Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
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|Publisher||Aladdin (1992), Harcourt (2007)|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Monster's Ring|
|Followed by||Jennifer Murdley's Toad|
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher is a novel by Bruce Coville and is part of the Magic Shop Books. It was first released in 1991 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/Jane Yolen Books, and later was reissued in paperback by Aladdin. Fifteen years later, it was rereleased in by Harcourt in an new edition.
A sixth-grade boy finds an interesting marble at a magic shop. Only after he buys it does he discover it is really a magical dragon's egg.
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher has gained positive reviews. Kirkus Reviews wrote that it was "A funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious undercurrents lend it unexpected depth." According to Christopher Paolini, it also served as inspiration for his book Eragon, as he had loved the story's dragon-hatching storyline.
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