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The Dragon in the Library

The Dragon in the Library

Illustrated by Davide Ortu

Hardcover

$17.99
The Dragon in the Library

About the Book

In a fast-paced and funny adventure, Kit must use the magic of books to save the library—and its resident dragon—from a power-hungry tycoon.

Kit Spencer can’t stand reading. She’d rather be outside playing and getting muddy than stuck inside with a book. But when her best friends, Josh and Alita, drag her to the local library, Kit makes an incredible discovery: she’s a wizard—and books are the key to her abilities. Unfortunately, a greedy businessman wants to tear down the beloved library, destroying all its magic. To make matters worse, there’s a sleeping dragon hidden there, and if she’s awakened, her wild power will wreak havoc. With the help of a friendly dragon-dog hybrid named Dogon, Kit and her companions will have to find a way to save the dragon in the library—and maybe the world! A humorous romp full of library enchantment, with a diverse cast of characters and dynamic illustrations.

Product Details

On sale: March 16, 2021
Age: 7-9 years
Grade: Grades 2-4
Page count: 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781536214932
Reading level: Lexile: 590L

Author Bio

Louie Stowell started her career writing carefully researched books about space, ancient Egypt, politics, and science, but eventually she lapsed into just making stuff up. She likes writing about dragons, wizards, vampires, fairies, monsters, and parallel worlds. Louie Stowell currently works as the publisher of Ladybird Books and lives in London with her wife, Karen; her dog, Buffy; and a creepy puppet that is probably cursed.

Davide Ortu is an Italian artist who began his career in graphic design before discovering children’s book illustration. He is on a quest to conjure colorful and fantastic places where time stops to offer the biggest emotions to the smallest people. Davide Ortu lives in Spain.

Praise

Three friends fight an evil developer who wants to tear down the magical library. . .Playful illustrations complement the witty dialogue, dryly ironic narrative voice, and comical villainy. Joyful and funny.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)