- Available in: ebook and paperback
- Published: September 23, 2011
Bradley Wallace Murphy just turned thirteen, and he’s not happy about it. His life is lousy, with no relief in sight. He doesn’t fit in at school, he’s no good at sports, a bully torments him, he’s a disappointment to his parents, and his only “friends” are fictional characters on a TV show called “Dark Shadows.” He’s on the verge of manhood – and wants no part of that, either.
Then he finds the egg. And everything changes.
From this egg hatches Whilly, a supposedly mythological dragon that bonds with him physically, emotionally and spiritually. The sudden responsibility of hiding and feeding and caring for a rapidly growing dragon in a small California city in 1970 forces Bradley Wallace to grow up whether he wants to or not.
Through their adventures together, boy and dragon learn the true nature of their symbiosis, and Bradley Wallace comes to understand that he is not just a misfit kid who happened to find a misfit creature from some other time.
He is something far more dangerous. More dangerous than anyone in history. So dangerous that he’ll be killed if the truth comes out. The boy who doesn’t want to grow up comes to realize that it might actually be better if he didn’t.
“What an amazing, magical adventure. Everyone who has ever imagined having a dragon, flying with it, and befriending this wonderful mythological creature will jump right into this book. Author Michael J. Bowler has such a gift for recreating the experiences and muddled logic of a 13-year-old self-confessed misfit.”
– Readers’ Favorite
“I highly recommend this to anybody who has ever found themselves in the throes of loneliness, feeling invalidated and misunderstood by the people around them, with nothing but their own fantasies to cope with the pains of living; and longing for the day when those fantasies would finally become a reality.”
– Julian S. on Amazon
“This is a great read for young adults, parents, and fantasy lovers. A Boy and His Dragon will not disappoint.”
– BookLoverRome on Amazon