The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
Spirited young dragon Aventurine lives with her family in the mountains. Frustrated that she is too young to go out hunting alone, she sneaks out of her cave and attempts to capture a human. As she approaches him, she smells the most delicious aroma from his cooking pot - chocolate! The man tricks her by adding a magical ingredient, so when she drinks it, she turns into a human girl. Without wings, claws or fire, she cannot return home, so heads to the city to seek work.
Desperate to have another taste of the delectable chocolate, she is determined to become an apprentice in one of the exclusive chocolate houses, but she must first learn to control her fierce manner if she is to be accepted into human society.
Dragons, magic and chocolate combine in this captivating fantasy adventure, where the fiery protagonist learns the value of trust and friendship.