The Witch's Apprentice (Dragons in a Bag #3)

by Zetta Elliott (Author) Cherise Harris (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

The dragons may be out of the bag, but Jaxon is ready to hatch some magic of his own in this third book in the critically acclaimed series.

Ever since the baby dragons were returned to the magical realm, things have been off. The New York summer has been unusually cold. A strange sleeping sickness is spreading across the city. And Jaxon's friends Kenny and Kavita have begun to change, becoming more like the fairy and dragon they once cared for. On top of all that, Jax is hiding a secret--Vik entrusted him with a phoenix egg! Jax wants to help his friends and learn how to hatch the phoenix, but so far his lessons as a witch's apprentice haven't seemed very useful. Where can he find the strength--and the magic--he needs?


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Kirkus Reviews

The cliffhanger ending points to a future series entry. Most characters are Black; some names cue South Asian heritage. A solid third installment.
Zetta Elliott
Zetta Elliott was born in Canada and moved to the United States in 1994. She is the author of over twenty-five books for young readers, including the Dragons in a Bag series and the award-winning picture books Bird and Melena's Jubilee. She is also a contributor to the anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices. Elliott is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, she currently lives in Chicago. Visit zettaelliott.com or follow her on Twitter @zettaelliott and Facebook: Author Zetta Elliott.

Cherise Harris spent much of her childhood in Barbados writing stories and making art. She went on to complete an associate's degree in Visual Arts at the Barbados Community College, a BFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and a master's in Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth University in the UK. She now lives in Barbados with her husband and toddler daughter.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780593427705
Lexile Measure
790L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
January 20, 2022
Series
Dragons in a Bag
BISAC categories
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV002270 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
Magic
Witches
Apprentices
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
African American boys
Phoenix (Mythical bird)

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