Dragon Magic by Pippa Goodhart


Dragon Magic by Pippa Goodhart

A magical story about friendship and difference, perfect for children learning to read. When her Dad, the blacksmith, needs a new dragon for the fire in his forge, Jess goes to the king to get an egg, which hatches into a dragon chick. But then the dragon gets sick, and it's only with the help of a boy from the valley below that Jess learns how to heal her and, excitingly, to fly on her! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. It features: varied sentences; detailed illustrations to enjoy; chapters; interesting characters and themes; a rich range of vocabulary; and, more complex storylines to stretch confident readers. All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: White.

About the Author

Pippa Goodhart

Pippa Goodhart completed a history degree and then trained as an infant teacher before taking on a job at Heffers Children’s Bookshop in Cambridge where she worked for five years, latterly as a manager. Moving to Leicester when she married, she began to work as a publisher’s reader and to teach, but began writing when her children were little.

Her first book was published in 1994 and over forty more have been published since then. She teaches writing to adults and works as a consultant.

She has three daughters and a husband who all help her writing by being critical when they are asked to be!

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

7th April 2016



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