Richard Scarry's Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon With Lowly Worm the Jolly Jester by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry's Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon With Lowly Worm the Jolly Jester

Written by Richard Scarry
Illustrated by


Richard Scarry's Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon With Lowly Worm the Jolly Jester by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry's beloved Busylande meets the Middle Ages and the result is a delightful fractured fairy tale featuring knights on horseback, wandering minstrels, intrepid peasants, a beautiful princess and a frightening dragon! Come to Busylande, a very busy, happy kingdom - until the terrible dragon kidnaps Princess Lily. Who will save her? The knights try, but everything goes wrong. Now it's all up to Peasant Pig and Lowly Worm...but they'll face their greatest challenge ever! It's a magical medieval tale as only Richard Scarry can tell it, with humour, unforgettable characters and a new court jester: Lowly!

About the Author

Richard Scarry

Richard McClure Scarry (June 5, 1919 – April 30, 1994), last name pronounced like "scary", was an enormously popular children's author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of 300 million worldwide.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, where his parents ran a shop. The Scarry family enjoyed a comfortable life even during the time of the Great Depression. Following high school graduation, Scarry enrolled in a business college but soon dropped out, finding it not to his liking. He then studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he remained until being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II.

Scarry's characters are almost always anthropomorphic animals. Occasionally this leads to the irony of portraying animals as farmers, tending livestock, including the infamous example of a pig portrayed as a butcher, selling ham and frankfurters behind a counter. Using animals in place of humans allowed Scarry to avoid giving the characters specific racial or ethnic traits, which may have helped broaden their appeal. His books have been popular with children throughout the world.

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48 pages


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Publication date

7th May 2009



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