Magic, Adventure, and Chocolate, Too…
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
When fierce young dragon Aventurine is tricked into drinking enchanted hot chocolate, she’s horrified to find herself transformed into a puny, blunt-toothed, wingless human girl. But she’s still a dragon on the inside, and her instincts – combined with her new-found passion for chocolate – take her to the Chocolate Heart, a quirky chocolate house in need of help (and customers). Still, it will take all her courage, lots of chocolate and perhaps a little magic to learn to be her true self…
Published by Bloomsbury UK on February 9, 2017, by Bloomsbury Australia on March 1, 2017, and by Bloomsbury US on May 30, 2017.
“A gloriously fresh story to be read with a steaming cup of chocolate at hand.”
– ★ Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
A Summer 2017 Indie Next Pick, one of the Amazon.com Best Books of the Month (ages 9-12) June 2017, and a Best New Children’s Books Summer 2017 selection (recommended by independent children’s booksellers) at The Guardian
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What They Said
Witty and smart and generous; an utterly delicious book
– Katherine Rundell (on The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart)
I fell in love with this book.
– Barnes & Noble Kids Blog (on The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart)
She has quickly become my favorite middle grade heroine of recent memory
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A perfect combination of romance, historical fiction and fantasy.