“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 and recording artist. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs at schools, libraries, festivals, and special events and is a frequent speaker at national and state library and education conferences. The author of Pelican’s The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, Mama’s Bayou, and The Gigantic Sweet Potato, de Las Casas lives with her family in the New Orleans area.
About the Illustrator
Marita Gentry is a professional artist whose artwork is displayed in galleries throughout Louisiana. An accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year, helping schools enliven their walls with murals. This is the fourth book Gentry has dreamed up with Dianne de Las Casas.
THERE’S A DRAGON IN THE LIBRARY
By Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Marita Gentry
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mythical
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
32 pp. 8½ x 11 31 color illus.