Author: Hilary McKay
Reading Age: 7-9

When Max leaves his room in a mess, his aunt flies off in a rage …and on a broomstick! Max is left on his own, except for a dragon's egg about to hatch. Warm, magical and funny Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Max lives with his Aunt Emma, who is a witch. Aunt Emma always says she will leave Max to go to live with her friends at the edge of the world, if he doesn’t tidy his bedroom. One day she has had enough! As his Aunt leaves, the golden egg hidden beneath Max’s bed starts to hatch. What will Max do with the dragon and can his friend Timmy help him?