Tell Me a Dragon
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Tell Me a Dragon

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Everyone has their very own dragon, and this book describes many different varieties of the beast, showing in words and stunning pictures exactly why their owners find them so entrancing. They range from a dragon as big as a village to a tiny dragon with whisper-thin wings, from a snaggle-toothed dragon to a sea-dragon which races dolphins on the waves - ending in a page inhabited by every dragon in the book!NEW FOR BACK TO SCHOOL - TELL ME A DRAGON TEACHERS' NOTES BY PIE CORBETT*CLICK HERE to download Teachers' Notes specially written by Pie Corbett to assist teachers and librarians in the promotion and teaching of Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris in schools and to help foster a love of good books, literature and reading in children.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 220 x 300 x 12.7mm | 476.27g
  • Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition, Special edition
  • New, Special
  • 1847802427
  • 9781847802422
  • 41,061

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One of the absolute highlights of the autumn - the immensely talented Jackie Morris has produced a breathtaking picture book which teachers will fall upon. Superbly imaginative, rich in colour and movement, it will be used in the classroom for creative writing, drama, literacy, arts and oral skills, as well as being enjoyed in its own right as an example of the best in picture book writing and production. This is a magical book which children will delight in, and if it's not on the Kate Greenaway shortlist for 2009 I'll be amazed. || The ultimate dragon book portrays every kind of dragon a child can imagine - wind dragons, star dragons, ice dragons, even dragons small enough to sit behind the ear - and it leaves the door open for more to be invented by the reader beside the tiny dragons being hatched on the final endpapers. || In this beautiful book children describe their own fantastical dragons, from the tiny, rainbow winged variety that whispers in ears to the dragon as big as a village with a tail as long as a river. || Dragons generally get bad press, but author/illustrator Jackie Morris dispels their fearsome reputation with Tell Me a Dragon. Every kind of dragon, each accompanied by a child who describes the virtues of his or her particular dragon, is shown in splendid, colourful spreads. || Nothing captures the imagination like dragons! Here is a whimsical gallery of dragons in every shape, size and temperament from a beast as big as a village to a tiny species with whisper-thin wings, a sea-dragon that races dolphins on the waves and more. Enchanting. || "I liked this book, and I liked making up my own dragon at the end." Clara Belle, aged 4 || Children learn to read by talking about what is in the pictures first and they will want to talk about these breathtakingly atmospheric and soul-capturing illustrations because they are like magnets drawing the reader's eyes into every detail... A truly imagination-stirring read that will excite young readers, ignite their imaginations and those of the adults reading to/with them. || Tell Me a Dragon is a beautiful bedtime story book, a great classroom aid and a feast for both adults and children. || A breathtaking picture book that will fire the imagination of all who read it... Be inspired by this magical book to tell your own dragon stories. || "My pick of the picture books of 2009 is the exquisitely illustrated 'Tell Me A Dragon'. Jackie Morris's sumptuous illustrations complement a deceptively simple and thought-provoking text." Marylin Brocklehurst, Norfolk Children's Book Centre || Morris's illustrations and text are sure to fire the imagination!show more

About Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with children, dogs and cats. Ever since leaving college, Bath Academy of Art, at least one cat has watched over her while she works. Big cats and small are a passion in her life, and it was while reading and watching her cat Pixie sleeping in winter that the idea for I am Cat came about. Among her many books for Frances Lincoln are The Ice Bear, The Snow Leopard, Tell me a Dragon, and How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes. To visit Jackie's website click hereshow more

Rating details

245 ratings
4.37 out of 5 stars
5 57% (139)
4 27% (67)
3 12% (30)
2 4% (9)
1 0% (0)
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