George, the Dragon and the Princess

By Christopher Wormell

Synopsis

Far, far away over the high, high mountains in an old castle wall, in a tiny, tiny hole there lives a little mouse called George. He's very small and rather timid. In fact, George is so hopeless that he can't even make lunch without burning his cheese on toast! But when a huge and terrifying dragon attacks the castle, George springs into action.

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Review

"Quirky and ebullient, this is excitingly plotted, vividly illustrated, and has a classy enduring feel."
-"Independent "

"The drawings are excellent. You'd think Wormell had a real dragon in his studio."
-"Daily Telegraph "

"There is about a score of children's book illustrators nowadays whose draughtsmanship is really distinguished. Chris Wormell is one of them."
-"Sunday Times"

Author Biography

Chris Wormell is a self-taught artist, and the winner of the Booktrust Early Years Best Picture Award 2010 for One Smart Fish. Two Frogs won the Nestle Bronze Award in 2003 and Molly and the Night Monster was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009. His books include George and the Dragon and The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit which was adapted into a stage play. In addition to his children's books, Chris undertakes other illustration work including advertising campaigns, packaging, a set of Royal Mail stamps and a collection of four covers for the same issue of Time Out magazine, featuring traditional British pub signs. Chris lives in North London with his wife and children.