The Clockwork Dragon by Jonathan Emmett

The Clockwork Dragon

Written by Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by Elys Dolan


The Clockwork Dragon by Jonathan Emmett

Max and Lizzie's kingdom is being terrorized by a ferocious dragon named Flamethrottle. But if you think they are frightened you had better think again! They have a daring plan to chase that dastardly dragon out of town ...


'A rollicking and thoroughly entertaining story' * Read it Daddy! book blog * 'A storybook land full of humour' * Armadillo Magazine * 'Very funny picture book... detailed illustrations adding to the story' * Debbie Williams, Primary Times * 'Cocktail of dastardly dragons, mechanical and otherwise, wily and determined child characters and a rip roaring adventure' * Jill Bennett *'

About the Author

Jonathan Emmett

Jonathan was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a rig fitter and a primary school teacher. It was while he was at college, studying architecture, that he first developed his skills as a writer and illustrator, creating detailed illustrations to accompany poems and lyrics that he had written. After leaving college, he worked as an architect for several years, before pursuing a full-time career in children’s books.

In addition to writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and Pigs Might Fly, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books.
He lives in Nottingham with his wife Rachel, and his children, Max and Laura. His hobbies include walking, reading, furniture design and tinkering with his website

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Book Info


32 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th February 2015



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