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The Snow Dragon

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When the power-crazy Most Royal of Fire Dragons decides he wants to rule not only his own hot southern kingdom but also the icy wastes of the Snow Dragons' northern territory, catastrophe occurs. The Fire Dragon ignores the warning from the powerful Book that Twolegs will eventually destroy his kind, and sets out crisping and frazzling the world. Little Tuft, a Twoleg, can't ignore the warning and enlists the help of the last remaining Snow Dragon in a thrilling and magical quest to save the world from burning up...An entrancing story, lyrically told and gorgeously illustrated, which will be appreciated on a variety of levels by children from pre-school to 8-year-olds and older.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 294 x 6mm | 240.4g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0552545953
  • 9780552545952
  • 85,330

Review quote

"Ideal for reading aloud, this is an epic tale of triumph over evil, presented amidst rolling artwork in which the inspired use of perspective emphasises the enormous task facing the central character, the endearing Twoleg, Little Tuft. Recommended" Scotsman "Vivian French's delightful picture book is a masterful modern fairy tale ... Young children will be captivated by both the story and the pictures and will delight in having this book read to them again and again" Schoolsnet.comshow more

About Vivian French

Vivian French is a popular and respected children's author, with over sixty books to her credit. Her picture books have been very successful and include Caterpillar, Caterpillar, shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler award and A Song for Little Toad, shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. This is her first book for Doubleday. Author lives: Bristolshow more

Review Text

"Vivian French's delightful picture book is a masterful modern fairy tale . . . Young children will be captivated by both the story and the pictures and will delight in having this book read to them again and again"show more

Back cover copy

Little Tuft gasped. "I can see a Snow Dragon!" he whispered, and he rubbed his eyes. "It almost looks as if she's alive!" "Of COURSE she's alive, you foolish Twoleg," snapped Book. Little Tuft jumped up. "Then," he said, "we must find her!" An epic tale for readers of all ages, involving Dragons at war, a talking Book, and a daring young boy who is determined to save his people from extinction. Vivian French's enthralling, moving and often very funny story is superbly complemented by Chris Fisher's dramatic illustrations.show more

Rating details

24 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 33% (8)
4 33% (8)
3 29% (7)
2 4% (1)
1 0% (0)
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