Paperback | 32 pages | 250 x 200mm
Publication October 2022 | ISBN 9781802582208
Rory is afraid of winter’s darkness. He thinks that monsters and demons might creep out from the shadows. So Rory makes a Winter Dragon of emerald green, with a crest of brilliant red.
Each night the dragon comes alive to tell stories of knights and battles, of elf-kings and treasure-hoards – and through his dreamtime adventures, Rory grows brave. But as spring approaches, the Winter Dragon dreams of returning to his fiery home.
Caroline Pitcher is an award-winning author who celebrates through writing, like living life twice. She has written many novels and stories, including the picture books The Snow Whale, The Time of the Lion, Mariana and the Merchild, Nico’s Octopus, The Littlest Owl, Time for Bed, Home Sweet Home and Lord of the Forest, also published by Graffeg.
Sophy Williams attended the Central School of Art and Kingston Polytechnic studying graphic design. Her picture books include Cat in the Dark: A Flurry of Feline Verse, compiled by Fiona Waters.
'The Winter Dragon is a brilliant bedtime read for parents and a perfect tool for teachers when discussing fears and how to overcome them.' My Baba
'Stunning illustrations that took my breath away and that the girls adored.' Heidi and Her Books
'Wise dragons and small boys are an endearing combination and Caroline Pitcher's The Winter Dragon has captivated me, right from 'One day Rory made a dragon' to the glowing last page. The artwork is a dream.' Hilary McKay, author
'With a gentle sprinkling of fantasy, Caroline Pitcher ’s lyrical telling combined with Sophy Williams’ soft focus, realistic illustrations highlight one little boy’s battle with his fears and his growing courage.' Jill R Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'A beautifully illustrated book in gentle prose about a boy who is afraid of the dark and the imaginary dragon that keeps him safe and warm in the dark winter nights. A book to make the dark and winter nights seem less scary.' Clare Helen Welsh, Books that Help
'There’s a lot to talk about in this comforting bedtime story, and Caroline Pitcher’s imaginative language is beautifully complemented by Sophy Williams’ dreamy chalk-pastel artwork.' Berlie Doherty