Franklin’s Flying Bookshop


A paperback edition of the book that introduced Franklin the book-loving dragon to the world

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Jen Campbell


‘I LOVE it. It is so touching and original and delightful. Katie’s illustrations are a perfect match for the text, too’ Jacqueline Wilson

Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even look at him. One day he meets a girl named Luna who, far from being scared, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk non-stop about what they’ve read: books about roller skating, King Arthur, spiders and how to do kung fu. Together, they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop – a flying bookshop, that is – right on Franklin’s back!

Additional information

Weight 242 g
Dimensions 27.8 x 27.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2018
Number of pages 32
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Katie Harnett
Dimensions 27.8 x 27.6 cm
Weight 242 g


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Jen Campbell is a bestselling author and award-winning poet. She's written ten books for both adults and children, spanning non-fiction, poetry, short stories and children's books. Her podcast BOOKS WITH JEN is an iTunes top 100 podcast. She reviews books on BBC Radio, runs a book club for TOAST, and has a Youtube channel where she talks about books, the history of fairy tales, and the representation of disfigurement and disability. Katie Harnett is a sought-after British illustrator with an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She won the 2015 Ars in Fabula Award and is the author of Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat.