I’m really excited to be able to reveal for you today, the cover of the lovely and talented Andy Shepherd’s debut novel ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’, which will be published in Summer 2018 by Piccadily Press.
So without further ado here it is…….
This stunning cover is Illustrated by the award-winning Sara Ogilvie, one of my most favourite illustrators I’m a huge fan of her picture books. For me it hints at the magic, warmth and wonder that lies underneath this cover. ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’* will feature illustrations throughout the book from Sara, which is lovely news as I absolutely love illustrated fiction.
This three-book illustrated fiction series for 7-9 year olds, ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’, ‘The Boy Who Lived With Dragons’ and ‘The Boy Who Flew With Dragons’ will be published in 2018 and 2019. It follows Tomas, a young boy who discovers dragons growing at the bottom of his grandfather’s garden.
Andy Shepherd is a children’s writer working on middle-grade fiction and picture books. She lives near St.Ives – the Fennish one, not the coastal one – with her husband, two young sons and their border collie, Poppy. Growing up on the Essex Coast she spent most of her time scribbling stories and messing about in boats. Her main ambition is to figure out how to move Cambridge closer to the sea.
You can find out more about Andy by visiting her website or follow her on Twitter @andyjshepherd
*Disclaimer – Please note, all dragon-growing is undertaken entirely at the grower’s own risk and Andy cannot be held responsible for any damage your dragon may cause.*
Thank you to Andy and Piccadily Press for inviting me to host the cover reveal, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’.