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 sets out on an expedition to fight the last dragon, inviting the reader along for the journey. Through shifting sands and tangled forests and past the whispering abyss, many awful perils are braved — witches, trolls, werewolves, ghost owls, scorpions, and vultures — but where is the dragon? Whether or not the reader is observant enough to read the subtle clues in the landscape and shadows, the final revelation of the elusive dragon’s whereabouts is sure to produce giggles and gasps of delight. Once in the know, children will want to read this tale over and over, flipping pages back and forth to compare cleverly illustrated details. A tale not to be missed by anyone with the heart of a daring adventurer.
About the Author
Allan Baillie was born in Scotland but has lived most of his life in Australia, where he attended several Victorian bush schools and eventually settled in Melbourne. He has worked as a journalist and published books in fourteen countries.
Wayne Harris is an award-winning illustrator who also teaches design and illustration. About DragonQuest, he says, “Nothing ever equals the turning of the page to reveal the dragon itself. That one reveal changes everything.”
Who doesn’t love a quest, especially one in search of a dragon—and not just any dragon, but the last dragon? ... Wonderfully rich prose imagery is suitably matched by lavish acrylic-and-digital illustrations. —Booklist
Children will enjoy being in on the joke and will appreciate the surprise ending. The not-too-scary goblins, witches, and dragon are rendered in lush, fulsome acrylics and are digitally enhanced. An attractive, easy-to-read addition where there is a demand for picture-book fantasies and adventures —School Library Journal
Robust prose and melodramatic art make this quest for the last dragon a thrilling one. —Kirkus Reviews
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