Winter Dragon

Winter Dragon

by Caroline Pitcher, Sophy Williams
     
 

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Rory is afraid of the darkness of winter. He thinks that monsters and demons might creep out from the shadows and get him. So he makes a dragon of emerald green with a brilliant red crest. Each night the dragon comes alive to tell Rory stories of knights and battles, and of elf-kings and treasure hoards. Through his dreamtime adventures, Rory grows brave. But as…  See more details below

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Rory is afraid of the darkness of winter. He thinks that monsters and demons might creep out from the shadows and get him. So he makes a dragon of emerald green with a brilliant red crest. Each night the dragon comes alive to tell Rory stories of knights and battles, and of elf-kings and treasure hoards. Through his dreamtime adventures, Rory grows brave. But as spring approaches, the dragon longs to return to his own fiery home. What will Rory do without his new friend? Featuring beautifully descriptive prose and vibrant artwork, The Winter Dragon is an entertaining book with a reassuring message for young readers.

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Kirkus Reviews
With the help of a paper dragon and his own imagination, a young boy confronts his fear of the dark. Rory hates night and worries about unseen demons in the shadows of his bedroom. One winter day Rory makes a paper dragon. That night he discovers his dragon glowing in order to keep the dark away and blowing to warm his slippers and bed. Each night, Rory's dragon returns to warm him with courageous stories of bonfires, blazing beacons, and knights and dragons. Each night Rory and his Winter Dragon "banish the demons of the dark" and Rory sleeps unafraid, his heart filled with the dragon's stories. When spring light returns, Rory knows he and his dragon must part. The realistic pastel illustrations cast Rory in darkness and light, amplifying his fears as well as his emerging courage. A reassuring story with a touch of fantasy for the night-light gang. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845074456
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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