ARC: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

Publisher: Random House Children’s

Publication Date: October 23, 2018

Language: English

Hardcover Edition: 160 Pages

Hardcover Edition Price: $11.72 USD

Kindle Edition: 160 Pages

Kindle Edition Price: $10.99 USD

Genre: Children’s Fiction

ISBN: 9781524770457

About the Book

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?

About the Author


Zetta Elliott was born in Canada and moved to the United States in 1994. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies, and her plays have been staged in New York and Chicago. Her essays have appeared in the Huffington Post, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. She is the author of over twenty-five books for young readers, including the award-winning picture books Bird and Melena’s Jubilee. She is also a contibutor to We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, to be published by Crown Books for Young Readers in fall 2018. Elliott is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at


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When I first started reading, “Dragons in a bag,” I believed it was going to be like most children Fiction when I was around 10 or 11 years old. It was childish and didn’t fit the age group. It was a disaster and was really stupid.

“Dragons in a bag,” breaks that barrier and takes this new book to new heights. After reading this book, I wish there were more authors like Zetta Elliott when I was growing up, maybe then I would still have my imagination.


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