The Moon Dragons by Dyan Sheldon
  

The Moon Dragons

Written by Dyan Sheldon
Illustrated by Gary Blythe

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A spell-binding and incredibly moving story coupled with illustrations that will take your breath away, tells the story of a poor, young peasant girl who desperately wants to succeed where others have failed and bring to the king an ancient, singing moon dragon in return for some gold. That is until she's laughed at by the king and his villagers for even thinking she might succeed. A timeless picture book to be returned to time and time again.

Synopsis

The Moon Dragons by Dyan Sheldon

When a king discovers that there are still singing moon dragons high up on the mountainside, he offers a room full of gold to anyone who can bring one to him. The beautiful dancing dragons only reveal themselves to Alina, a young peasant girl, but she preserves the secret of their whereabouts, knowing that there are some things far more precious than a room full of gold.

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A wonder to look at and a joy to read aloud. Wendy Cooling

A hauntingly beautiful fable with a strong message about greed and the environment. Absolutely gorgeous artwork The Bookseller

About the Author

Dyan Sheldon

Dyan Sheldon is a popular and highly respected author of books for teens and pre-teens as well as a number of stories for younger readers. Her bestselling titles include Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star, One or Two Things I Learned About Love, Tall, Thin and Blonde and the picture book The Whales' Song, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. American by birth, Dyan lives in London, NW1.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: Up to 5 years

Author

Dyan Sheldon
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Author's Website

www.dyansheldon.co.uk/

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd October 2014

ISBN

9781783440559

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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