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About The Dragon and the Turtle

Friends come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Sometimes they’re even dragons.

Roger loves adventure. Today he’s playing pirate, sailing the high seas, dancing to the hornpipe, and catching fish. But the wind’s blown him off course and he’s . . . well . . . lost.
When Padraig, a kitten-sized, bug-eating dragon, encounters the lost turtle, he offers to help Roger find his way home. Roger’s directions take some time to follow—his house looks brown, sounds like singing, smells like baking, feels like sand, and tastes like strawberries—and along the way, Roger and Padraig become friends. And friendship always yields unexpected rewards. Like cookies.

About Donita K. Paul

Donita K. Paul is the author of The Dragons of Chiril, Dragons of the Valley, and the bestselling DragonKeeper Chronicles, with more than a quarter million books in print. She enjoys cooking, beading, stamping, knitting, and her grandsons. Not necessarily in that order. Visit her website at

About Evangeline Denmark

The daughter of novelist Donita K. Paul, EVANGELINE DENMARK grew up living and breathing good stories. Now she enjoys fiction writing and loves to share Roger and Padraig stories with her own two rambunctious boys.

Product Details

40 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Aug 10, 2010

Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2

Carton Quantity: 24

By Tina Murphy

I love finding books for kids that have an original story, that are well written, and are great for both boys or girls. This was such a book. I have since given it to a family in great need of good story books for children.

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By Alina Neuberger

"The Dragon and the Turtle" is a cute little book I chose for my first review and I wasn't disappointed. Both Ausonie, 7 and Rebeccah, 3, really enjoyed it. It is the story of a new, unlikely friendship between two buddies who teaches them both something about friendship and about themselves. When Dragon meets Turtle, Turtle is lost and can not find his house. Without thinking twice, Dragon uses his ability to fly to help Turtle and he...

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By Monique Bergmeier

In this colorful story we are introduced to Padraig the dragon and Roger the turtle and an unusual friendship is formed. Poor Roger has been playing and his wild imagination got the better of him and he is lost. Fortunately he comes across Padraig who turns out to be a terrific friend and helper. Padraig patiently and relentlessly helps Roger find his home. In the end he is reward with some delicious Chocolate Chip Snappers and a wonderful...

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By Paula Krueger

I was given the book The Dragon and the Turtle to review and it is super cute. I absolutely love all the illustrations. I totally want to hug Padraig from his pictures! The book is a little long to hold interest of the youngest in the house, but my almost 6 year old really enjoyed the book. It's always great to make new friends, no matter how they look! I love that it brings all the senses into the book as well. A great way to get children...

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By Tiffany Fortney

The Dragon and the Turtle by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark is a great book about friendship. A fun story line for children to follow and characters that they will enjoy, the book will take them on a journey to help turtle find his home. The pictures illustrated by Vincent Nguyen are fun for children to look at - very imaginative. I would recommend this book for preschool and early elementary aged children. My children love these books!

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