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Best-selling author Richard Adams’s spins a delightful and magical story of a toy dragon who comes to life and brings all kinds of surprises when he does so. Although only made from egg boxes, Emma’s toy dragon turns out to have a variety of skills. He is good at roaring, great at breathing fire and outstanding at finding things that have gone missing. Luckily, the Egg Box Dragon is on hand when the Queen looses the biggest diamond from her crown. Soon it is safely back in its place and Emma and her Dragon enjoy a slap-up royal tea in return. Alex T Smith’s vibrant illustrations bring the quirky story to life. ~ Julia Eccleshare
From the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, comes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon. Illustrated by Alex T. Smith, creator of Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero.
Whatever you've lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He's retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He's so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen's crown?
Richard Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. Watership Down has sold over 50 million copies. A new mini series of Watership Down will premiere Christmas 2017 on BBC1 and launch globally on Netflix Spring 2018, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman and Freddie Fox, amongst others.
|Publication date:||5th October 2017|
|Illustrator:||Alex T Smith|
|Publisher:||Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical|
Richard Adams (1920 - 2016) was an English novelist best known as the author of Watership Down, first published in 1972. He served in the British Army during the second world war, and then joined the civil service. He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters during long car journeys and they insisted it he publish it as a book. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and went on to sell millions of copies throughout the world. In 1975 Adams was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.More About Richard Adams