Lilli knows that there are dragons – which is why Eline can't come home with her: because the dragon lives in Lilli's house, and dragons breathe fire and are incredibly scary… and if Lilli isn't careful, she'll wake it up.
But is there a dragon tamer? Someone who can make the dragon nice?
Gro Dahle has previously published the book Angry Men about fathers who react with anger and scare children. In The Dragon, it is a mother who is doing the threatening and scaring Lilli. In this book, Dahle again works with Svein Nyhus, who is one of our biggest picture book illustrators.
Gro Dahle wisely and sensitively continues to address painful yet important childhood issues.
Gro Dahle (1962–) writes for both children and adults. As a children’s book writer she is known for her poetic books on themes that are often given little attention. Her poetry collections Riddles of Rain (Regnværsgåter) and A Hundred Thousand Hours (Hundre tusen timer) have solid places in the canon of modern Norwegian poetry. She has also published novels and short stories.