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An enchanting tale by Pippa Goodhart for Egmont's red banana series. Granda is different from other folk - he talks to the hills. One day, he tells his granddaughter, Lily, an old story about Dragon Boy - a human child who was raised by a dragon mother. The young lad lived happily with his family in the Dragon Hills. He looked like a dragon in his costume of leaves, and he learnt to sing dragon songs. But he couldn't make fire like his dragon friends and somehow, he still felt as if he was the odd one out. Then one day, Dragon Boy is reunited with his real mother and goes to live with his human family, but he still misses his dragon past and he still talks to them when he can. Just like Granda in fact, thinks Lily! Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed illustrated books for both entertainment and education, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.
Pippa Goodhart Pippa Goodhart lives just outside Cambridge. Having started work in the book world as a sixteen year old doing a Saturday job in Heffers Bookshop, she went on to become a publisher's reader, a writer, and a teacher of writing for children. She has written over eighty books for children, and one adult novel. Shortlisted for numerous awards, she has won Mumsnet's Book of the Year for 3-4 Year Olds with her picture book 'You Choose', illustrated by Nick Sharratt. She also writes under the name of Laura Owen when writing the Winnie the Witch storybooks. She enjoys working with primary school children on author visits. See her website: www.pippagoodhart.co.uk