The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon by Richard Adams
  

The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

Written by Richard Adams
Illustrated by Alex T Smith

3+ readers   5+ readers   

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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

Synopsis

The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon by Richard Adams

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.

Reviews

A bright, vivid children's book, with wonderful illustrations, that new readers will love. * The Carousel * A disarmingly pleasing book which invites readers to suspend their disbelief and simply enjoy the story telling. * The School Librarian * A beautifully illustrated, wonderfully old-fashioned story. * The School Run * playful and uplifting - it may not be long before some Egg Box Dragons start appearing in your vicinity! * Armadillo Magazine * This is a lovely story which has been given a new lease of life by the gorgeous, funny illustrations of Alex T. Smith. I absolutely loved it. * Making Them Readers * A cheeky dragon with boxes of charm and likeability! * Inis * A lovely story with an unexpected twist in the tale * Parents in Touch *

About the Author

Richard Adams
Richard Adams was born in Berkshire, England, in 1920, and studied history at Worcester College, Oxford. He is the author of nineteen books, including the bestselling and award-winning Watership Down, his first book.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Richard Adams
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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

5th October 2017

ISBN

9781444938401

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