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  • Published: 3 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857983060
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

Billy is a Dragon 1: First Bite




A new, laugh-out-loud series from the author and illustrator of Saurus Street.

A new, laugh-out-loud series from the author and illustrator of Saurus Street.

When nine-year-old Billy Fincher gets bitten by a lizard at his local pet shop, strange things start to happen . . .

His fingernails turn into claws, his skin becomes green and he starts breathing fire. Billy can’t hide it any longer – he’s turning into a dragon.

And when his parents decide to sell him to the zoo, Billy has to make a decision. Find a way to change back, or lose his family forever.

Being a dragon is more complicated than it sounds!

  • Pub date: 3 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857983060
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

About the Authors

Nick Falk

Nick is a practicing psychologist who lives with his wife and two young sons in London. He first picked up a pen aged seven, and has been writing ever since. He likes to write books that are two parts funny, three parts exciting and one part educational, with a dollop of fantastical thrown in. He first started making up stories for his two young sons when they were living by the beach in Tasmania, and 17 published books later, he’s still going strong!

Nick has 4 series of books on the shelves, all for children aged 6 to 10. Saurus Street, which is about time travelling dinosaurs; Billy is a Dragon, which is about shape-shifting were-beasts; Samurai vs Ninja, which is about shuriken-filled battles; and the ‘How To’ series, which is about kids getting horribly lost in history. Nick has lived and worked in Australia, the US and Asia, and arrived back in the UK in 2015.

Tony Flowers

Tony Flowers loves to draw and is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and artist. His drawings are loved in Japan for their detail and humour and he has won an award in the USA for his street chalk art.

Tony has a Masters degree in Visual Communication.

He has illustrated six books in the popular Saurus Street series and his most highly valued prize to date has been from the Oshima Picture Book Museum in Toyama, Japan, for his hand made pop-up book Gaijin Holiday.


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