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Avis and the Promise of Dragons

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"This tear was a different sort. As it fell from scales to the air it hardened and gleamed clear as ice, and formed into a diamond. Humbert hummed again but not a sad hum. This was the hum of a dragon that had just received a promise as unbreakable as diamond."

Avis has a dream to work with animals, so when a scientist with a witchy-looking house offers her a jo
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Paperback, 180 pages
Published October 2019 by Ahoy!
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Melinda Szymanik
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fun read. Our heroine, Avis, is dealing with the cruelties of the local school bully and his mates, and the difficulties of a broken family at home. Her Dad and older brother aren't much help and Avis has more responsibility than anyone her age should have. Then she meets the witch and her menagerie who live around the corner, and discovers that being hired as a pet-sitter means something very different to what she expected. This entertaining and well written tale of magic realism touc ...more
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Heather McQuillan is a New Zealand author who writes for children and young adults.
In 2006 Heather's first book Mind Over Matter was published by Scholastic NZ as the winner of the Tom Fitzgibbon Award, 2005.