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Dragon Doctor

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor

by Patricia Valdes


Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets... While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere - she even brought a crocodile to school!

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"Delectably stylish... Beautifully composed images by Felicita Sala are informative about reptiles and 1920s style" (Nicolette Jones Sunday Times)

"...lyrical prose...the illustrations are full of unusual colours and telling details." (Irish Independent - Books of the Year 2018)

"This amazing story of a largely unknown scientist – and pioneer of the care of Komodo dragons – is a fascinating read" (BookTrust)