The Red Red Dragon

By Lynne Reid Banks

Illustrated by Kristina Kister

From a multi-million-copy-selling author whose work spans seven decades comes a humorous and warm-hearted story about a family of dragons in a world where humans have always been a myth ... until now.

Red is a rare red dragon who lives with his Mag and Dag in a world where dragons and Uprights are sworn enemies. Then Red meets his first Upright, a girl called Lou, who is nothing like he had imagined: she's smart, and funny ... and kind! As the pair become friends, Red learns that not only can the two species live in harmony – but maybe it's his destiny to bring them back together.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529515206
  • Published: 01 Aug 2024
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 368

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Customer reviews


'Featured in the Bookseller's November children's previews' Bookseller

'The developments that move the story on are really well written and executed and we’re always cheering them on to stay true to dragon culture and help the world change for the better. The story is wonderfully supported by illustrations from Kristina Kister. A wonderful book full of warmth and hope.' NetGalley

'This is a wonderful, moving story that radiates warmth and hope for a better world.' Red Reading Hub

'listed in the Best Children’s Books for Christmas 2022 in the Telegraph' the Telegraph

'A really thought provoking story […] There is gentle humour throughout and hair raising moments mixed with some very moving ones that will keep you gripped to the end.' Primary Times

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