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  • Published: 15 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781783442102
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Melric and the Dragon




The fourth story featuring the loveable wizard and his friends, from the award winning creator of Elmer, Not Now Bernard and Mr Benn.

When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organizes his army into hunting teams. But Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce – in fact some like nothing better than chocolate cake...

  • Pub date: 15 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781783442102
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

David McKee

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme.
David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois.
David’s first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France

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