Jill & Dragon
By Lesley Barnes
‘… and they all lived happily ever after…’
At least, that’s what Jill’s story book tries telling her, but Jill can’t help noticing that at the end of the story, one character looks far from happy. Dragon is despised by the King because all he can do is singe, burn and barbeque. So in an attempt to see her fairy tale ring true, Jill invites Dragon out of the book so she can teach him some alternative life skills.
Dragon throws himself into all of Jill’s favourite things: flower arranging, fashion styling, playing the trumpet, and hosting a tea party, but with disappointing results. When it seems as though all hope is lost, Jill and Dragon discover that he has one very unique, and palatable, talent…
A stunning debut from an award-winning illustrator, Jill and Dragon introduces a feisty, independent-minded new character in Jill, and reminds us that everyone has a talent, however well hidden.
Lesley Barnes is an illustrator and animator based in Glasgow whose distinctive work straddles the spheres of fashion, music, children’s literature, film and product design. She has collaborated with the V&A in London; Scottish band Belle & Sebastian; children’s magazines Anorak and OKIDO; and Glamour and Stylist magazines.