The Apprentice is stumped on a book she's trying to remember, and I can't remember much about it either. So I'm throwing it out to all Treehouse visitors.
These are the details she's sure about: there's a boy, and some kind of dragon (a small one?). He takes it home and hides it under his bed, and unfortunately, because it's a fire-breathing dragon, it not only burns up his comic books but sets the house on fire as well. Unwilling to have to explain this, he sets out for (?) with the dragon. The book then involves a sea voyage and an evil older man with a "sword stick" (a cane that becomes a sword). The ship somehow gets damaged, but the dragon welds it back together with his fiery breath.
As you can imagine, doing a Google search for "boy meets dragon" or even "sword-stick" is pretty useless, and she hasn't been able to come up with anything more distinctive except that she's pretty sure the name of the book is the dragon's name.
Can you help?