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    • ISBN:9781444938418
    • Publication date:06 Sep 2018

The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

By Richard Adams
Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

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From the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, comes his first picture book for five-year-olds.

From the author of Watership Downcomes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon.

Whatever you've lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He's retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He's so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen's crown?

Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. A new mini series of Watership Down will premiere Christmas 2018 on BBC1 and launch globally on Netflix Spring 2019, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman and Freddie Fox, amongst others.

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the Claude series, now a TV show on Disney Junior.

Biographical Notes

Richard Adams was born in Berkshire in 1920 and studied history at Bradfield and Worcester College, Oxford. He served in the Second World War and in 1948 joined the Civil Service. In the mid-sixties he completed his first novel, Watership Down, the story of which he originally told to his children to while away a long car journey. Watership Down was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian award for children's fiction for 1972.

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and now a TV show on Disney Junior. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically-acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely-praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award 2016 for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award.

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  • ISBN: 9781444938425
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
A lovely story with an unexpected twist in the tale — Parents in Touch
A cheeky dragon with boxes of charm and likeability! — Inis
This is a lovely story which has been given a new lease of life by the gorgeous, funny illustrations of Alex T. Smith. I absolutely loved it. — Making Them Readers
playful and uplifting - it may not be long before some Egg Box Dragons start appearing in your vicinity! — Armadillo Magazine
A beautifully illustrated, wonderfully old-fashioned story. — The School Run
A disarmingly pleasing book which invites readers to suspend their disbelief and simply enjoy the story telling. — The School Librarian
A bright, vivid children's book, with wonderful illustrations, that new readers will love. — The Carousel
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