Jill & Dragon (Hardcover)

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"And they all lived happily ever after." This is what the storybooks say, anyway. Everybody's happy at the end of her book, Jill notices, except the dragon, who must settle for being hated and feared. She isn't having any part of that!

Jill invites the dragon out of the book -- that's all it takes, you know -- to teach him some skills that go beyond singeing castles. He makes a botch of things at first. Dragons are going to dragon, it seems. All seems lost until they discover the dragon's surprising culinary artistry fit for its own cookbook! 

Lesley Barnes' picture book is gorgeously illustrated and wittily told. It is a true treasure. 

— From August 2016


"And they all lived happily ever after."
At least, that's what Jill's storybook says, but Jill can't help noticing that at the end of the story, one character looks far from happy. Dragon is despised by the king because all he can do is singe, burn, and barbecue. So Jill decides to make her fairy tale ring true and invites Dragon out of the book, so she can teach him some alternative life skills Dragon throws himself into all of Jill's favorite things--but with disappointing results. When it seems as if all hope is lost, Jill and Dragon discover that he has one very unique, and palatable, talent . . .

About the Author

Lesley Barnes is an illustrator and animator based in Glasgow whose distinctive work straddles the spheres of fashion, music, children's literature, film, and product design. She has collaborated with the V&A in London, the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian, the children's magazines Anorak and OKIDO, and Glamour and Stylist magazines.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849763400
ISBN-10: 1849763402
Publisher: Tate Publishing(UK)
Publication Date: April 12th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English