The Fire Within is by Chris D'Lacey. The first in The Dragon series begins when David moves in with the Pennykettle's. He only wants a cheap room near college but finds more than he bargains for; a potter who makes clay dragons that come to life, her 11-year-old daughter who is a never ending source of trouble, a wacky squirrel hating neighbor, and a motley collection of animals. David begins to write a story for Lucy's 12th birthday, but is the story fact or fiction? A great tale filled with laughter and tears. Where can I get my own special dragon?
Ratings: 6th grade - 10 out of 10.