Franklin's Flying Bookshop by Jen CampbellFranklin's Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell

Franklin's Flying Bookshop

byJen CampbellIllustratorKatie Harnett

Hardcover | October 17, 2017

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Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even talk to him. One day, he meets a girl named Luna who, rather than being afraid, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk nonstop about what they’ve read: books about roller-skating, King Arthur, spiders, and how to do kung fu. Together they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop—a flying bookshop, that is—right on Franklin’s back!

Franklin, a well-read and peace-loving dragon, and Luna, a young girl with an independent spirit and an insatiable love of reading, make fantastic role models for young children. Franklin’s Flying Bookshop brings the magic of classic fairy tales into the twenty-first century through exquisite illustrations, and will enchant children as well as anyone who loves books.

Katie Harnett is an illustrator with an MA in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She won the 2015 Ars in Fabula Award and is the author of Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat.
Title:Franklin's Flying BookshopFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.5 × 11.4 × 0.38 inPublished:October 17, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500651094

ISBN - 13:9780500651094


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't judge a book by its cover, or a dragon by his looks! This book is wonderful and teaches that appearances can be deceiving. Franklin loves books and all he wants to do is share his passion with the world. Unfortunately, people look at his dragon exterior and they run the other way before Franklin speaks. One day he meets fellow bibliophile, a young girl named Luna, and together they share their love of books with people everywhere; in the process they teach them not to judge dragons, books, or people, by the way they look. The language and illustrations are both lovely.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite picture books of the year. I love this book. The art is luscious and rich and full of fun little details, and the story is a lovely ode to the wonder of storytelling that stays fun and fresh.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! A wonderful little book about the way reading brings people together. The illustrations are absolutely stunning!
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Very excited for this book. The design is great and the story seems perfect for young children. Can't wait to be able to buy this as a gift for my niece.
Date published: 2017-07-31