Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly what he's told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages or go to bed on time, he does it all with a smile. And when the dragon swoops into town every night, he always runs inside just as he's asked. But one morning, instead of saying,"yes," he says, "NO!" He will NOT help his dad find his shield, his arrow or his bow, and he will certainly NOT let the butcher go past. That night, he refuses to go inside, and in doing so he confronts the dragon, making a very unlikely friend . . .
Lucy Rowland (Author) Lucy Rowland grew up in Cheltenham but currently lives in London, where she works as a Children's Speech and Language Therapist. With a real passion for language and lots of experience working with young children, Lucy was thrilled when she finally made the leap into picture book writing. When she's not daydreaming about story ideas, reading A. A. Milne or thinking up fun new rhymes, Lucy enjoys backpacking, baking and long walks on the beach. She is rather scared of spiders (and spider-related tricks!) but has now (bravely) done the highest bungee jump in the world! Kate Hindley (Illustrator) Kate is a children's book illustrator living and working in Bristol, UK. She worked as a Print Designer at a Northamptonshire-based design company before she got her first book deal with Simon and Schuster back in 2011, illustrating Claire Freedman's The Great Snortle Run, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. Since then, Kate has illustrated a number of bestselling picture books, including The Naughtiest Girl, The Wishing Chair and You Must Bring a Hat.