Albert the Dragon Gareth Chapman Books Dragon childrens book adventure

Still warm from

the printers!

Join Albert, a shy toast eating dragon as he sets out on a journey of discovery and establishes that a song and a smile can mend more than just wings.

"A beautifully crafted text with a truly heart warming plot - and my goodness do we need more of those these days!"

Review by Little Miss Teacher

The author

New Zealand, a far-flung destination famous for sheep, adventure, hobbits and some might even say, Gareth Chapman!

These days however, Gareth could quite possibly be found sitting at a desk in the Slieve Aughty mountains, a range of 'large hills' as he calls them which are nestled on the outskirts of County Galway, Ireland.  It is in these mountains that he is lucky enough to have a wee family, a wee house, a wee block of land and a couple of dogs, a rabbit, a cat, a horse and a mortgage.  That's right, he is a kiwi living in Ireland!

Writing to Gareth is about sharing.  Sharing ideas, sharing stories and sharing laughs.  With a stroke of your pen you can create anything!  From toast eating dragons or snuffling hedgehogs to fairy lights in windows and spooky old cottages. The only limitation to a story are the bounds of your imagination.  That is the magic of writing.

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The illustrator

Andrea Rossi is an illustrator and fine artist, inspired by children’s books, the beauty of everyday objects, comforts of home and the lush colours of the landscapes of Ireland.  She attended Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado and Escola Panamericana de Arte in her home town Sao Paulo/Brazil where she graduated in Graphic Design and Fine Arts. 


She currently lives and works in Connemara from her open studio in the Spiddal Craft Village, Co Galway. 

Her work is also featured in stationery and home décor products.