Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even talk to him. One day, he meets a girl named Luna who, rather than being afraid, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk nonstop about what they’ve read: books about roller-skating, King Arthur, spiders, and how to do kung fu. Together they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop—a flying bookshop, that is—right on Franklin’s back!
Franklin, a well-read and peace-loving dragon, and Luna, a young girl with an independent spirit and an insatiable love of reading, make fantastic role models for young children. Franklin’s Flying Bookshop brings the magic of classic fairy tales into the twenty-first century through exquisite illustrations, and will enchant children as well as anyone who loves books.
Jen Campbell is the Sunday Times best-selling author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores. Her latest nonfiction book, The Bookshop Book, was the official book of the Books Are My Bag campaign.
Katie Harnett is an illustrator with an MA in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She won the 2015 Ars in Fabula Award and is the author of Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat.