Books, Reviews

Great review by Hazel Edwards of Three Dragons!

hazelWe were delighted and honoured to hear that the distinguished and very popular author Hazel Edwards has posted a wonderful five-star review of Three Dragons for Christmas, on Goodreads. The review follows below but you can also read it here.

Review by Hazel Edwards

Dragons appeal to young readers and even pre-readers. Lots of thoughtful artwork in this collection.

‘Three Dragons for Christmas’ is a suitable gift of the imagination for an entire family. It won’t be read only at Christmas.

Beautifully designed with traditional illustrations and even a mouse on each of the endpapers, plus a bookplate for the owner’s name, this is a book for keeping (even when downsizing). Check out the green dragon scales on the endpapers too.

The three tales are very different but all share the rhythm of well structured stories where the reader identifies emotionally and cares what happens to the character…in each case a small dragon.

Sophie Masson’s ‘The Christmas Dragon’ wants to be a sleigh-pulling reindeer. The job interview with Santa when you’re fiery, not cool, was fun. Lisa Stewart’s postcard provided a different perspective even if 5 cents seems cheap postage in dragontimes.

Fiona Mc Donald’s ‘Dragon Market’ was like many present day community markets and the eventual dragon merchandise sells well.

And the witty book titles within the Beattie Alvarez’s illustrations for ‘The Dragon’s Pet’ include Encyclopedia Draconica and First Flames.

Both the design and type of tale have a traditional feel, and the book is VERY green, with scales. All read well aloud (especially by grandparents to 5 year olds).

Older readers ( and adults) will also enjoy this trio of stories by three different authors, two of whom are illustrator-authors and the extra Dragon artwork by illustrator David Allan.

Highly recommended.

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It’s release day for Three Dragons for Christmas!

Yes, today is the day our beautiful illustrated storybook, Three Dragons for Christmas, is officially released, and to celebrate, we’ve made a trailer for your enjoyment!

Note too that the audio book of Three Dragons for Christmas is also available for purchase at our Bandcamp store. Print and audio editions together make the perfect Christmas gift for that special little person in your life!

 

 

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A sneak peek at our Christmas title!

Dragons Front Cover LargeOur fabulous new Christmas title, Three Dragons for Christmas, is being released officially this week, and we thought you’d enjoy a sneak peek at it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The book, which is a gorgeous hardcover with gold foil stamping on the front cover titles, coloured endpapers, and lavishly illustrated throughout, features three fabulous stories: Dragon Market, written and illustrated by Fiona McDonald; The Christmas Dragon, written by Sophie Masson and illustrated by Lisa Stewart; and The Dragon’s Pet, written and illustrated by Beattie Alvarez.

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Illustration by Fiona McDonald

 

Illustration by Lisa Stewart
Illustration by Lisa Stewart

It’s a wonderful book to read aloud to children, or for children to read by themselves. The perfect Christmas gift! Available from all good bookshops, or direct from us.

 

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Illustration by Beattie Alvarez