Book: The Dragon of an Ordinary Family

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The Dragon of an Ordinary Family

Author: Margaret Mahy, Helen Oxenbury
Publisher: Heinemann

The Belsaki family appear at first to be an ordinary family, but they acquire the most extraordinary pet. Mr Belsaki is determined not to be a "fuddy-duddy" so he buys a "dragon, house trained" from the local pet shop. The pet dragon grows and grows until it fills their whole yard and starts to breathe out smoke and fire.

Mr and Mrs Belsaki and their little boy Orlando were an ordinary family. Orlando just wanted an ordinary pet. But what the Belsaki's got was a dragon which, when it grew too big to live in the yard, took the family on some very strange adventures.

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