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Sail Away Dragon (The Girl and Dragon Books)

Barbara Joosse, Randy Cecil (Illustrator)


List Price: 15.99*
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Strange, wonderful sights await Girl and Dragon as the inseparable friends journey far across the sea in a third warmhearted and beautifully illustrated tale.

Dragon and Girl are the very best of friends, and they share the very same dream: to sail to the farthest far-away. So they set out to sea, Girl sailing on Dragon’s back. For a year and a day the two friends search up, down, and around for the faraway place, meeting creatures along the way: dolphins, whales, and even some snarly, sword-wielding pirates. And when Girl and Dragon finally reach the farthest far-away, they still share a heart and the very same dream — home. Randy Cecil’s muted, dreamy artwork and Barbara Joosse’s softly poetic words cast a comforting spell over imaginative explorers, leaving them safe with the knowledge that however far you go, there is nothing quite like coming home again with someone you love.

Praise For Sail Away Dragon (The Girl and Dragon Books)

As in many famous stories, one must leave home to find home, which is the same for these two loving friends...Fans of the series will delight in seeing these favorites again, and Girl and Dragon should win some new ones.
—Kirkus Reviews

Cecil’s stylized oil paintings illustrate the text through distinctive line drawings, muted colors, and dense textures, creating a distinctive world for the intrepid Girl and Dragon. A cat and an owl with a small guitar share a little boat, adding a touch of Edward Lear to this charming, fanciful picture book.
—Booklist Online

Candlewick, 9780763673130, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2017

About the Author

Barbara Joosse has written many books for children, including Lovabye Dragon and Evermore Dragon, also illustrated by Randy Cecil. Barbara Joosse lives in Wisconsin.

Randy Cecil has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including two other books about Girl and Dragon, written by Barbara Joosse, and Brontorina by James Howe. He is also the author-illustrator of the books Lucy, Duck, and Gator. Randy Cecil lives in Houston, Texas.