The Wooden Dragon

The Wooden Dragon Cover

The Wooden Dragon

By Joan Aiken; Bee Willey (Illustrator)

Jonathan Cape, Hardcover, 9780224064804, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2005

Joan Aiken tells the story of Window and her sailor brother, Handle, who live in a small house in a wooded hollow. Each autumn, Handle must sweepthe huge piles of leaves away. But one day, he breaks the news that he must go away on an extra long trip and leaves Window a little wooden dragon that will help look after her. And so the little dragon sits on a corner shelf, growing dusty, and waits for the time when he can come to Window's aid.

About the Author
Joan Aiken is one of the best loved authors of the twentieth century, and has written over a hundred books for young readers and adults, including "A Necklace of Raindrops," "The Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories," and "The Youngest Miss Ward."