Ace Dragon Ltd

By Russell Hoban

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

A fire-breathing dragon takes a boy on a fantastic sky-high adventure in this irresistible Hoban and Blake classic.

From the inimitable duo of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the pair behind the hilarious tales of Captain Najork, comes a story about a little boy, a fire-breathing dragon, and their sky-high adventure! “I can make fire come out of my nose and mouth,” the dragon under the pavement tells John. “I can fly. I can spin gold into straw if you have any gold.” John doesn’t have any gold – and he doesn’t need any straw. (Not yet, anyway.) The dragon tells John that if he fights the dragon and wins, the dragon will take him flying.” What a challenge! Where will it lead? John soon finds out – and he also finds out that you just never know when a bundle of straw might come in handy… With sword-flashing excitement, a moon landing and plenty of magic, this irresistible page-turner is brought back into print in a bigger format – and a beautiful, more colourful, new edition.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406357011
  • Published: 04 Jun 2015
  • Price: £12.99
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  • Size: 280 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 48

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'An effortless merging of the everyday and the magical is a hallmark of Russell Hoban ’s stories. Here, the magic is subtle and funny, and needs only the simplest of explanations to seem plausible […] Quentin Blake’s ebullient illustrations capture the carefree spirit of imaginary play in this reissued adventure.' The Guardian

'With plenty of excitement – and magic – this bigger and even better edition of Ace Dragon Ltd is an absolute page-turner with great humour in the pictures.' Inis Reading Guide

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