My Secret Dragon

Aidan Mooney has spent his whole life guarding his mum’s secret: she’s part-dragon. When her fire-breathing is discovered, , she disappears. With the help of his friend Charlotte, and some clues from Greek mythology, Aidan tracks down a terrifying genius who forces him to risk his life to save his mum.

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‘Filled with heart and exciting twists and turns, My Secret Dragon is utterly wonderful.’
-Fallen Star Stories

‘A smashing romp. The writing is excellent.’
– Celine Kiernan, author

‘This rollicking adventure mixes sci-fi, fantasy and ancient mythology… will keep everyone on tenterhooks.’
– LoveReading4Kids

‘Unforgettable characters and page-turning action.’
– E.R. Murray, author

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Why not try out some of Aidan’s amazing invented recipes at the back of the book? Here’s a taster … Peawurly cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self-raising flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 Curly Wurlys, chopped into small pieces

METHOD

  • Mix the butter, peanut butter and sugar together in a bowl.
  • Beat in the eggs.

  • Add the chopped Curly Wurly pieces and mix in well with a metal spoon.

  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt.

  • Add this to the butter mixture. Press into a dough. Add a few drops of water if necessary to make the dough stick.

  • Put the dough in the fridge and leave for an hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper and grease this lightly with butter.

  • Roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and put on the baking tray, well spread apart.

  • Flatten each ball with the edge of a knife.

  • Bake for about 10 minutes and leave to cool on a rack.