Jellybean the Dragon

Jellybean the Dragon

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ISBN-13: 9781912704149
Publisher: Heads or Tales Press
Publication date: 05/23/2018
Series: Jellybean the Dragon Stories American-English , #1
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elias Zapple was not born in 1922, as some would have you believe. His date of birth is not really relevant anyway. What is relevant is that he arose out of a tulip that was growing in some old granny's garden in Camberwell. How he got to be in a tulip is not really clear, nor is it clear how he got out of the tulip and years later wrote the smash hit musical, 'Love be a Stranger', which was an international flop.

After that success, he went on to work as a 19th century Victorian chimney sweep where he was then inspired to write the acclaimed series of books entitled 'Duke & Michel'. It is believed the fumes from the chimneys did so much damage to Elias that it was a miracle he ever ate a cupcake again.

Later, he travelled back in time to the present and went on a series of trips to many foreign and distant lands. During these travels, Elias met and spoke to many interesting people, choosing to ignore all of them. He did, however, learn a couple of things: i) the earth is flat; and ii) you should never eat a banana when it's not ripe.

Many questions are often asked by his adoring public. Are you human? How many chimpanzees can fit inside a fridge? What is that thing growing on the side of your head? To which Mr Zapple has always smiled, turned away and swum off into the sunset, only once being bitten by an unfriendly shark.

Elias Zapple continues to work towards the unification of Korea and writing children's stories that parents will spend huge sums of money on. He wishes you all to know that every penny made from the books will go straight into his bank account, which he will then spend on a lavish, new tent.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Jellybean the Dragon

Missing Mangoes

The Continuing Nuisance of Jellybean

Planet Zanu

The Feast

The Battle of the Limbs

One Limb or Two?

Jellybean’s Selected Vocabulary

Who is Elias Zapple?

Also by Elias Zapple

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Jellybean the Dragon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Jellybean the Dragon (The Jellybean the Dragon Stories Book 1) by Elias Zapple is a fun and adventurous storybook for children. The story revolves around Emma, a ten-year-old girl who owns a castle and a big spaceship that can fit a dragon inside. One day, Jellybean the dragon accidentally lands in her castle and the story takes an unexpected turn from that point, whisking readers off on an adventure where they run into different types of characters on the way. Since Emma has completed her training as an astronaut, she takes Jellybean to his home planet in her spaceship. The book gives information about planets and space travel and will keep young readers captivated till the very end. The book throws light on planets and also introduces readers to many new things and helps them enhance their vocabulary. It's a good bedtime storybook and children will love listening to some adventure and fun before they go to sleep. It can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The information about planets is given in an engaging way, making it easy for readers to comprehend. All the characters are adorable and memorable and they will stay in readers' minds long after they finish the book. There's all kinds of nonsense, fun, wackiness and fantasy in the story as we follow Emma and Jellybean in their adventure that children will find appealing. The author's wonderful imagination will definitely make readers look forward to the next book. An engaging and entertaining adventure and a fun read for children.
bamauthor More than 1 year ago
In this eBook short story we meet Emma, a ten year old orphan who lives in a castle plunked down in a forest of make believe fruit trees. Her parents died when they ate too many carrots in an eating contest, which left her sole ruler of the land of trees and pet crocodiles. Emma is no ordinary little girl, she has already completed training as an astronaut and has her own spaceship. One day a red and green flying dragon crashes down and burns a mango tree in the process. The townspeople are angry that he has destroyed this tree so Emma rescues the dragon by squeezing him into her rocket and flying him home to his planet named Hoppity, next to Dino, far into space beyond the planet Neptune. The reader is introduced to facts about the planets as each of them is passed along on the journey to Hoppity. Her dragon friend gives her the gift of a magical plant that will grow all kinds of treasure. Once they arrive on the ground, Emma also finds a cool reception. The dragon townspeople led by Nixon sentence her to fifty years in prison. Jelly puts her in his mouth and rescues her once more and flies her on his back to another planet named Earth. Here Emma befriends Miss Tickler, the talking cat. Jelly’s twin Cyril is as Jelly puts it, “his stupid brother.” Soon, strange vibrations occur. The dragons know there will be an earthquake soon. Emma and her friends escape in the nick of time. She is transported to Zanu where she meets the dragon king named King Buttercup. Here Emma is finally welcomed. The king desires to make her a princess and showers her with gifts. Emma wants no part of this; she tells him that she wants to be, Emma the Guitarist. The king will agree only if Emma participates in a competition with their best guitarist, Fillmore. Fillmore is known there as, “Les Paul of Dragons.” Emma spends lots of time practicing her riffs only to discover from Jelly that this competition has a catch. The loser must have his arms chopped off and stay away from the planet Zanu forever. What a dilemma! If Emma loses where will she find a home and how will she survive? You will have to read the story to see who wins the competition and what happens to Emma, Fillmore and the rest of her dragon friends. As you may have guessed, there are lots of incongruities in the story and the humor is the type that appeals to the middle grade reader. For example, the author talks about, “other works by This Dude,” and mentions in the preview of soon to be released books, “coming soon to a bathroom near you.” I like the glossary which includes more difficult vocabulary words like malfunctioned, imprisoned, scythe, and made up terms like orangeness. Children are also introduced to some information about the planets and space travel.