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A Dragon Moves In [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Falkenstern
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Rabbit and Hedgehog are having a picnic when... RUMBLE! CRACK! The egg Rabbit’s sitting on hatches. Out comes a baby dragon! Rabbit and Hedgehog take him home. They have lots of fun... until the baby dragon starts to grow. And Grow. And GROW! The artwork rendered in oil on board gives a classic touch to this appealing story.

Editorial Reviews


Ages 3-8 In the spring, Rabbit and Hedgehog are having a picnic when the rock that Rabbit is sitting on rumbles and cracks. A baby dragon emerges, and they take him home. However, the little creature becomes a big problem when it can no longer fit in the house. The friends come up with a solution so that the dragon is not excluded. The illustrations are rich in detail and texture. Colors range from the lush greens of the season, to the blue-black moonlit night as the backdrop for their campfire. The faces of the three characters are full of endearing expressions and tenderness. This story of friendship and inclusion will be enjoyed by parents and children alike. --Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH, School Library Journal

About the Author

Lisa Falkenstern lives in Califon, New Jersey. She also illustrated The Busy Tree.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1123 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (October 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GCY88A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written & illustrated August 26, 2011
'A Dragon Moves In' is a gorgeous book to look at with richly detailed oil illustrations. The story is full of charm and I love the warmth and sweetness in the friendship of the three characters. My daughter ate this one up and I plan on keeping it as a collector's item for years to come!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Rabbit and Hedgehog head out for a picnic and the fun begins with a loud crack that turns out to be a dragon egg hatching. What else could Rabbit and Hedgehog do but bring the baby dragon home with them? At first,they have all sorts of fun and adventures together, then the dragon grows too big for the house with disastrous results; but happily they all work together to build a new home and celebrate with fireworks. Two little field mice follow the story from page to page.
The story is a heartfelt tale about true friends. A beautiful book, a delightful read.
Lisa Falkenstern brings warmth and life to her charming characters with lush oil paintings, every time I look at an illustration I am delighted by some detail I missed before. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute book but Kindle version has issues November 28, 2012
By Karobi
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am rating the Kindle version using the Kindle Fire HD. I really like the story and pictures but am not happy with the way the two were put together. There are a few cases where the words on the page do not match the picture. I am also not happy that I can't see the name or a picture of the book on the books tab within my devise - all I get is a Kindle logo and I have to click on the book to find out which one it is. I have two picture books now and they both show up the same so it is very confusing. The book content gets 5 stars but the Kindle version only gets 1.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book March 10, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book for Christmas for a 6 year old boy who loves dragons. I read it before I wrapped it, and was tempted not to give it up! The illustations and the message were both wonderful. The recipient was quite pleased with it, and at some point, I will purchase a copy for my own collection. I love to give books as gifts, and this one is a winner.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cute idea poorly executed December 13, 2012
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The illustrations were well done, but the text just didn't flow for me, making the story a series of starts and stops, that really took away any magical quality the story might have capitalized on.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not at all suitable in Kindle edition. November 27, 2012
By rc
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I bought this book on a Kindle Daily Deal, and it just doesn't work in that format. I read to my son from the iPad, and the images are small and it looks like a bad PDF of the book. The story is also very short, and at least for my five year old, not very interesting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit odd... February 20, 2014
By Beck
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I like the dragon illustrations, but the animals are a bit weird... There also seems to be no rhythm to the book so reading it aloud doesn't come easily.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good illustrations but story was dull. November 28, 2012
By Xuxugrl
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We enjoyed the illustrations and thought the characters were adorable but the story was ordinary. There was nothing unique other than the fact that a hedgehog, rabbit and dragon were a family. The plot was too simplistic for a 4 year old and left little to discuss upon completion.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A big hit with my four year old friend who is crazy for dragons.Classic Golden Book, a childhood memory
Published 4 months ago by Shirley Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and cute story of a growing dragon for early readers
In this story, rabbit and hedgehog have a picnic, but find a hatching dragon egg. They decide to keep the dragon. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sunshine on A Rainy Day
4.0 out of 5 stars not for me... but my 5 year old likes it
This story appealed to my son, but it is not the most exciting story you'll ever read. In his words "its a very good story".
Published 7 months ago by Tracey Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for young kids
great book. good for my child who has difficulty reading. would recommend. nice illustrations and just kept his attention well.
Published 9 months ago by jon christian hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
My son loved this book and made me read it multiple times. The pictures were great with lots of color.
Published 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect for my great-grandsons
Published 10 months ago by Donna Williamsen
2.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
It's only for kids if people want to read
This.I don't read this as much.So I recomened not to get this book.
Published 14 months ago by Okay game.
3.0 out of 5 stars Childrens book
for me it was so simple, but I didn't buy it for me so there young person I bought for would be the person to give review to you
Published 15 months ago by jody
3.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't that good
It didn't even know how did the egg get underground? It needs a little more work about who the dragon
Who's the Dragon's parents are
Published 16 months ago by Shonnie Shonnie
4.0 out of 5 stars very cute and colorful.
I liked the story. Wish I could have seen more in preview so I could determine if reading level was appropriate for my 8 year ols. He liked the book.
Published 16 months ago by lee mom
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More About the Author

Lisa Falkenstern has been a professional illustrator for more than thirty years. She graduated from Parsons School of Design and has studied at the New York Academy, School of Visual Arts, Art Student's League, National Academy of Art and Cooper Union.

Her client list includes: Simon and Schuster, Random House, Putnam, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Pocket Books, Scholastic, Marshall Cavendish, Workman, Golden Books and Two Lions.

Lisa is a Gold Medal winner from the New York Society of Illustrators and is in their permanent collection. She won the Platinum Award in 2012 from Creativity International, Best in Show and People's Choice Award at the 2012 NJ SCBWI conference, and is on the back cover of Spectrum 19. She has been in numerous shows including the N.Y. Society of Illustrators Annual, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Annual, CA Annual, Print and has been in the book The Best Two Hundred Illustrators Worldwide. She is a member of the Los Angeles And New York Society of Illustrators, The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and The Beatrix Potter Society.

Lisa has illustrated the picture books, The Busy Tree, published by Marshall Cavendish, and My Very Own Pirate, published by I See Me. She has written and illustrated A Dragon Moves In, also published by Marshall Cavendish. Her latest book is "Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC".

She has been in two gallery shows in Bold Hype Gallery and Gallery 440 in New York City in 2013, and in the 2012 and 2014 biennial exhibition "Focus On Nature" at the New York State Museum. She was also in the 2013/2104 group show, "A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words" at Biola University and the group show "6x6 Exhibit" at the Bucks County Gallery, in New Hope, PA. Besides her illustrations, she also paints portraits and landscapes.

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