The Girl Who Vanquished the Dragon

★★★★★ “Reminds me of David Walliams . . . we learn some good lessons and I'm sure this would be a brilliant book to read aloud to kids.” - Amazon Vine Voice Review, Claire. ★★★★★ “I am an 8-year-old and think this book is amazing! It's super funny!” - Emily.


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⚠ QUESTION ⚠ – What animal would you turn into if you drank Mr. Fitz’s Fabulous Formula?

  • Mr. Dickens, the village dentist, turned into a LION
  • Mrs. Wrinklebottom, the village sandwich shop owner, turned into a ZEBRA
  • Reverend Nightingale, the village vicar, turned into a MOUSE
  • And the village postman, black smith, butcher, milkman, and orphanage headmistress turned into a PIG, GORILLA, SHEEP, FLY, and GRIZZLY BEAR
  • However, Penny, the village orphan, continued to be a girl.

You see, when a mysterious travelling salesman called Mr. Fitz came to the village of Sandwich selling his fabulous formula, Penny did not drink it. She also managed to stop Earl, the village idiot, from drinking it too.

This all sounds rather fun, and it was until someone turned into a DRAGON, and not a friendly one (think sharp teeth, sharper claws, and flammable burps that can burn more than just your eyebrows off). He took over the village and made everyone call him the ‘Gracious and Merciful Dragon Overlord of Sandwich’.

He was a menace. He needed to be vanquished and seeing as everyone else now had a tail and hooves and furry bottoms, it was all down to Penny and Earl to do the vanquishing.

This hilarious book, illustrated with over thirty pencil drawings, is quite possibly the silliest story ever told! If you enjoyed Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine or David Walliams’ The Beast of Buckingham Palace, you’ll love The Girl Who Vanquished the Dragon.


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Publish Date:



Curious Squirrel Press

ISBN: -13








File: Size

1824 KB


5 x 8 inches

Reader Reviews

"I am an 8 year old and think this book is amazing! It's super funny! It has a few rude words so I wouldn't recommend for under 8 year olds. 😋"



"Really enjoyable book to read my 9 year old for a bedtime story. Kept her interested and me amused. Some slightly questionable adult jokes in there but it's just fun."

Amazon Reviewer

Well written kids tale

"A fun fantasy tale which at first annoyed me, I have to say, by departing so far from the possible. Then as absurdity piled upon absurdity, I just felt it click and enjoyed the lot.

"This reminds me of David Walliams to a degree, in that we explore modern British life, through the eyes of a child. We learn some good lessons and I'm sure this would be a brilliant book to read aloud to kids.

"The best part for me is that our hero is a girl. As we might expect when villagers start to change into a variety of creatures, the hero identifies the villain and tries to resolve the issue. But... well let's say matters go downhill from that point. A few lovely twists later, this little book still packed plenty of energy and suspense.

"Have fun."

Clare O'Beara - Goodreads Reveiwer

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