Blue JohnJoe and the DragonosaurusThe BIG NEWS for 2017 is the longed-for new publication of an old favourite – Blue John.

Many, many people have asked if this popular book will ever come back into print, and I’m thrilled to tell you that Barrington Stoke have published it in a beautiful Little Gem pocket size story book format that is just right for small hands.

This wonderful publisher also published Joe and the Dragonosaurus last year. The font size and illustrations make these books also dyslexia-friendly, so every child can enjoy them.

Stalactites at Blue John cavern

Photo: Stalactites at Blue John cavern. Photo: Wikipedia user Arbey.

I live very close to the Derbyshire village of Castleton, famous for its caverns and the lovely Blue John stone which is unique to the area.

Blue John stone in earringsMy story is a made-up tale about how a child called Blue John was created out of ice and fire and kept in a cool dark cavern for hundreds of years, until one day…

To read more about the book and how I came to write the original story, click here.

My former editor Jane NissenBlue John is dedicated to Jane Nissen, who was my editor for many years including the time when the first edition of Blue John was published.

News just in: Joe and the Dragonosaurus has been included in the Reading Agency’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge!

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