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Return of the Library Dragon

Carmen Agra Deedy

Nominee:Alabama Camellia Award -Grades 2-3 (2014)
Nominee:Colorado Children's Book Award -Picture Book (2014)
In this witty sequel to the beloved classic The Library Dragon, Miss Lotty is finally checking herself out of the Sunrise Elementary School Library, but not before Lotta Scales makes one final, fiery appearance.

After 557 years of faithful service, Miss Lotty is retiring from guarding books. But on her very last day, disaster strikes! Someone has ordered all the books to be removed from the library and replaced with machines! It's enough to make Lotty feel a little...dragon-like. After she bursts into a fiery rage, can anything make her shed her scales again?

Best-selling author Carmen Agra Deedy's timely and humorous tale is paired with Michael P. White's lively illustrations to create an unforgettable sequel with an important message for librarians and students alike.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Aug 7th, 2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 12.00in - 9.20in - 0.40in - 0.98lb
  • EAN: 9781561456215
  • Recommended age: 04-08
  • Categories: Books & LibrariesSchool & EducationAnimals - Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical

About the Author

Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times best-selling author and renowned storyteller. Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. She lives in Georgia.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Michael P. White received an Associate of Arts degree from The Art Institute of Atlanta and spent many years doing local and regional art shows before he illustrated the first of several popular children's books. He lived in Georgia until his death in 2021. is an award-winning fine artist and the illustrator of several children's books. He lives in Georgia.

Praise for this book

"Deedy is an accomplished storyteller, and kids will likely enjoy her frequent puns and wordplay and [Michael White's] droll, stylized illustrations, filled with vibrant color and lots of comical details." --Publishers Weekly

"Youngsters will enjoy the funny touches and librarians may feel the good-humored tap of a reminder that books are for kids." --School Library Journal