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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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Caroline Pitcher's first book for Frances Lincoln was The Snow Whale, chosen as one of Child Education's Best Books of 1996 and shortlisted for the 1997 Children's Book Award. She lives in Derby, U.K.Icelandic born artist KRISTJANA S WILLIAMS studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins and quickly gained critical acclaim as Creative Director of Beyond the Valley for 8 years. Williams' work has become well known throughout the industry, 2013 saw the studio Highly Commended for 'Best Use of Color' at the Dulux Color Awards. Kristjana has won a D&AD award, a New York Festivals Grand Prix & First Prize and been shortlisted for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2 - During winter, Rory likes to stay inside his warm house and play. One day he makes an emerald green dragon with glittery eyes and a brilliant red crest and places him on his bed. The boy is afraid of the dark, but, miraculously, the dragon springs to life and comforts him with his ability to shine in the night. Throughout the season, the creature keeps Rory physically warm, soothes his fears by standing guard at bedtime, and tells him stories of when the "world was young." However, by springtime, the dragon longs to return to his own home, the "melting middle of the earth" (the wood stove), and tells Rory that it's time for him to go. When winter returns, memories of the dragon and the times they shared help Rory get through the "darkness." Williams's muted, impressionistic illustrations done in oil pastels are suited to this tale of dreams and dream worlds. However, the text is lightweight and underdeveloped. Wavering between being a tale about facing fears and one about a toy that comes to life, the story never comes together. - Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA
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Book Description Frances Lincoln Children's Books, London, England, 2005. Soft cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Issued. Williams, Sophy (illustrator). First Paperback. 1st paperback edition/1st printing. Seller Inventory # 009717
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