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Kumiko and the Dragon’s Secret
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From the author of the Aurealis-winning Kumiko and the Dragon.

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Overview

Danger surrounds Kumiko’s family. The sinister Shadow Catchers have kidnapped Kumiko’s sister, Arisu, seeking to absorb the dragons’ magical powers through the royal human bloodline of Kumiko’s family. Kumiko is the only one who can defeat the Shadow Catchers. She alone has the power to rescue her little sister and to restore order to the magical world of the dragons. But can she get there in time?

Kumiko and the Dragon’s Secret continues the adventure of Kumiko, a young Japanese girl who is guarded by the dragon Tomodo.

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Briony Stewart, author of Kumiko and the Dragon, The Red Wheelbarrow, Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers, Kumiko and the Dragon's Secret, and Here in the Garden

Briony Stewart

Briony Stewart was born in Perth, W.A, back when Ninja Turtles were ‘the coolest’. With a father in Zoology and an artistic mother, Briony decided she was either going to grow up to be a traveling entomologist or a famous artist like Picasso.

After graduating high school with awards for art and writing, Briony received a scholarship from the Art Gallery of Western Australia towards a double degree in Fine Art and Creative Writing at university. While studying, she developed a passion for children’s literature and illustration and quickly came to admit she preferred the theorems of Calvin and Hobbes to Foucault!

Briony’s first book, Kumiko and the Dragon was published by UQP soon after she graduated and won the 2007 Aurealis Award for Children’s Short Fiction. Since then, Briony has received an arts grant for artists under 25 to develop as a children’s author and illustrator with the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust in Melbourne, has presented at libraries and festivals and has held three successful exhibitions of her illustrated work.

Briony still lives, paints and writes in Perth and proofreads aloud to a black and white rabbit named Winston.