I seem to have a real problem remembering the names of books.
October 22, 2013 2:45 PM   Subscribe

And Google's not helping me! It's a children's book. I read it when I was 10, so in 1995, and I think it was relatively new (like, it's not a book from the 60's.) The protagonist was an elementary or middle school kid who found a dragon. (I can't even remember if it was a boy or a girl, although I'm leaning towards boy.) I remember that he found the dragon before summer vacation, and was excited that he'd have the dragon until Midsummer Night's Eve, because he thought that meant the middle of summer, and was really upset to find out that Midsummer Night's Eve was on June 23rd. Those are the only real details I remember. Please help!
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Best answer: The Dragon That Ate Summer by Brenda Seabrooke.

Loved it so much when I was ten that I almost took to frequenting construction sites in search of dragon eggs.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:53 PM on October 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Holy crap! At

a) that someone answered it so quickly and that
b) Googling "dragon" and "summer" and "children's book" didn't give me that result! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Amazoning now. Thanks!
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper at 2:59 PM on October 22, 2013

Response by poster: (How is this book going for £128????)
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper at 3:02 PM on October 22, 2013

they have multiple copies on half.com, it looks like, for reasonable prices. do you have friends who could ship it to you?
posted by koroshiya at 3:08 PM on October 22, 2013

There are 400 copies on Worldcat.org, so if you just wanted to re-read it, rather than own it, there's a chance your library could get it for you through interlibrary loan.
posted by johnofjack at 6:13 AM on October 23, 2013

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