The Dragon in the Bookshop (Paperback)
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The Dragon in the Bookshop (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 07/07/2022
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An old Polish city fizzes with fear. The townsfolk are at the mercy of a dragon who lurks in the cave below the castle...

Konrad's dad always used to say, 'There is a character in a book somewhere that matches you almost entirely. It's just a matter of finding them'. Konrad never expected the 'finding' to involve stepping right into a story, and he never expected his dad not to be there with him.

After his dad's death, Konrad stops speaking. Not a word at home or school as the year rolls by. But that begins to change when he meets Maya on the beach he loved to explore with Dad. She doesn't mind his silence. It gives her a chance to be heard, because at home no one seems to notice her. When the pair go on a last visit to Konrad's family bookshop before it's sold, they soon get lost in the pages of Konrad's favourite book of folk tales. Whisked back in time to quest with a dragon, they must find themselves and their voices, as well as a happy end to the story in the book and in real life.

A beautifully told, compassionate story about grief and finding your voice, with a sprinkle of Polish folklore and a magical, medieval adventure from Waterstones-shortlisted Ewa Jozefkowicz.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781801109208
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR EWA JOZEFKOWICZ:
'A heartfelt story about the importance of community and the power of food to connect people' Scotsman Best Children's Books of the Summer 2021, on The Cooking Club Detectives.
'A gently unfolding detective story that delicately unpacks themes of food poverty, friendship and the importance of community spaces... The writing gives space for a range of perspectives' BooksforTopics, Ones to Watch - Middle Grade Round-up for Summer 2021, on The Cooking Club Detectives.
'The plot has been carefully and skilfully crafted to be a story within a story... It is so refreshing to find a well-written powerful standalone story for young adults that I hope it will be widely read and enjoyed' The School Librarian, on The Key to Finding Jack.
'Paints a convincing picture of a harrowing time in a young life... By no means a gloomy read, offering ample humour, hope and optimism' BookTrust, Bookmark Book of the Month, on The Mystery of the Colour Thief.
'Celebrating the importance of community, family and friends, this is a lovely, warm-hearted story' * The Week Junior, Book of the Week, on The Cooking Club Detectives *

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“For without dragons, where would Bilbo Baggins be? St George?”

There is a real pleasure in well designed books. This title is due to be published in June. The proof that I read has a matt cover decorated with a quote and an illustration that I hope they will use on the finished... More

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Chris Soul UK

“Brilliant! Her best book yet. Enchanting and empathetic.”

I adore Ewa Jozefkowicz's books and 'The Dragon in the Bookshop' (out July 2022) is quite possibly her best yet. Deeply personal, this magical story-within-a-story has a glowing heart with a deep sense... More

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