The Dragon Machine


Helen Ward
Illustrated by Wayne Anderson

George begins to see dragons everywhere, yet they seem to go unnoticed by everyone else. He makes friends with them, takes them home and feeds them, but they begin to cause him trouble. So George builds a dragon machine, which he uses to guide them back to their own land. This plan works, but how is George going to deal with life without the dragons?


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Publisher: Templar

  • Helen Ward

    Helen Ward trained at the Brighton School of Art, under the direction of well known children’s illustrators such as Raymond Briggs, Justin Todd, Chris McEwan and John Vernon Lord. In her final year in 1985, Helen was awarded the first Walker Prize for Children’s Illustration.

    In 1999, Helen was the winner of the book category in the UK National Art Library Illustration Awards for the Templar title The Hare and The Tortoise. In 2000, Helen illustrated a new edition of The Wind in the Willows, and won the award again.

    Helen has also written The Tin Forest, The Dragon Machine and Twenty-five December Lane, all illustrated by Wayne Anderson, as well as The Boat, illustrated by Ian Andrew. One of Helen’s most beautiful projects is the stunning Anthology of Aesop’s Fables, which she both retold and illustrated. This won a Cuffie in PW for best story collection of the year.

    Helen has produced artwork for the best-selling Ology series, contributing to the latest titles, Monsterology and Spyology.

    Photo: Templar
    Photo: Templar

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  • Libby Hamilton, editor at Templar Publishing, describes the wonders of The Dragon Machine.


I think this book is pretty interesting because at first george is sad but then he cheers up

Rating: 3 star
primet primary school
29 September 2014

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