There's a Dragon in the Library

There's a Dragon in the Library

By Dianne de Las Casas; Marita Gentry (Illustrator)

Pelican Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9781589808447, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 2011


"This dragon tale has all the elements to make it a modern classic and a storytelling staple."--Stephanie Bange, storyteller, children's librarian, and director, Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center, Wright State University

"This clever story is sure to delight all lovers of dragons, books, and libraries. Repetition and refrain make it perfect for reading aloud at story time."--Gale Criswell, former children and teen services consultant, State Library of Louisiana

Story time in the library had just come to an end when Max spies something amazing on one of the bookcases. It's a large, speckled egg that with a loud CRACK breaks to reveal a small dragon. But the dragon doesn't stay small for very long because he has a real appetite for books. Max tells his mom, the librarian, and even a policeman, but will anyone believe him before the dragon gobbles up the library?

Fresh and bright illustrations bring this story of library adventure to life. A list of Max's "Book Care Tips" completes this fanciful tale for children, librarians, and anyone who has ever been enchanted by the wonders of the library.

About the Author
Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, recording artist, and founder of the celebrated November Is Picture Book Month initiative. She hunts and pecks a good story everywhere she goes. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama's Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.

Marita Gentry is a professional artist whose artwork is featured in galleries throughout Louisiana. A recipient of numerous awards and commissions and an accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year. Gentry's other titles with Pelican include Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear!, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, There's a Dragon in the Library, and Dinosaur Mardi Gras.