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Kumiko and the Dragon

Perfect for all young dragon-lovers, Briony Stewart’s bestselling Kumiko series has been refreshed with eye-catching cover designs to appeal to a new generation of readers.

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Joint Winner – Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Children’s Division

Winner – Voices on the Coast Writing Competition

Notable Book – CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers

Kumiko doesn’t like going to bed. She can’t sleep. The reason she can’t sleep is because a giant dragon sits outside her bedroom window every single night.

One evening, Kumiko plucks up the courage to ask the dragon to leave, not knowing that what she is about to discover is more thrilling than anything she could have ever imagined.

This delightful award-winning story is the first in a trilogy that will take young readers on a soaring dragon adventure.

Briony Stewart
Photo by Catherine Carvell

Briony Stewart

Briony Stewart is the author and illustrator of several award-winning books for children, including the Kumiko and the Dragon series and We Love You Magoo, which was a CBCA Early Childhood Honour Book for 2020. She was also the illustrator of Mina and the Whole Wide World, which won the 2022 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction. Briony lectures on children’s literature at university and conducts talks and workshops with children across Australia. She loves live drawing challenges, daydreaming and discussing dragons, bunnies and how to tame lions.