Book Title: Sail Away Dragon

Details: Author: Joosse, Barbara

Suitable for ages: 4 - 5

Publisher: Walker Books

ISBN-13: 9781406376937

Number of pages: 32

Dimensions: 23 x 0.5 x 27 cm

Retail Price: €8.96

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Book Details

Strange, wonderful sights await Girl and Dragon as the inseparable friends journey far across the sea in this warm-hearted and beautifully illustrated tale.

Randy Cecil's dreamy artwork and Barbara Joosse's poetic words cast a comforting spell over imaginative explorers in the third instalment in the Girl and Dragon series, which began with Lovabye Dragon and followed with Evermore Dragon. Dragon and Girl share the very same dream: to sail to the furthest 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 sword-wielding pirates. And when Girl and Dragon finally reach the furthest far-away, they still share a heart and the very same dream...


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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Barbara Joosse has written many books for children. Among them are Mama, Do You Love Me?, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee, and I Love You the Purplest, illustrated by Mary Whyte. Barbara Joosse lives in the US, in Wisconsin. Visit her website at

Randy Cecil has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including Brontorina by James Howe, And Here's to You! by David Elliot, and My Father the Dog and How Do You Wokka-Wokka?, both by Elizabeth Bluemle. He is also the author-illustrator of Duck and Gator. Randy lives in Texas, USA. Find him online at"