#BOOK ⛅ Dragons in a Bag ò eBook or E-pub free

The world needsbooks like this one And I wantbooks like this one I would have devoured it in a heartbeat if it had existed when I was a child, and I devoured it in a heartbeat as an adult I m so glad it exists for children today, and Zetta Elliott deserves a ton of love for writing this story and not giving up on getting it published Do I fit into the target demographic or intended audience of this book No, I don t But I love that it exists, and it is every bit as magical as any The world needsbooks like this one And I wantbooks like this one I would have devoured it in a heartbeat if it had existed when I was a child, and I devoured it in a heartbeat as an adult I m so glad it exists for children today, and Zetta Elliott deserves a ton of love for writing this story and not giving up on getting it published Do I fit into the target demographic or intended audience of this book No, I don t But I love that it exists, and it is every bit as magical as any other chapter book about contemporary urban settings that cross over with the fantastic that have been in print for years Dragons In A Bag isn t just about our protagonist Jax on an adventure with an old lady who is a witch trying to deliver some dragons it s about him using his knowledge, courage and loyalty to go on a journey with Ma , who is something of a found friend turned family, and discovering not just a world of magic that sits parallel to his home in Brooklyn, but also discovering what he wants to be when he grows up and finding a personal goal of trying to reach a middle ground between two different ideas regarding the connections between the world he knows and the magical one he s just discovered.The entire book focuses a lot on the themes of friendship, loyalty, courage, honesty and family in addition to the idea of discovering and valuing the magic around us It s a quick read, but it s such a good one, and it doesn t shy away from the reality of Jax s life as a young black boy living in Brooklyn view spoiler as the story opens with his mother in a court battle regarding an eviction notice, with hints of a racist landlord, and we later are given the lack of merging between the two worlds a parallel in discussion regarding segregation hide spoiler True, the story ends with the major plot point unresolved in hopes of paving the way for the sequel, but I think this was just fine It ll keep readers of any age wanting to know how that dangling thread gets tied up, and personally, I m looking forward to reading the next one A delightful, magical story I know you like geography, Jax, but the place we re going to isn t on any map you ve ever seen p.52 #BOOK â Dragons in a Bag ⚼ The dragon s out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award winning author When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she s not his grandmother but she is a witch She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they ll be safe There are two rules when it comes to the dragons don t let them out of the bag, and don t feed them anything sweet Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever You know I loved this book I interviewed the author, Zetta shared about it on my blog at You know I loved this book I interviewed the author, Zetta shared about it on my blog at E ARC from Edelweiss PlusWhen Jaxon s mother must go to court to appeal an eviction notice, she takes Jaxon to stay with the grandmother he has never met for the afternoon Ma is not thrilled to see either Alicia or Jaxon, but agrees to take care of him She has an odd, musty apartment, and it s not long before Jaxon finds a bag of dragons under her care It quickly becomes apparent that Ma is a witch, and one of the problems she has with Jaxon s mother is that she didn t want to be a part of E ARC from Edelweiss PlusWhen Jaxon s mother must go to court to appeal an eviction notice, she takes Jaxon to stay with the grandmother he has never met for the afternoon Ma is not thrilled to see either Alicia or Jaxon, but agrees to take care of him She has an odd, musty apartment, and it s not long before Jaxon finds a bag of dragons under her care It quickly becomes apparent that Ma is a witch, and one of the problems she has with Jaxon s mother is that she didn t want to be a part of the magic One thing leads to another, and the two travel back in time, run into Jaxon s friend, whose sister feeds and bonds with one of the dragons, therefore imprinting one of them on her Jaxon also meets his grandfather when Ma is temporarily missing, and finds outabout the role that magic has in Jaxon s own background The judge grants an appeal, but Ma invites Jaxon and his mother to live with her until things aresettled, leaving plenty of opportunity for Jaxon to accompany Ma onmagical adventures.Strengths The Brooklyn setting is well described, and I loved the note that Elliot was a big fan of Ruth Chew The illustrations are very attractive, and will help readers pick this one up The inclusion of the eviction troubles adds some depth to the story and will be a mirror for some readers Elliot usually writes Young Adult fantasy but has transitioned nicely to writing for the elementary crowd Weaknesses The note on Ruth Chew also pointed out to me why this wason the elementary side in Ruth Chew books, the children invariably have adventures without a parent or adult in sight Jaxon s supportive adults are great characters, but middle grade would prefer to save the world without adult supervision What I really think This is along the same lines as Yep s A Dragon s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans which does not check out at all in my library, so I think I ll pass Would definitely purchase for an elementary library, since I know that fantasy books have overwhelmingly white protagonists Jaxon s life has not been easy his father s dead, his mother s the only family he has, and the landlord is intent on evicting the two of them But just one day is about to change his whole life.Parents, if possible, do not read the children the blurb to this pardon the pun magical book It gives too much away Just tell them this Jaxon s mom, Alicia desperate to stave off eviction and with nowhere else to turn begs a curmudgeonly old lady to watch Jaxon for just a few hours The stern Jaxon s life has not been easy his father s dead, his mother s the only family he has, and the landlord is intent on evicting the two of them But just one day is about to change his whole life.Parents, if possible, do not read the children the blurb to this pardon the pun magical book It gives too much away Just tell them this Jaxon s mom, Alicia desperate to stave off eviction and with nowhere else to turn begs a curmudgeonly old lady to watch Jaxon for just a few hours The stern old lady, called by Ma by everyone, very reluctantly agrees, but Ma and Jaxon both havethan they can handle when three baby dragons show up in the mail and Jaxon discovers that Ma is an actual witch Zetta Elliott turns Brooklyn into a place of unseen wonder and delight as she weaves this wonder tale of how family is where you find it If possible, parents and grandparents will love itthan the kids Highly recommended P.S Be sure to have the sequel The Dragon Thiefon hand You ll want to jump right in after the first chapter book s cliffhanger ending This was a really fun and diverse middle grade urban fantasy which also contains alternate dimensions I also loved the exploration of different relationships be they friend or family or estranged family member or friends who were once like family My one major complaint was the length I get that this is perfect set up for a second book, but I d have rather that the problem was resolved and then that we got a different apprenticeship story in the second book, but obviously that s just my person This was a really fun and diverse middle grade urban fantasy which also contains alternate dimensions I also loved the exploration of different relationships be they friend or family or estranged family member or friends who were once like family My one major complaint was the length I get that this is perfect set up for a second book, but I d have rather that the problem was resolved and then that we got a different apprenticeship story in the second book, but obviously that s just my personal preference A BIG Thank You to NetGalley and Random House Children s for providing me a copy of Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott in exchange for my review Dragons in a Bag was a nice, interesting book and I feel a good start to the series.Let s start with the characterization It s really hard to dislike any of the characters as all of them are charming in their own manner My favorite characters in the story are Ma and Trub What I surprisingly enjoyed was that the characters and the settings are sti A BIG Thank You to NetGalley and Random House Children s for providing me a copy of Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott in exchange for my review Dragons in a Bag was a nice, interesting book and I feel a good start to the series.Let s start with the characterization It s really hard to dislike any of the characters as all of them are charming in their own manner My favorite characters in the story are Ma and Trub What I surprisingly enjoyed was that the characters and the settings are still vague after completing the book Usually, the first book sets the ground for the world building and clearly outlines the rules When you pick out the second one in the series, you can predict what is going to happen However, after finishing this book, I am still not completely clear as to where the plot is going or what the characters might do Ambrose, Trub, Ma and Sis still remain a mystery to me.That doesn t mean that the story is boring It s a wonderful concept and draws you in as soon as you start reading The author has written the characters in a compelling manner that makes you want to pick up the next book and continue Actually, I was expecting a lot of interactions between Jaxon and the dragons Instead, I liked that the story focusedon the relationships between Jaxon and his new friends On a side note, as an Indian, I chucked when I read Jaxon s reaction to pedas it is a delicious Indian sweet Coming to the negatives, there were some minor glitches that bothered me while reading the story While I enjoyed the time travel element, I found some parts of the story a bit unrealistic For instance, when Jaxon goes into the dinosaur era, he swats some mosquitoes during that time Wouldn t this alter the future, in some way I m not going to get technical on the metaphysics of time travel, but it was hard to believe that things remained exactly the same when Jaxon came back to the present time However, considering that it is a middle grade fantasy, I didn t take this matter too seriously.Also, I wish there were some proper names for the characters to easily distinguish them I really liked the characters being referred to as Ma and Mama and thought it was a cute concept However, since many sentences had Jaxon relating between his Ma and Mama, at times I read one as the other, causing some confusion.The story leaves a lot of questions unanswered, and I can t wait for the sequel to readPerhaps there is a logical explanation to these inconsistencies mentioned above and provided in the next book I enjoyed Zetta Elliott s style of writing and how she made her characters feel down to Earth Geneva B has also drawn some nice illustrations that I feel would look even better in the final draft Overall, Dragons in a Bag is a fun adventure start to the series and I rate it 3.5 5 stars We listed to the audio book on a recent long car trip with our grandkids everyone loved it and we are looking forward to sharing the next one Jaxon is forced to spend the day with Ma, a woman he just learns is his grandmother She isn t interested in babysitting and Jaxson would rather be somewhere else But Ma is strange and strange things keep happening at her apartment like a recently delivered package that moves all on its own After some poking, Jaxson learns that the box contains dragons and Ma had to deliver them to their final destination Is Jaxson up for the challenge of being Ma s new helper I loved this book Read it Jaxon is forced to spend the day with Ma, a woman he just learns is his grandmother She isn t interested in babysitting and Jaxson would rather be somewhere else But Ma is strange and strange things keep happening at her apartment like a recently delivered package that moves all on its own After some poking, Jaxson learns that the box contains dragons and Ma had to deliver them to their final destination Is Jaxson up for the challenge of being Ma s new helper I loved this book Read it very quickly and couldn t wait to get to the end The wonder of magic is very real in this story but approached in a way that feels authentic This could be a great read a loud for your littles or perfect late elementary, early middle grade good Highly recommend