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DragonQuest

By Allan Baillie
Illustrated by Wayne Harris

A mission to find the last dragon winds through a perilous landscape, but the knight sees no trace of the creature. Can the eagle-eyed reader spot it?

A noble Dragon Fighter and a brave boy set out on a daring and dangerous adventure to seek out the last dragon. Will they make it to the top of Glass Mountain where the fearsome beast lives?

  • Short-listed for the 1997 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award
  • Short-listed for the 1997 NSW Premier’s Awards
  • “Here is a book which speaks to the dragon slayer lurking in fertile young imaginations …This is a wonderful book … Highly recommended.” Magpies magazine

About the author

Allan Baillie was born in Scotland in 1943 and came to Australia when he was seven. He attended several Victorian bush schools before settling in Melbourne. Allan became a journalist, moved to Sydney and began writing books. He is now a full-time author, chasing books in Cambodia, China, Arnhem Land, Indonesia and Timor. His works have been published in fourteen countries and they have won various awards. Drac and Gremlin won Picture Book of the Year at the 1989 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. Allan has been short-listed for this award many times, including for DragonQuest in 1997. That same year DragonQuest was also short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award. Allan has won the NSW Premier’s Young People’s History Prize several times and in 2010 his book Krakatoa Lighthouse won the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature. Allan is married with a daughter and a son. He swims and sails whenever possible.

About the illustrator

Wayne Harris is an award-winning illustrator and designer. He won the APA Best Designed Picture Book of the Year Award for A Bit of Company by Margaret Wild and for Gordon’s Got a Snookie by Lisa Shanahan. He was short-listed in the 1995 NSW Premier’s Award for writing Judy and the Volcano, the same year Going Home was named an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book. He works as a designer for Walker Books Australia and also teaches design and illustration. He has most recently illustrated Edge of the World, written by Ian Trevaskis, published by Walker Books.

ISBN: 9781921977848
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2012
Dimensions: 270 x 235mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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