The Moon Dragons

Author(s): Dyan Sheldon

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When a king discovers that there are still singing moon dragons high up on the mountainside, he offers a room full of gold to anyone who can bring one to him. The beautiful dancing dragons only reveal themselves to Alina, a young peasant girl, but she preserves the secret of their whereabouts, knowing that there are some things far more precious than a room full of gold.


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"A wonder to look at and a joy to read aloud." --Wendy Cooling

"A hauntingly beautiful fable with a strong message about greed and the environment. Absolutely gorgeous artwork" --The Bookseller

"Gary Blythe's glowing pictures and a lyrical text by Dyan Sheldon prove to be a perfect combination in this heartwarming story." --Bookseller

"Spell-binding and incredibly moving story coupled with illustrations that will take your breath away." --Lovereading

"Sweet lesson of the value of art and life. Original fairy tale succeeds as a fable." --Kirkus Reviews

Dyan Sheldon (Author) Dyan Sheldon is the author of many books for young people, including Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and a number of stories for younger readers. She also writes books for adults. American by birth, she lives in north London.Gary Blythe (Illustrator) Gary Blythe is an award-winning illustrator. His first children's picture book, The Whales' Song, written by Dyan Sheldon, won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. Gary lives in the Wirral, near Liverpool.

General Fields

  • : 9781783441716
  • : Andersen Press
  • : Andersen Press
  • : August 2015
  • : 280mm X 241mm X 4mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1115
  • : Gary Blythe
  • : 813.6
  • : 32
  • : Dyan Sheldon
  • : Paperback