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9781536211139

Ellie's Dragon

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  • ISBN13:

    9781536211139

  • ISBN10:

    1536211133

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-11-10
  • Publisher: Candlewick Pr

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Summary

From master storyteller Bob Graham comes an adorable and affecting tale about imaginary friends and the bittersweet nature of growing up.

When Ellie is very small, she finds a lovable newborn dragon on a carton of eggs in the grocery store. Ellie calls him Scratch, takes him home, and moves him into her dollhouse. Her mother can’t see Scratch, and her teacher doesn’t notice when Ellie brings Scratch to preschool, yet her friends are amazed. Ellie is lucky to have an affectionate, house-trained dragon like Scratch! But dragons get quite large as they grow. And Ellie is growing, too, moving from dollhouses to dance parties, not noticing that Scratch’s brilliant green scales are beginning to fade a little. . . . Beloved picture-book creator Bob Graham illustrates the joys of imagination and friendship in this touching story. With his signature gentle wit and warm, whimsically detailed illustrations, he captures the bond between girl and dragon, as well as the changes that come with time’s passage. A wistful, quietly thought-provoking tribute to the friends who appear when we need them most, even if it’s just for a little while.

Author Biography

Bob Graham is the author-illustrator of many extraordinary and critically acclaimed books for children, including How to Heal a Broken Wing; The Silver Button; Home in the Rain; April and Esme, Tooth Fairies; and The Underhills: A Tooth Fairy Story. Bob Graham lives in Australia.

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