Franklin's Flying Bookshop

Franklin's Flying Bookshop

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Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even look at him. One day he meets a girl named Luna who, far from being scared, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk non-stop about what they've read: books about roller skating, King Arthur, spiders and how to do kung fu. Together, they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop - a flying bookshop, that is - right on Franklin's back!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 275 x 285 x 7.62mm | 520g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • 0500651094
  • 9780500651094
  • 87,826

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'A completely surreal and totally wonderful look at the joys of reading and escapism. I literally loved every moment of it' - David Litchfield, author of 'The Bear and the Piano' 'A magical story... From the words to the illustrations, the whole thing is a joy' - Absolutely Mama 'A wonderful storybook for anyone who enjoys reading, just like Luna and Franklin the dragon' - Magpie That 'A 21st-century fairytale that is sweet, inspiring and beautifully illustrated' - Books with Baby 'Beautiful! ... from the foiling on the cover, to the illustrations inside, to the rhythmic text and characters that you can't help pull into your heart. Just beautiful' - Bookbairn 'An exceptional book about the power of stories and book-places to unite a community ... it's also a beautiful book in itself' - Book Trust 'I LOVE it. It is so touching and original and delightful. Katie's illustrations are a perfect match for the text, too' - Jacqueline Wilson 'A magical production which will be adored by children and book lovers everywhere! ... Jen Campbell's uplifting story, coupled with Katie Harnett's extraordinary, colour-filled illustrations make for an enchanting read' - Picture Books Blogger
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About Jen Campbell

Jen Campbell is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series, which was a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Her latest non-fiction book, The Bookshop Book, was the official book of the 'Books Are My Bag' campaign. She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer.
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Rating details

1,509 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 49% (734)
4 35% (521)
3 14% (216)
2 2% (28)
1 1% (10)
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