Friday, July 29, 2011

The Apprentice Dragons

The Apprentice Dragons by Alison Baird is now in print and available from! Last summer I had these dragons on the drawing board, large dragons and little scampering ones that wouldn't behave. I finally pinned them down the page, chapter heading by chapter heading, merry companions for this delightful junior novel.

The sequel to The Dragon's Egg , The Apprentice Dragons picks up the incidental adventure of the goldfish, the "apprentice dragons" as they were called by the boy dragon, Lung Wang. Lung Wang returned to his ancestral home but Ai Lien's goldfish stayed in their bowl on the little girl's dresser.
Or did they?

It really is a terrific adventure,
with enough tantalizing threads for the reader to know that the story is not necessarily over yet.


  1. What a lovely idea! And of course, what super illustrations.

  2. Oh, this book looks splendid...I think that it is going to become a favorite book for many young folks of all ages!

    Your illustrations are marvelous. I love your description of trying to keep all those little dragons under control. xo

  3. I am just catching up on your blog now which is always a treat!

    I love your dragon drawings, a lovely interpretation.

    Good luck with the book.

  4. Beautiful work Frances, that sounds like a fun book.
    Jane x

  5. Think that you've posted a beautiful new post, but I cannot access it.

    Perhaps time will yield me that pleasure. xo