The Dragon in my Back Yard

It all started with the ridiculous birthday present his father gave him. Honestly, who gives an eleven-year-old an ancient half-ton dragon sculpture that’s so huge it can only be parked in the back yard?

Josh Draconette loves to camp overnight with his best friends, and since his family is insanely rich, he’s got hundreds of pristine acres to choose from. His favorite camping spot — his favorite spot on the whole planet — is unfortunately also the perfect place for their business’s new distribution center… meaning that after the bulldozers and construction crews are finished, there won’t be anything left of Josh’s beloved campsite.

In a fit of despair, Josh’s tears bring to life the sculpture, now a real dragon named Yu. The ever-growing dragon hides and hunts on the huge estate while Josh, his friends, and Yu plot to outwit the destruction and construction. They try everything, from vandalism to dragon magic, desperate to make his father give up.

Josh couldn’t believe that any cost would be too high to save his favorite place. But now something terrible has happened. He feels like a mummy inside a sarcophagus screaming to get out, and he doesn’t know what disaster struck. Can the magic of a dragon’s heart save him and his family, or will this be the end of everything Josh loves?


Length: 230 pages

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