So you're a medieval peasant boy living a [[TheDungAges typical medieval peasant life]], until one day a traveling minstrel tells you that you're destined to become a hero. What do you do? Enroll at a school for dragon slayers, of course! It's not all it's cracked up to be, though; the food is terrible, the teachers are [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} kind of weird]], [[{{Jerkass}} the headmaster]] cares more about gold than the welfare of his students, and on top of all that, there's the [[RecurringCharacter frequent encounters]] with a wizard who [[GoneHorriblyWrong can't do anything right]]. This is the premise of ''Dragon Slayers' Academy'', a series of [[ChildrensLiterature children's books]] by [=Kate McMullan=]. The series chronicles the strange (and occasionally downright improbable) adventures of Wiglaf, a student at the eponymous Dragon Slayers' Academy.

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* ''The New Kid at School''
* ''Revenge of the Dragon Lady''
* ''Class Trip to the Cave of Doom''
* ''A Wedding for Wiglaf?''
* ''Knight for a Day''
* ''Sir Lancelot, Where Are You?''
* ''Wheel of Misfortune''
* ''Countdown to the Year 1000''
* ''97 Ways to Train a Dragon''
* ''Help! It's Parents Day at DSA''
* ''Danger! Wizard at Work!''
* ''The Ghost of Sir Herbert Dungeonstone''
* ''Beware! It's Friday the 13th''
* ''Pig Latin -- Not Just for Pigs!''
* ''Double Dragon Trouble''
* ''World's Oldest Living Dragon''
* ''Hail! Hail! Camp Dragononka''
* ''Never Trust a Troll!''
* ''Little Giant -- Big Trouble''
* ''School's Out... Forever!''
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!!These books provide examples of:
* AccidentalMisnaming: Zelnoc ''never'' pronounces Wiglaf's name correctly.
* AdultsAreUseless
* AfraidOfBlood: Wiglaf.
* AnachronismStew: There's a lot of this, in case the fact that the books are set in a school during the medieval period didn't tip you off.
* BadassPrincess: Erica.
* BalefulPolymorph: In ''Danger! Wizard at Work!'', Zelnoc turns the main characters into dragons.
* BigEater: Angus.
* BlackSheep: Wiglaf. Justified in the final book when [[spoiler: it turns out he was accidentally SwitchedAtBirth with his family's real son. Wiglaf is actually ''royalty'']].
* CoolOldLady: Angus's aunt (and Mordred's sister), Lady Lobelia.
* {{Crossover}}: ''Countdown to the Year 1000'' is a crossover with ''Series/TheZackFiles''.
* DeanBitterman: Mordred.
* TheDungAges
* ExtranormalInstitute: Aside from the Dragon Slayers' Academy itself, there's also the ''other'' DSA, the Dragon ''Slackers''' Academy ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a school for dragons who are also slackers]]).
* FantasticRacism: Goes both ways with humans and dragons.
* IntellectualAnimal: Daisy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Mordred.
* KidHero: The entire point of DSA is to create these.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings:
** Wiglaf has twelve of them.
** Then there's Seetha, who has ''3684'' children. [[ExaggeratedTrope They don't call her "the Mother of All Dragons" for nothing!]]
* MoneyFetish: Mordred will do pretty much anything to get his hands on some gold.
* MotherOfAThousandYoung: Seetha.
* NonHumanSidekick: Daisy.
* OnlySaneMan: DSA's librarian, Brother Dave is one of the very few adult characters who isn't TheDitz, a {{Jerkass}}, incompetent, or all three.
* PigLatin: Daisy (who is an actual pig) speaks Pig Latin because Zelnoc messed up a spell that was meant to turn her into a TalkingAnimal. In ''Pig Latin -- Not Just for Pigs!'', King Ken also ends up speaking Pig Latin after yet another messed-up spell, courtesy of Zelnoc.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Characters from [[KingArthur the Arthurian mythos]] are featured in some of the books.
* RedHeadedHero: Wiglaf.
* {{Revenge}}: In ''Revenge of the Dragon Lady'', Seetha comes after Wiglaf for killing one of her sons ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hence the title]]).
* ShoutOut:
** Erica's parents are [[{{Franchise/Barbie}} Queen Barb and King Ken]].
** Erica's aunt and uncle are [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons King Homer and Queen Marge]].
** Wiglaf is most likely named after a character from ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}''.
* TheSixthRanger: Technically the ''fourth'' ranger -- Janice, who joins the PowerTrio after DSA starts accepting female students.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Definitely on the silly end of the scale.
* SweetPollyOliver: Erica, until Mordred turns DSA into a co-ed school ([[MoneyDearBoy because more students = more money]]).
* TalkingAnimal: Parodied with Daisy, who can only speak Pig Latin.
* ThreeAmigos: Wiglaf, Angus, and Erica.
* UpliftedAnimal: Daisy.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Every dragon has a secret weakness, and some of them are ''very'' weak. For example, Gorzil's is [[spoiler:bad jokes]] and Seetha's is [[spoiler:bathing]].
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