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The Adventures of Arrek the Dragon

R.J. Barnes

Alex is one day given a magical lamp by her father. Unbeknown to Alex and her parents, the beautiful marbled lamp is really an egg, and one day it hatches and reveals a baby dragon called Arrek. Arrek is not just any dragon but a descendant from a long line of dragon nobility in Poland where he originally comes from. Alex has been specially chosen as Dragon Keeper, and it is now up to her to ensure that Arrek grows up a happy and contented dragon. Although an adorable little charmer, Arrek has - like all toddlers - a tendency to get up to all kinds of mischief as he explores the world around him, such as getting in to the washing machine on laundry day.

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R. J. Barnes has never thought of being an author. Not being a great book reader, the idea of writing a book had never been dreamt of.

The inspiration to write this book came on a trip to Krakow (Poland) in February 2016. Reading about the Wawel dragon conjures up magical and mystical stories. In the market place, there were many stalls and that's where the cheeky face of Arrek was discovered. Thoughts of this character and the fun he could have continued to play on the author's mind, until pen met paper and a book was written.