Dragon in the Sock Drawer by Kate Klimo
Dragon Keepers 1: The Dragon in the Sock Drawer
Dragon Keepers, Book 1

“While looking for rocks with his cousin Daisy, Jesse finds a ‘thunder egg’ that talks to him. Like the genie in the bottle, something says, ‘Let me out!’ Thus begins the children’s adventure. Jesse’s parents are away on a mission trip, setting up a clinic in Tanzania. His aunt is off to Paris for an ad shoot, so Uncle Joe, Daisy, and Jesse have to deal with the rock/egg. After a dragon hatches, it needs to be fed-and finding out what to feed a dragon can be tough. What else? Google. Unfortunately, Googling dragons, and even dragon food, results in millions of hits, so the cousins head to the library and find a listing for The Dragon Keeper’s Guide. It’s long out of print, but when they Google the author’s name, they are able to make contact with www.foundadragon.org and learn that dragons need calcium. The computer becomes interactive, and the cousins find the author talking to them, advising them of their new responsibilities and warning them to look out for Saint George.

“Illustrated with small black-and-white drawings to introduce each of the eleven chapters, this novel, with its unique and modern twists, is a great addition to the dragon genre for younger readers.” —School Library Journal

“Funny and wonderfully written—a tall tale adventure sure to grab young readers.” —Mary Pope Osborne, author of the bestselling Magic Tree House books.

“This novel, with its unique and modern twists, is a great addition to the dragon genre for younger readers.” —School Library Journal

“Filled with magic, mythology and mystery, this creative story will enchant longtime fans of the series as well as newcomers. Emmy’s combination of sass and childlike behavior will resonate with young readers heading toward their preteen years.” —Kirkus Reviews