EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Dragons are Real
by Valarie Budayr
Dragons are Real is a children's picture book written by Valarie Budayr and illustrated by Michael Welply. It is due for release on 5 May but is currently available for pre-order. This book blast and giveaway is brought to you by BeachBoundBooks.
Please be sure to also follow the blog tour commencing 9 May, and keep an eye out for my review coming 30 May.
What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if I told you that Dragons are indeed REAL and that they are different than you've ever imagined? Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats?
Award winning author Valarie Budayr brings us this fairly true story based on her childhood friendship with a REAL live Dragon.
Award Winning and Bestselling author, Valarie Budayr inspires children and adults alike to experience their books through play, discovery, and adventure via engaging extension activities on her popular website, Jump into a Book.
Valarie is co-founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day, #ReadYourWorld, a celebration of diverse and cultural kid-lit shared with over 98 million people on 27 January each year. Her foundation puts hundreds of books into the hands of children in rural and intercity areas.
Valarie's other best-selling and award winning titles are: The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and A Year in the Secret Garden (read my blog post).
About the Illustrator
Michael Welply was born in London in 1948. The family moved to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1950. He studied art in Winnipeg and then in Paris, but his idea of living from the sales of his paintings is somewhat compromised by the lack of buyers. He started his career as an illustrator in 1977 in London. In 1981 he returned to live in France with his American wife and their two children. Since then he has worked for publishers in both Europe and North America. To date he has illustrated over 80 books and more than 100 covers, in a wide range of subjects extending from detailed non-fiction to juvenile and adult fiction in the realms of fantasy, mythology, science fiction and fairy tales.
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