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When Joe and Katie arrive to stay on their granny’s farm during the September holidays something unexpected happens. Katie follows Morris and discovers a baby dragon. Or does she?

Includes 'FIND ME!' A complete list of plants and animals with thumbnail images!


Vumile and the Dragon is ideal for pre-teens, mums, dads, gogos and oupas.


Book Details:
TITLE: Vumile and the Dragon
AUTHOR: Claerwen Howie
ILLUSTRATORS: Lisa Strachan and Meg Jordi
ISBN: 978-0-9802610-2-8
GENRE: Pre-teens/environment
ILLUSTRATIONS: 7 full colour plates, 2 colour details by Lisa Strachan and 13 Halftones by Meg Jordi
FORMAT: Soft cover
SIZE: 210 x 210 mm
Pages: 40
RRP: £ 7.99 (ZAR149.00 incl VAT)

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF South Africa) in support of its rhino conservation work.


About the author: 

Claerwen Howie spent many years as a student and lecturer at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. She is concerned about the need to conserve our country’s glorious biodiversity. Vumile and the Dragon is Claerwen’s first book for children.


About the illustrators:

Lisa Strachan is an accomplished botanical illustrator who works closely with various botanists at Kirstenbosch Gardens on a freelance basis. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections worldwide. This is her first children’s book.


Meg Jordi is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and water-colourist who studied at The College of Art in Johannesburg. She undertakes commissioned work for educational publishers, NGOs, environmental organisations, magazines and children’s books


Vumile and the Dragon

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