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The Snow Dragon

"A sparkling, snow-filled delight."

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November 2019 Book of the Month

Not since The Snowman have readers been taken on such a magical, snowy journey of love and adventure. Phoebe lives in a gloomy orphanage run by the cruel Griselda Bone. The two clash frequently, and often over Phoebe’s creative response to her school work: Griselda does not approve of words like ‘whispery’ and ‘flumping’. Locked up in the snow overnight, Phoebe and her little dog Herb are surprised by a huge and magical snow dragon, who takes them on an extraordinary ride through the skies. Filled with snowflakes, starlight and revelling in the power of the imagination this is a gorgeous story for Christmas nights and Fiona Woodcock’s illustrations are very special indeed.

Andrea Reece

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Beautiful and engaging. A modern fairy tale!

Milo: Someone is mean to Phoebe and the magic Snow Dragon looks after her and takes her on an adventure. I didn't like the mean dog but I really loved the Snow Dragon. He is made from snow and is very kind. All the pictures were so lovely and snowy to look at. All my friends would like this book.

Aidan: A very beautiful book with pretty and interesting pictures. I really enjoyed this book. My favourite character was the Snow Dragon. I've never seen anything so snowy before!

Sarah (Mum): Both boys really enjoyed this. Aidan (7) was able to read alone, Milo loved looking at the pictures and tracing the Snow as I read to him. A very engaging story with a lovely ending.... Read Full Review

Aidan and Milo Jones

Not only is 'The Snow Dragon' a heart-warming and beautiful book, it is accompanied with equally gorgeous illustrations that make you linger that bit more whilst reading this story.

In our opinion, The Snow Dragon should sit amongst other classic Christmas stories like The Snowman. The little girl in the orphanage, Phoebe has the same determination and courage as Roald Dahl's Matilda and Sophie from the BFG. She's the only child left in the terrible orphanage managed by an even terrible woman and her dog. As the title of the book suggests in enters a Snow Dragon and the start of Phoebe's magical adventure begins.

My daughters loved reading this book with its magical illustrations and laughed at Phoebe's grammar answers.... Read Full Review

Amatullah & Abidah Khatun

An enchanting tale about love, magic and adventure, destined to become a children's classic.

Take to the snow-filled, starry sky with Phoebe, her adorable little sausage dog Herb and a magical snow dragon, in this enchanting tale about love, magic and adventure, which has fittingly been compared to Raymond Briggs' The Snowman.

Rich in detail and imagination, Abi Elphinstone’s writing makes for an unmissable treat, and her unique ability to offer otherworldly escapism through this wonderful and wintery adventure is something I’ll never tire off.... Read Full Review

Fern Tolley