Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Chipmunks, Dragons, Forest animals, Friendship, Fantasy
Twig is a young chipmunk living in a dystopian animal society based in a junk heap. Failing in all his classes, Twig decides to run away. He finds a dragon egg and becomes its surrogate father when the dragon hatches. With the help of the fire-breathing dragon, Twig suddenly excels at his Metal Craft classes. His professor is determined to prove that Twig is somehow cheating. Basil, a school bully, discovers the dragon and reports the truth to the professor, who then tries to enslave the dragon. Twig and his friend Lily rescue the dragon with the help of Basil and begin their journey to take the dragon back to his homeland.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss1/14