When You Meet a Dragon

  • Illustrated By: Udayana Lugo
  • Pages:40
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:facing fears, modern day fairy tale, resilience, perseverance, support systems
  • Available:04/16/2024
  • Lexile:520L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:L
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A sweet and powerful story told in second-person about facing your fears (or dragons) and how, when people work together, hope can prevail.

It's a normal day in your normal town. You are all alone when you spot a dragon overhead. You know you can't defeat it by yourself, so you call for help. Your friends, family and neighbors all band together. Some do the firefighting, some try to reason with the dragon and some are fierce and fearless. Just when it seems the beast has won, more people arrive and rally against it. Finally, the dragon flees! And now, if it ever comes back, you’ll be ready to face it with your community. Together.

“In this parable, a tot discovers and implements activism…Teaches a worthwhile lesson in grit and teamwork.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“[Shares] insights and appreciation for the importance of teamwork…This engaging dragon story also emphasizes how approaching issues or obstacles that might feel overwhelming with persistence and with a supportive group of allies can lead to positive outcomes.”

– Booklist

“Shows that a united community can tackle even the biggest, scariest problems…A good choice for read-aloud…[A] dynamically illustrated story about the power of community.”

– School Library Journal (SLJ)

“Like many outstanding picture books, this is more than a story about dragons. It is also about activism, the process of getting a community to work together. That element makes When You Meet a Dragon suitable for both younger and more mature audiences. Highly recommended.”

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials