Author(s): Chris Mould
Following on from the hugely successful Dust 'n' Bones, this special gift book contains many traditional dragon myths and legends as well as some new and original tales. Stories include: George and the Dragon (traditional), The Dragon's Teeth (Greek myth), The Eyeless Dragons (Chinese myth), The Dragon Swarms (Edith Nesbit) and many more.
...a lovingly produced collection of 10 short stories mapping the legend of dragons in children's literature from the mythic to the modern. The joy of books and the art of storytelling pervades throughout making this a textured tapestry of tales with a twist. Strange, other-worldy, yet good-natured, this is fuel to fire young imaginations. -- Jake Hope, The Bookseller ON CHRIS' PREVIOUS GIFT COLLECTION DUST N BONES: Are you feeling brave? This is not just one screamingly scary story but 10 totally terrifying tales. Each story is a few pages long - perfect for getting REALLY frightened before bedtime or ideal for reading at a Halloween party and becoming perfectly petrified. There's the story of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (which will curl your toes up) or By The Fireside (which will make your hair stand on end) or A Bedtime Tale (which will make you shiver in your slippers). There's a good mix of old ghostly stories re-told and brand new spooky tales. These aren't tales for the faint-hearted. But they are brilliantly written and illustrated with cool and colourful drawings. -- CBBC Newsround Just right for mischievous kids to enjoy and play pranks on their parents and relatives old and young with a 'real' spider, some spider stickers and a skeleton coming as part of the package!! The book itself has some classic and contemporary ghost stories, each of them good enough to stand-alone. Dust 'n Bones provides a wonderful introduction - each of the stories are no more than about 10 pages in length - to the immensely popular category of ghost stories. Don't forget kids are braver than adults so will handle the fear much better! -- LoveReading4kids.co.uk Exceptionally high production values, an astounding level of attention to detail and a beautiful lovingly packaged gift box including ghastly stickers and a gruesome skeleton to hang, make this a spook-tacularly special gift set to give to ghouls and boys aike... ... marvellous anthology by the master of the macabre. A perfect book to read during long, cold, dark evenings... -- Achuka This is a glorious collection of ghost stories... Mould has a flawless gift for blending the new and the old into a single narrative voice. ... magnificent illustrations in full colour... -- School Librarian
Chris Mould went to art school at the age of sixteen. During this time, he did various jobs, from delivering papers to washing up. He has won the Nottingham Children's Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.