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About The Dragon and the Turtle

  “Padraig, my friend, it is time for us to be courageous.”

Padraig the dragon and his best friend, Roger the turtle are determined to spend the whole night outside. As brave explorers at the base of Mount Sillymanborrow, the boys use their imaginations to have fun while munching on crunchy baked bugs and toasting s’mores over their campfire. But when the sky gets dark and the sounds of strange animals fill the forest outside their tent, their safari gets scary. This adventure is just what the boys need to discover that the dark might be frightening, but their friendship is stronger than fear.

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 of a 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: Jan 11, 2011

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

Carton Quantity: 48

By Kelly Cook

When this arrived by mail my 5 year old son was ecstatic!  He couldn't wait to sit down and look at it, then have me and his dad read it to him.  I appreciated the play on words as the two friends camped at the base of Mount Sillymanborrow.  The publisher's review starts with, "Padraig the dragon and his best friend, Roger the turtle are determined to spend the whole night outside."They encounter plenty of imagined scary scenarios and manage...

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By Nora St Laurent

I've enjoyed reading other books by Donita K. Paul that have a youth audience, so when an opportunity came about to receive a review copy of this delightfully colorful picture book, I signed up. I adore the beautifully illustrated pictures by Vincent Nguyen in this book. The story is about two boys deciding to go on an all night safari. It's a great idea until it starts to get dark. The outdoors sure does look and sound different at night....

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By V Clark

The kids enjoy to read, but with "The Dragon and the Turtle", not only is it filled with beautiful illustrations that keep even the youngest of kids entranced, but the message that is part of the story as a whole, encourages and teaches children about courage. Be it, being afraid of the dark, or maybe making new friends, there is something, all kids can gain as they follow the story of, Padraig the dragon and his best friend, Roger the...

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By Nancy Harris

The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari is a great children's book, with fun illustrations. This book is a story about a turtle and a dragon who want to sleep outside all night. Their imaginations go a little wild and they hear strange creatures roaming around in their backyard. The illustrations of these strange creatures make the story a lot fun to read especially with young children. Along with this story, there is a short "bonus...

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By Suzie Housley

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . .God goes with you; he will never leave you. ~Deuteronomy 31:6 Roger the turtle and Padraig the dragon are the best of friends. They decide to spend the night at Mount Sillymanborrow. As darkness closes in on them they build a fire and eat marshmallows and crunchy baked bugs. They did not expect the forest to come alive with all the unknown sounds of the forest creatures. These unknown...

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