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Liza Jane & the Dragon

(2018)
A Picture Book by

 
 
"This appealing debut picture book is enriched by the strategic use of color in Samworth's dreamy illustrations, and kids will roar at the dragon's outrageous antics. This delightfully quirky read deserves a place in most collections."
--School Library Journal"While mystery writer Laura Lippmann's debut picture book, Liza Jane and the Dragon (Akashic, Oct.), illustrated by Kate Samworth, actually is being marketed towards children, it's also an allegory for the 2016 election. Liza Jane is a little girl who fires her parents and hires as her new parent a fire-belching dragon that drives away her friends and looks suspiciously like Trump."
--Publishers Weekly, "A Political Book Bonanza""Bestselling crime fiction author Lippman's picture book debut tells the story of what happens when Liza Jane fires her mom and dad and hires the first applicant who comes to the door to be her new parent. The only problem is that the dragon has only one response to all problems: opening his mouth and belching fire. No one wants to play with Liza Jane. And all that fire is bad for the furniture."
--Publishers Weekly, Big Indie Books of Fall 2018"A girl frustrated with her parents' rules fires them and hires a dragon to take their place."
--Publishers Weekly, Fall 2018 Announcements"Silly, funny and a joy to read. The illustrations are great, too. Get a copy for your little one, they'll read it more than once!"
--Journey of a BooksellerLiza Jane believed she could find better parents. So she fired her mom and dad and hired the first applicant who came to the door--what could possibly go wrong? And at first everything was fun. The dragon did whatever Liza Jane wanted him to do. But it turned out the dragon had only one response to all problems--opening his mouth and belching fire. Suddenly, people were scared of Liza Jane. The pizza delivery man didn't want to come to her house. No one wanted to play with her. And all that fire was very bad for the furniture. Could Liza Jane have been wrong about what kind of qualities she wanted in a parent?



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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Liza Jane & the Dragon
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 1-61775-661-X / 978-1-61775-661-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sheep
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Title: Liza Jane & the Dragon
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October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Liza Jane & the Dragon
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: Black Sheep
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