Beth Webb – The Dragons of Kilve (8–12 years)
On a wild, rocky shore not far from here, five dragon eggs are cracking. Mischief, fun and adventure are about to begin and the wise old Dragon Master is always at hand to help the wayward dragons.
Twelve delightful short stories for younger readers who will recognise that many of the dragons are not so different from themselves and their friends.
The tales sympathetically cover issues such as bullying, disability and bereavement. They are written with respect to all faiths and none, no particular line has been taken about dying and what happens afterwards.
The stories are simply holding a child’s hand, saying, ‘It’s all right. Really it is.’