Dragons (Hardcover)

Father and Son (Drake the Dragon)

By Alexandre Lacroix, Ronan Badel (Illustrator)

words & pictures, 9781910277256, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

List Price: 17.95*
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Young Drake the dragon is sent to the local village to cause some mischief and start a fire. But Drake has only ever breathed fire to roast a tasty caterpillar. How will be burn down a whole house? Or a school? Or even an old wooden shack? Has Drake got what it takes to make his father proud?

Dragons: Father and Son is a funny and moving story about the bonds between fathers and children, with a positive, peaceful message – and all the magic and mayhem you’d hope for in a tale about dragons.

Named one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018!

About the Author

Alexandre Lacroix is the Editor-in-Chief of Philosophie Magazine in France and teaches creative writing at Sciences Po. He has written several novels for adults and picture books for children.

Praise For Dragons: Father and Son (Drake the Dragon)

STARRED REVIEW "The design of the book, along with Badel's illustrations—two-page spreads in which a complete page of elegantly wonky watercolor artwork bleeds into the opposite text page—gives the story an exceptional sense of flow. Drake is pudgily adorable, and the humans...have a Quentin Blake-esque air to them. One of those modest efforts that throws off more light than one might expect from the humble glow of its parts."
- Kirkus Reviews