Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hattcher

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher is a children's fantasy novel written by Bruce Coville, published in 1991. The story follows Jeremy Thatcher, a young boy who discovers a mysterious shop in the back of an alley where he buys a strange dragon egg. As he takes care of the egg, he finds himself drawn into a world of magic and danger as he tries to understand the nature of the creature he has brought to life. Along the way, he encounters a host of interesting characters, including a magical elf, a powerful wizard, and a group of bullies who threaten to ruin everything. With the help of his new friends, Jeremy must navigate a world filled with mystery and wonder as he attempts to protect his dragon and uncover the secrets of its origins. The novel is a delightful adventure, filled with humor, heart, and a sense of wonder, making it an enjoyable read for children and adults alike.

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This used to be one of my absolute favorites growing up. I had the version with the cover you see in the entry. The concept of the magic shop that shows up and then disappears was something I loved too, reminiscent of the point and click adventure games I used to play like So You Want to Be a Hero.

Bruce Coville overall is a big part of why I’m in a place like TTI :wink: