From the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Lenny's Book of Everything comes a magical tale about a girl who saves a dragon and rescues her family.
SHORT-LISTED: 2022 CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers
How to save a dragon:
1) Assemble equipment. Water, Weet-Bix, sugar, syringe, sticky tape, scissors.
2) Believe in everything.
Pip never wants to go home. She likes to sit at the waterhole at dusk and remember Mika, her best friend. At home her mother's not the same since her boyfriend moved in. They don't laugh anymore and Pip has to go to bed early, turn off her light and pretend she doesn't exist. When she finds a half-dead creature at the waterhole, everything changes. She knows she has to save this small dragon and return it to where it comes from. But how?
A story about surviving and saving those you love, by the multi-award-winning author of Lenny's Book of Everything.
'I'm in love with this book. Dragon Skin is surprising, beautiful, unique. The characters are wonderfully drawn - tough but vulnerable, hurt but hopeful, damaged but strong. They've lodged themselves in my heart forever.' Katrina Nannestad, award-winning author of We Are Wolves
Karen Foxlee is an Australian author who writes for both kids and young adults. She grew up in the Australian outback mining town of Mount Isa and still frequently dreams she is walking barefoot along the dry Leichhardt River. Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy, Karen's first novel for children, was published internationally to much acclaim while her second novel for younger readers, A Most Magical Girl, won the Readings Children's Fiction Prize in 2017 and was CBCA short-listed the same year. Her next book was the internationally successful Lenny's Book of Everything, which has won multiple awards including the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the Indies Book Award, the Queensland Literary Award, was a CBCA Honour Book and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Karen lives in South East Queensland with her daughter and several animals, including two wicked parrots, who frequently eat parts of her laptop when she isn't looking. Her passions are her daughter, writing, day-dreaming, baking, running and swimming in the sea.
Shortlisted Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature, NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2022 AU; Longlisted Book of Year for Younger Children, ABIA Awards 2022 AU; Longlisted Best Designed Children's Fiction Book, Australian Book Design Awards 2022 AU; Shortlisted Book of the Year, Younger Readers, CBCA Awards 2022 AU; Shortlisted Children's Book of the Year, Indie Book Awards 2022 AU; Shortlisted Best Children's Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2021 AU
A & U Children
10 - 14
Children's, Teenage & educational