A welcome addition and rare example of a fantasy story with a boy of colour as the protagonist.
The setting is urban and gritty,an apartment block in Brooklyn where Jax lives with his single mother. She has to go to court to fight their eviction and leaves him with 'Ma', a seemingly unfriendly and grumpy old neighbour. All is not as it seems and a mysterious little tin box is revealed to contain 3 just hatched dragons who need to be transported to the realm of magic. Black and white illustrations every 4 to 5 pages accompany this story of time travelling, magic, friendship and the complicated ways in which family members relate to one another. An engaging and attractive chapter book for newly confident readers