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  • Published: 8 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780857551351
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Billy and the Dragon




A story of empowerment with fairytale twists, bags of humour and an adventurous heroine to boot.

'Shireen's latest book confirms her as one of the brightest and best picture book creators working in Britain today... Sensational.' - The Observer

Our fearless heroine Billy is back!

Whilst at a fancy-dress party, something terrible happens: Billy's loyal sidekick Fatcat is kidnapped by a fire-breathing dragon. Uh-oh!

But luckily for Fatcat, Billy won't stand for that: off she goes on a brave rescue mission...

Join Billy for a fairytale adventure with a twist.

'It's a great story for everyone, especially those not used to seeing themselves centre-stage'- The Guardian on Billy and the Beast

  • Published: 8 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780857551351
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Nadia Shireen

Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. She studied law at university and then worked in magazine journalism; it was during this time that she started to draw again. After a lifetime of doodling in the sidelines, Nadia decided to pay some attention to drawing and in 2007 was accepted onto an MA course in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her debut book Good Little Wolf received a mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award and won the UKLA Book Award. Nadia has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. She lives in London.

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Praise for Billy and the Dragon

These are the most brilliant, beautiful and silly picture-books out there at the moment. Little doorways of joy.

Caitlin Moran

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