Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

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Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
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Author Bruce Coville
Country United States
Language English
Series Magic Shop
Genre Novel
Publisher Aladdin (1992), Harcourt (2007)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 176
ISBN 978-0-15-206252-1
OCLC 144228043
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.[1]


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."[1] According to Christopher Paolini, it also served as inspiration for his book Eragon, as he had loved the story's dragon-hatching storyline.


  1. ^ a b "Barnes and Noble book page". Barnes and Noble. Retrieved 2008-12-10.