Lottie is apple picking when a large, angry, fire-breathing dragon appears, wanting to eat her for breakfast! As the townsfolk rush to hide from the beast within their high walls only Lottie wonders why the dragon is so fierce: could it just be lonely? The Mayor doesn't listen and calls on St Michael to slay the dragon. Can brave Lottie convince the great knight of her plan to save both the town and the dragon? This is a charming story about courage, defying expectations and looking beneath the surface which is , and all year round. The beautiful illustrations by Sandra Klaassen, creator of the much-loved picture books Uan the Little Lamb and Peg the Little Sheepdog, are lively, soft and enchanting.
Beatrys Lockie was born in The Netherlands in 1927 and began to tell stories at an early age. She moved to Scotland and was a class teacher at the Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School until her retirement, when she founded and ran a succession of kindergartens. She lived in the Scottish Borders for many years. Sandra Klaassen was born in 1959 in the Netherlands but lived for many years on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, from where she drew her inspiration for Scottish picture books Peg the Little Sheepdog and Uan the Little Lamb. She has illustrated over thirty children's books.