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“An intriguingly exciting hero’s journey that’s also beautifully thoughtful and humane.”
- Kirkus Reviews

For retailers & libraries

Second Story Up books are available through Ingram distribution.

For teachers and parents

Bradley's Dragons is a fast-paced story about a modern 12-year-old boy discovering magic and mystery all around him. With short, easily-digestible chapters, it is well-suited to being read aloud in classrooms, used as a whole-class/school text, shared in a book club, or just as part of a summer reading list. For parents, sharing Bradley's Dragons with your children (either reading out loud together or reading separately) opens the door to a whole bunch of "who am I?" conversations.

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