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The Clockwork Dragon

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The Kingdom of Rodney is being terrorised by Flamethrottle the dragon. Fortunately Max, a young toymaker, and Lizzie, an armourer, are more than a match for this man-eating monster and the two of them come up with a clever plan to drive it away.
llustrated by Elys Dolan, the creator of Weasels!
Paperback, 30 pages
Published February 1st 2015 by Oxford University Press
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My third book in the Elys Dolan quest! I spotted this gem in the bookstore (Magics!) and went squee. Yes, I went squee in a store. :P

This book is all about a little boy who instead of making clocks wants to make toys. Of course he gets fired at his workplace but then finds a nice new job: Dragon hunting. Or specifically one dragon that is terrorising the surrounding area. And thus the story really begins, a story of inventing things, of being creative, smart, and I just love the boy, and also th
Samuel Tyler
Mar 19, 2015 Samuel Tyler rated it liked it
What do you do to scare away a dragon? Get an even bigger dragon! This is the thought process of Max and Lizzie who find themselves out of work and the only job available, that of a dragon slayer. The premise of ‘The Clockwork Dragon’ is a simple enough one; an alternative medieval times that has magic and clockwork technology. I enjoyed Jonathan Emmett’s story, it was fun seeing the children tricking the bad dragon into helping them out. As a modern take on a folktale, it is well told.

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Jun 09, 2016 Johara Almogbel rated it really liked it
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Cute short picturebook about an innovative kid who saves the town with the only person who believed in him. I liked it!
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Jonathan Emmett was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a factory fitter and a primary school teacher.

Jonathan loved books from an early age and some of his earliest memories are of visiting his local library. The picture books that he borrowed then, including Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss and Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson h

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