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Franklin's Flying Bookshop (Franklin and Luna)

Jen Campbell, Katie Harnett


A paperback edition of the book that introduced Franklin the book-loving dragon to the world

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Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even look at him. One day he meets a girl named Luna who, far from being scared, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk non-stop 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!


'I LOVE it. It is so touching and original and delightful. Katie’s illustrations are a perfect match for the text, too'
Jacqueline Wilson

'A completely surreal and totally wonderful look at the joys of reading and escapism. I literally loved every moment of it'
David Litchfield, author of The Bear and the Piano

'A magical story… From the words to the illustrations, the whole thing is a joy'
Absolutely Mama

'An exceptional book about the power of stories and book-places to unite a community'
Book Trust

'A booklover’s fantasy, an idyll of friendship and childhood'

'A gorgeous book'
Sarah's Chapter

'A fantastical, fairytale read ... lovely to read aloud, beautiful to look at'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 28.5 x 27.5 cm

Extent: 32 pp

Publication date: 16 August 2018

ISBN: 9780500651711

About the Author

Jen Campbell is a bestselling author and award-winning poet. She's written ten books for both adults and children, spanning non-fiction, poetry, short stories and children's books. Her podcast BOOKS WITH JEN is an iTunes top 100 podcast. She reviews books on BBC Radio, runs a book club for TOAST, and has a Youtube channel where she talks about books, the history of fairy tales, and the representation of disfigurement and disability. Katie Harnett is a sought-after British 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.