Who has stolen the royal jewels? The royal procession cannot go ahead without them, and young Princess Arabelle is not pleased! This was to have been her very first procession - but why are the royal guards so reluctant to track down the thief? She soon learns that a dragon has taken the jewels, because only a dragon loves treasure so much that he would steal from the royal family. The guards are reluctant to take on such a mighty beast, but the Princess is not afraid! Follow Arabelle through royal chambers and out into the moonlit forest as she saddles her horse and rides off to find the dragon's cave in the side of the Magic Mountain. However, when she comes face to face with the dragon, the creature is not quite what she had been expecting... Peer through windows and explore deep, dark caves as Princess Arabelle heads off in search of the dragon that has dared to steal the royal jewels! Three-dimensional layered pages allow the reader to explore the charming illustrations. Perfect for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. Sparkly glitter on the cover and the conclusion of the story enhances children's excitement and enjoyment.
At Anness Publishing we have just celebrated our 30th anniversary and we are one of the largest independent book publishers in the UK having produced over 3000 titles, many of which have sold a million copies. In total we have sold in excess of 225,000,000 heavily-illustrated books, with subjects spanning cooking and crafts, gardening, new age, reference, hobbies and transport as well as a lively and successful list of pre-school activity and home study reference books for children. LORENZ BOOKS, our trade sales imprint for hardback non-fiction titles, has justifiably forged a reputation as one of the foremost imprints in illustrated publishing worldwide, with award-winning titles that cover the widest range of practical and reference subjects. SOUTHWATER is our trade sales paperback imprint, renowned for its extremely competitive pricing policy, fantastic packaging and quality, and the depth of its list. ARMADILLO is our trade imprint for illustrated children's fiction and non-fiction titles. We publish a wide range of traditional children's story books, pre-school and novelty books, as well as highly illustrated information books in the areas of science, history and natural history, and practical and creative project and activity books.