"A beautifully illustrated picture book fable teaches the values of co-operation and tolerance"
The kingdoms of Arbor and Pomosa are neighbours. Arbor is leafy and green with forests, while Pomosa is fertile, full of wheatfields and grazing cows. A high thorn hedge divides them but fortunately the children sneak through the hedge at night to help themselves to firewood or grain and milk. This keeps the people of both countries warm, fed and happy, but the kings are determined to protect their property and each one hires a dragon to patrol the hedge. Things escalate, as they tend to, and the kings order the dragons to fight, to the distress of their citizens, who’ve come to love these beautiful creatures much more than they ever loved their rulers. Perfectly told and beautifully illustrated, the story will catch children’s imagination and reveals so much about the way the world operates, and who has the power to change it.