Doughnuts for a Dragon by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
  

Doughnuts for a Dragon

Written by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
Illustrated by Lee Wildish
Part of the George's Amazing Adventures Series

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September 2014 Book of the Month Bored with life at home, George decides he’d have be a lot more fun if he could be like the heroes from the olden days. Building a time machine, he travels back in the past and sets off on find a dragon. Luckily, George takes some cakes and tasty doughnuts with him which turn out to be exactly what everyone in the past wants most! George’s adventures are told in a bouncy, rhyming text with comic illustrations to match.

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Synopsis

Doughnuts for a Dragon by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain

Yum said the ogre, lifting George up, I'll have you for dinner tonight.

Don't eat me, cried George, Have these buns instead! 'Cause I'm seeking a dragon to fight.

George, a young explorer, longs to be a dragon-searching hero from long, long ago. So he climbs in his time machine with only a scooter, some cakes and tasty doughnuts to aid him in his quest. When he arrives in long, long ago he spies a dragon straight away! Or does he...?

This is a wonderful third instalment in the award nominated George's Amazing Adventures series, this is a funny medieval tale about a dastardly dragon and delicious doughnuts. George's earlier adventure Spaghetti with the Yeti was nominated for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013, Oscar's First Book Prize, the Sheffield Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award.

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About the Author

Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain

Adam and Charlotte Guillain.

Adam is a performance storyteller and was the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Writer in Residence. He is published by OUP, Pearson and Scholastic.

Charlotte taught English to air traffic controllers and nurses before deciding a career in publishing would endanger fewer lives. Following a decade working as a commissioning editor, Charlotte is now a prolific author of children's fiction, non-fiction and picture books.

Q&A: Adam and Charlotte

1. How did you get the idea for this book/artwork?

Like many parents with babies, Charlotte and I would make up silly rhymes and songs for all usual baby stuff: changing nappies, going to sleep, eating food etc. One of the first solids our own George loved was spaghetti. One day we were doing the usual nonsense stuff when the words 'spaghetti with the yeti' came out. We were on to it like a shot! When Egmont said they loved it and wanted Lee Wildish to create the illustrations we were so happy we danced a jig!

2. How would you describe the book?

It's very silly, funny and warm.

3. Which is your favourite character/theme in the book?

We love the character, George, partly because he's based on our own red-headed son, but because he so refreshingly innocent and optimistic. He has an idea and in good faith he just goes for it!

4. How long did it take you to write/illustrate this book?

The first draft was written in about fifteen minutes but we've been writing, rewriting and crafting this story for seven years.

5. How did you do the research for it? Where did you look/go?

Other than researching if anyone else had thought of this idea before, we did absolutely no research at all - which was great!

6. What other books have you written/illustrated?

It's a long list. Better check out our website www.tinnedspaghetti.co.uk

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
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Author's Website

www.tinnedspaghetti.co.uk/

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

28th August 2014

ISBN

9781405270540

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