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Georgie Grows a Dragon

Emma Lazell

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843654889

Price: £ 6.99

Publication date: 19 August 2021

ISBN: 9781843655206


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Publication date: 19 August 2021

Category: Picture Books

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The brilliant third book from a rising star of the picture book world, tipped as ‘one to watch’ by The Bookseller magazine.

Georgie is a keen gardener. She can grow anything. Until one morning she discovers that… overnight… it seems that she’s grown a dragon! He’s bigger, grumpier, hungrier and more troublesome than any of her other plants. Can she learn to keep him happy and find out where he came from?

A colourful and surreal romp, packed with funny details, that animal lovers and little gardeners will adore.


Emma Lazell is a UK based illustrator and author. Her work is linear, expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness. 

In 2018 she completed the hugely prestigious MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a Distinction. In 2014 she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from The University for the Creative Arts.



‘Gorgeous, colourful art with a touch of the surreal’

The Bookseller

‘This is a lovely book about friendship and also one that is ideal for animal and nature lovers’

Armadillo magazine

'A fun and original story, and the artwork is a real treat. It is bright, vibrant and full of surprises!'

Storytime magazine

'Get ready to giggle and guffaw your way through Emma Lazell’s bright and beautiful new picture book ... With her sharp eye for wry humour, an addictive sense of mischief, and a sparkling gallery of bold and vibrant illustrations, Lazell fills her brilliantly surreal and entertaining story with rich comic detail and quirky characters – of both the human and animal variety! ... Dazzling.'

Book-marked blog

'Captures the spirit of children's imaginations perfectly ... A funny, vibrant and really appealing tale'

Kids Book to Life

'Such a cute book about celebrating differences and making friends in unlikely places. Also the sparkly cover is gorgeous!'

Rosie's Library

'Emma Lazell's illustrative style is bright and beautiful and brings the gorgeous characters bursting to life on the page. It is a story full of humour too…  This playful story and Georgie and Dragon's friendship has really captured our hearts this week ... A gorgeous, sparkly delight'

Mrs Brown’s Book Box

'A wonderful story about gardening, friendship and growing ... We love Emma Lazell’s brightly coloured illustrations, many of which are on fabulous double spreads with little text. A lot of the humour comes from the pictures'

Story Snug

'I don't think we could possibly love this C H A R M I N G picture book more! Georgie Grows a Dragon by Emma Lazell has been a big hit ever since it arrived … This is a perfect picture book package. It's funny and magical and the relationship between Georgie and the dragon is so wonderful and heart-warming. Emma's illustrations are also so bright and colourful ... Emma is also a genius at saying SO much through her characters expressions'

Teeny Readers

'Such a fun, silly read and the super cute illustrations kept Luna engaged the whole time ... this was a big hit!'

Little Moon's Library

'A really happy story of surprises and friendship'

Stories for Little Ones