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Darren the Dragon

Darren the Dragon

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John Davies' wonderfully-written verses follow Darren, a young Welsh dragon, who worries that his wings are not big or strong enough. After all, who’d heard of a dragon that couldn’t fly?

Darren embarks on a bold quest to find someone to help him, asking Idris the giant, the bard Taliesin and finally Merlin, and ultimately succeeds.

Darren perseveres in his quest to fly, and this excellent story teaches resilience and kindness. With fantastic illustrations by Callum Graham, Darren the Dragon is the perfect story book to share.

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About the Author

John Davies was born and raised in Port Talbot, South Wales into a mining family, and began writing in 2002 when he retired after thirty years as a chemist with BP Chemicals, Baglan Bay. John says that he only started writing for children after his granddaughter, Freya, was born in 2010. John now has a second granddaughter - Freya's sister, Ayla, born in February 2013. He has previously published works with a strong Welsh influence, including Hewl: Stori Geraint Griffiths and Chester to Chepstow. He has also published a poetry collection, How to be a Dog. His children's books include Trevor the One-Eyed Tractor and the 'Darren' series: Darren the Dragon, Darren and the Draaken, Darren and Derwyn and Darren and the Duke of Darkness. John intends to concentrate on these genres, as he believes they satisfy his childish nature!

Cafodd John Davies ei eni a’i fagu ym Mhort Talbot, De Cymru. Yr oedd ei deulu yn lowyr. Dechreuodd ei gwaith ysgrifenedig ar ôl y geni ei wyres, o’r enw Freya.

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Book Details

  • Author: John Davies
  • 28 pages
  • Publication Date: 31/10/2013
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-909902-09-1