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Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon

Illustrated by Ute Krause
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

It was time to feed the dragon a princess. But since no princess was available, the next best thing was to give him a child. All the children wrote their names on pieces of paper and put them in a hat. Then a name was pulled from the hat: Oscar! Oscar’s mom wept bitterly—what mother wouldn’t? But she should have known Oscar was far too clever to get eaten by an old dragon!

About The Author

Ute Krause was born in Berlin but grew up in many countries, including Turkey, Nigeria, India, and the United States as well as Germany. She is the author of more than sixty children’s books published in Germany and throughout the world.

About The Illustrator

Ute Krause was born in Berlin but grew up in many countries, including Turkey, Nigeria, India, and the United States as well as Germany. She is the author of more than sixty children’s books published in Germany and throughout the world.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (October 1, 2015)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735842304
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"Packed with wit that never descends into camp and illustrated with verve and style in ink-and-watercolor cartoons, Krause's substantial, self-translated fractured fairy tale delights on every level."

– Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The book’s size and style would make it ideal for a story time..."

– New York Journal of Books

"The illustrations, drawn in a lighthearted cartoon style, have a cinematic quality."

– School Library Journal

"It's a neat amalgam of fairy tale elements with a little Top Chef thrown in."

– Publishers Weekly

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