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Dragonquest : Walker Classics - Allan Baillie

Dragonquest

Walker Classics

By: Allan Baillie, Wayne Harris (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st September 2012
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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Here is a book which speaks to the dragon slayer lurking in fertile young imaginations This is a wonderful book Highly recommended. Magpies

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?

  • visually rich, irreverent and very entertaining. Sydney Morning Herald
  • Short-listed, Book of the Year, Children s Book Council of Australia Awards, 1997
  • Short-listed, NSW Premier s Awards, 1997
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. In 1997, DragonQuest was short-listed for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Awards. 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.

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging storyline and beautiful illustrations

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Grandparents
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Dragonquest:

    Having read it to my class many times over the years combined with a 'Jabberwocky' reading and our own dragon quest around the school yard!
    Now I have grandchildren to share in the magic of this brilliant picture book!

     
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    Pros

    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Special Needs

      Comments about Dragonquest:

      I purchased the book to used in my lesson with students who have special needs. The pictures were engaging to my student and the text appropriate for the learners.

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      ISBN: 9781921977848
      ISBN-10: 1921977841
      Series: Walker Classics
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
      For Grades: K - 3
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 40
      Published: 1st September 2012
      Publisher: Walker Books Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 27.1  x 0.4
      Weight (kg): 0.24