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The Dragon's Breakfast

By Vivian French
Illustrated by Marta Kissi

A rollicking fairy-tale adventure from the makers of The Adventures of Alfie Onion, The Cherry Pie Princess and Tom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast.

Princess Persephone Stephanie Tiffany Jane (“Pom” for short) HATES being a princess. Her parents have no time for her – especially her dad, the King of Strüggen, who’s busy plotting against the neighbouring kingdom of Thrum. So when a friendly young orphan named Billy appears at the palace, Pom decides to run off with him. She’s after adventure, and knows exactly where she’ll find it: Bullion Island, a tiny patch of land that stands exactly between Strüggen and Thrum. Legend has it that there's pirate treasure hiding in Bullion's sea-caves, guarded by a fearsome dragon – but nobody knows for sure, because no sailor has managed a return trip. But Pom isn’t afraid of dragons … or anything else! "Vivian French is a sublime storyteller" – Sunday Telegraph

  • A princess and a pauper set off to explore an enchanted island – the site of buried gold, guarded by a fearsome dragon.
  • “French reminds us how fresh a fairy tale can be in the right hands.” The New York Times
  • In 2017, Vivian was the recipient of Scottish BookTrust's Outstanding Achievement Award.

About the author

Vivian French is a much-loved author who has written more than 300 books for children. She teaches on the illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. In 2016, she received an MBE for services to literature, literacy, illustration and the arts. She lives in Edinburgh. Follow Viv on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms, or visit her at her website: www.vivianfrench.com. Marta Kissi is a rising star in the world of children's book illustration. She studied illustration and animation at Kingston University, before completing an MA at the Royal College of Art. She lives in London. Follow Marta on Twitter under the handle @MartaDlugolecka, or visit her at her website: www.kissikissi.com.

ISBN: 9781406379365
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 160pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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