Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 31, 2011

Book Signing – Clinton Book Shop

Lisa Falkenstern is having a book launch and signing at the Clinton Book Shop on August 13th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for her new book, A DRAGON MOVES IN.  There will be refreshments along with some dragon theme cupcakes.  She will be happy to sign any books, and she will be doing a little drawings in each one.   If anyone wants a signed book, they have to pre-order it at the Clinton Book Shop at 908-735-8811.

If you can stop out to support Lisa and make sure you pre-order her book if you plan to attend.

Here’s the Kirkus Review:

Author: Falkenstern, Lisa
Illustrator: Falkenstern, Lisa

Review Date: August 1, 2011
Publisher:Marshall Cavendish
Pages: 32
Price ( Hardcover ): $16.99
Price ( e-book ): $16.99
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-0-7614-5947-7
ISBN ( e-book ): 978-0-7614-5995-8
Category: Picture Books

It takes a lot of love—and imagination—to raise a dragon.

Rabbit and Hedgehog enjoy a nice spring picnic on a hillside below their house, while two mice and a frog patiently sit nearby, waiting for crumbs.   Suddenly, the rock that Rabbit is sitting on begins to rumble ominously.   It’s not an earthquake, it’s an egg about to hatch. Out comes a baby dragon! The picnic’s definitely over; Hedgehog and Rabbit take the tiny beast home.  While he’s small, the trio has a lot of fun, at tea parties, fairs and campouts and in the pumpkin patch. But as the little dragon begins to grow bigger and bigger, so do the problems of his adoptive parents in raising him. Dragon’s appetite is enormous, and so is his body, literally busting out of Rabbit and Hedgehog’s home at one point. There’s only one thing to do. Working together, the three of them build a big castle, all gray stone with several red-roofed turrets, for them to live in. And their dragon ward shows his appreciation by breathing a sky full of fireworks into the air. Falkerstern’s oils have depth and warmth, and, though her animals are anthropomorphized, they’re closer in authenticity to nature photos than cartoons.

Gentle country concoction, two parts Beatrix Potter and one part Cressida Cowell. (Picture book. 3-6) 

Talk tomorrow,



  1. I wish I lived closer 🙂 I just love the description of this book, and of course we all know the illustrations must be amazing! Enjoy the book signing, Lisa 🙂


  2. Donna,

    Me too. I just have too many things on my plate and being sick for over a month didn’t help. Glad you read my blog everyday.



  3. I hate missing it, Kathy 😦 It’s the best! And I still have a bunch of old ones to catch up on!

    And you’ve been sick? 😦 I hope you’ll be well for L.A.!


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