, and he discovers that these special dragons die when they are not loved. Soon David is forced to save his friend and unlock the powers of the fire within.

Don't miss Chris d'Lacey's addition to his rich dragon mythology in his next series, The Erth Dragons!
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on May 1, 2005 by Orchard Books
ISBN-10: 0439672430
ISBN-13: 9780439672436
48 Book Reviews
  • dragonfireboss
    dragonfirebossTuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:03 am55 stars
    The book is the best. I read it when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. I love anything dragon's!! There so cool. I totaly recomend it.
    • 25evie
      25evieFriday, March 9, 2018 at 6:03 am
      omg i loveeeeeeeeee dragons sooooooooo i really want it so that way i can read it then give it to my mom to read then ill give it to the public libary
      • mrskull99
        mrskull99Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:32 am44 stars
        i like it bc its really good but it went off doing some thing ells but its good im reading the other one cant wait to read it
        • musefehawa
          musefehawaMonday, October 30, 2017 at 11:15 am55 stars
          I loved this book! It was very entertaining and the last day I read it, I did not want to stop.
          • propingpong
            propingpongSaturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:28 pm44 stars
            It is a very good book about fairy tales, dragons, and mysteries. I read it because I like to read about fairy tales. I recommend this book because it is an out of this world, unrealistic book to escape in.
            • kltoad
              kltoadMonday, February 20, 2017 at 3:07 pm55 stars
              It has a mix of drama and has some action to it. The ending is sad, though. You guys might like it. I rate 5/5 stars.
              • flamingnuk3
                flamingnuk3Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:27 am55 stars
                great book I am reading it right now
                • treytrey
                  treytreyThursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                  I just finished the book and I love it, now i'm moving on to the second book: Ice fire!
                  • treytrey
                    treytreyMonday, February 8, 2016 at 10:40 am
                    So far I really like this book. SUPER AWESOME!
                    • Paul Nash Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:52 am
                      I like the book