Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris
In this magical book, Jackie Morris creates a world where everybody has their own dragon. Through poetic text and stunningly imagined illustrations, children (and adults) will discover a variety of dragons in a mysterious land of make-believe. This children’s classic is now produced in this large, high-quality format so that everyone may enjoy even more the artwork and the magnificent creatures presented.
M. A. Topping, an Amazon purchaser, says of this book:
“I bought this book as I was running poetry workshops on a theme of dragons and I was familiar with Jackie Morris’ artwork. It is one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. Each dragon has a different page, and is quite different in style. At the end, the child is invited to tell about THEIR dragon. Each double page spread has so much to notice. This would make a wonderful bedtime book for any age, and is one of those books which is treasured throughout one’s life. Totally inspirational.”
Author, Jackie Morris says on her website:
“The idea for Tell Me a Dragon came whilst working on the Terry Pratchett Disc World Calendar. In Guards Guards there is a place where dragons sleep and wait to be summoned. They are created by the imagination of those who summon them, and when I was working in schools I began to ask children, if they had a dragon, what would it look like? Some answers were very simple, but some lit the children’s imagination until the air echoed with the sound of dragon wings. One day someone asked me, if I had a dragon, what would it be like. I realized that almost every day it would be different. Some days I would like a big dragon to fight battles for me, sometimes a small dragon to curl around my ear and tell me stories. Each day a different dragon, but each one mine. And so I wrote Tell Me a Dragon.”
About the Author
Jackie Morris is an award-winning illustrator from the UK. She has written, illustrated and collaborated on a large number of books and projects including the outstanding piece, The Lost Words (with Robert Macfarlane), published by Hamish Hamilton. Some of her many other illustrated works for children include The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow, The Ice Bear and The Snow Leopard.
All you need to know
- Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Graffeg Limited (21 Jun. 2018)
- Language: English
* Price at time of writing.