The Helpful Dragon (Reading Gems Level 4)

Author(s): Jessica Barrah

Junior Fiction

When the villagers find a dragon on the train track, something has to be done. Who can move the dragon? And what will the big dragon do? The Helpful Dragon follows the dragon's search for food in Puddle Village. It explores themes of friendship and not judging on appearance alone.


Reading Gems is a supplementary reading programme that supports a child's learning at school. The series is graded into four levels to perfectly suit a child's reading ability. Featuring original stories, delightful characters and humorous illustrations, the Reading Gems books have been designed to spark a love of reading. Parents and teachers can be reassured that children are reading books that support their ability, challenge their reading skills and encourage reading confidence with every word on the page. The books will be loved by both children and parents and are perfect for supporting learning at school.


Product Information

Jessica Barrah has written short stories, minibooks, poems and cartoons. She studied English Literature and travelled the world before settling in Brighton, where she lives with her partner and two young sons.


Chris Saunders is a freelance illustrator who received an Illustration BA Honours Degree (First Class) from the University of Northampton. He was awarded the 2010 e-Creative nomination for new talent in the field of illustration.

General Fields

  • : 9781784939274
  • : QED Publishing
  • : QED Publishing
  • : February 2018
  • : 220mm X 200mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : Chris Saunders
  • : Paperback
  • : Jessica Barrah