Tyra’s really happy to move in with her nan. But starting at a new school can be tricky, and Tyra is worried about fitting in.
Then Nan surprises Tyra with a beautiful china snow dragon, and Tyra has an idea. SHe’ll take the dragon into school. The other children will love it – and maybe it’ll make them like Tyra too!
But disaster strikes and the beautiful dragon is smashed. Can Tyra find a way to repair Nana’s special present and make some new friends on the way?
Published b Barrington Stoke
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The story behind the dedication
‘For Aidan and his groovy granny Wendy!’
The Broken Dragon is about kinship care, with the character of Tyra being brought up by her nan. Lots of children – more than you might realise! – live in families like this, with grandparents, aunts and uncles or other members of their families looking after them. And I actually I know several boys and girls who live with their granny, including bright and bouncy Aidan, who lives with one of my oldest friends, the lovely Wendy!