By Zetta Elliott

Random House Children's Books



ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipSci-Fi and Fantasy

Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

Dragons in a Bag is the third book in this critically acclaimed series.

Ever since the baby dragons were returned to the magical realm, things have been off. The New York summer has been unusually cold. A strange sleeping sickness is spreading across the city. And Jaxon’s friends Kenny and Kavita have begun to change, becoming more like the fairy and dragon they once cared for.

On top of all that, Jax is hiding a secret—Vik entrusted him with a phoenix egg! Jax wants to help his friends and learn how to hatch the phoenix, but so far his lessons as a witch’s apprentice haven’t seemed very useful. Where can he find the strength—and the magic—he needs?

One of the underlying messages in this book is empathy. Watch this Dragonfly Tales video to find out more about why Laura and Ruby chose The Witch’s Apprentice – Dragons in a Bag as a great book for middle school readers.