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Once Upon a Dragon's Fire

by (author) Beatrice Blue

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


A charming story about kindness, friendship, and magic from a rising star picture book creator.

How did dragons get their fire? It all began once upon a magical kingdom, where a fearsome dragon stalked the land. The dragon wasmean andscary andevil, or so the stories said. One day, two brave children set out to stop him for good. But when they finally met the monster, he wasn't quite what they expected . . .

Find out how two kids' determination to save their village led to a friendship that will warm the hearts of dragon lovers everywhere in this gorgeously illustrated celebration of the magic of kindness.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Beatrice Blue is the creator of the picture books Once Upon a Unicorn's HornandOnce Upon a Dragon's Fire. She is a visual development artist and freelance illustrator who has worked with a variety of clients, including Dreamworks. She currently lives in Spain. Instagram: 

Editorial Reviews

"This enchanting picture book regales with the power of story....Blue presents sweeping cinematic scenes rendered in a friendly yet intricate style, highlighted by vibrant colors and expressive, dynamic characters amid gorgeously immersive fantastical landscapes. A creative origin fable offering a tender reminder to abstain from stereotyping and to extend care to others."—Publishers Weekly

"This sweet tale of adventure, courage, and compassion is a warmhearted reminder of the dangers of stereotypes and the power of perspective and hope....A page-turner of an adventure story about challenging preconceived notions and building empathy and compassion."—Kirkus

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