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The Truth About Dragons

Jaime Zollars



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Little Brown
01 February 2021
A spellbinding author-illustrator debut about the anxiety and excitement of a new experience, represented by a frightening first day of school full of dragons that slowly transform into friends.

As a young girl cautiously approaches a castle full of soaring, roaring dragons, she worries about their wildness and their terribly sharp teeth. And indeed the dragons are hungry and noisy and seem to be hovering closer and closer--until the girl notices that some of them are wearing mismatched socks.

After several more curious encounters in which the girl spends time with each beast, she discovers there's much more to her supposed enemies than she realized. Because with every page turn, another dragon has meticulously transformed into a child working through his or her own overwhelming first day of school, just like the girl.

This remarkable debut by author-illustrator Jaime Zollars is inspired by her daughter and encourages young readers to see beyond their fears to the often surprising truths underneath...and to find their inner dragons.
By:   Jaime Zollars
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 262mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   460g
ISBN:   9780316481489
ISBN 10:   0316481483
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   01 February 2021
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jaime Zollars is inspired by fairy tales and Flemish painters, nonfiction, forgotten paper, found textures, and flea market photographs. Her art has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, the Society of Illustrators, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, among others. The Truth About Dragons is her debut book for children. Jaime lives in Thousand Oaks, California, and she invites you to visit her online at

Reviews for The Truth About Dragons

Lushly illustrated.... Beautiful. --SLJ A beautifully rendered, comforting, gentle lesson in overcoming fears. --Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Truth About Dragons An Amazon Best Book of the Month, September 2020

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