Pip knows that the half-dead little creature she finds in the creek bed is a dragon, immediately. Thereafter, she names it Little Fella and feeds it mushed arrowroot biscuits and Weetabix. It’s Laura Denning who discovers he likes apple, but then Laura is a Dragon singer.
It’s Pip with the Dragon Skin. It means that she feels what Little Fella feels, from his growing and stretching, urgency and pain, to his determination to leave. What’s more, she’s hearing Mika, talking to him still, although he left them some time ago. Nothing has been the same since Mika.
Pip’s still staying away from Matt, though her mother remains in thrall to him, watching her phone, warning Pip to be quiet, making his breakfast just as he likes it. However, the tiptoeing is too much. It’s eggshells all the way.
Why has Pip discovered Little Fella? What does he mean? Could his growing and strength have something to do with her and what she needs to do with her life?
Bookwagon is knocked sideways by Dragon Skin. Somehow this novel gets into our heart and minds so that we’re breathing with Pip in the heat, alongside feeling her grief, frustration, fear and growing determination. This is an exceptional book. What’s more, we urge our readers of any age to discover, Dragon Skin.