Malpas the Dragon by Ann Cattanach
  

Synopsis

Malpas the Dragon by Ann Cattanach

'Love is at the centre of this remarkable picture book, and while there is no happy ending for Malpas, there is understanding. The pictures are full of humour as well as sympathy. An excellent choice for children surviving on the edge.' - www.healthybooks.org.uk This beautifully illustrated children's book is about loss and survival. It will be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and is ideal for parents and professionals to read with children who find it hard to love and be loved. Malpas the dragon flies around the world, breathing fire, screaming, moaning and farting. He makes everybody afraid. Malpas was treated badly by his parents, who taught him to be a rude, angry dragon, but this meant that he was also unloved and lonely. His only friend, Haley, finds that although she doesn't have much success offering help to the sad and smelly dragon, Malpas ends up helping her to help others who are lonely. Without knowing it, Malpas begins to warm their hearts.

Reviews

This beautifully illustrated children's book is about loss and survival. It will be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and is ideal for parents and professionals to read with children who find it hard to love and be loved. -- Education Today Children, grandparents and teachers all loved this book. -- Grandparents First Malpas the Dragon is a picture book about loss and survival, ideal for children who find it hard to love and be loved. -- Inside Out Love is at the centre of this remarkable picture book, and while there is no happy ending for Malpas, there is understanding. The pictures are full of humour as well as sympathy. An excellent choice for children surviving on the edge. -- www.healthybooks.org.uk

About the Author

Ann Cattanach has worked as a child therapist for many years. She started the first training programme in the UK for play therapists at Roehampton University, London. She has written many books including Process in the Arts Therapies, Play Therapy: Where the Sky Meets the Underworld and Play Therapy with Abused Children, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Ann lives in the Scottish Highlands and works as a freelance Child Care Consultant Therapist. Michael Renouf is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Essex.

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Format

Paperback
28 pages

Author

Ann Cattanach
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Publisher

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Publication date

16th November 2007

ISBN

9781843105725


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