I Want to Inspire and Encourage Children

Kathryn Hollingworth Author Interview

We’re on a Dragon Quest follows two children as they go in search of a dragon in the snow, collecting clues from magical creatures along the way. What was the inspiration for your story?

When I was a young child, my mother told me that she’d seen a fairy hiding among the potted plants in our yard. I really wanted to believe her, so I went outside to look for this tiny creature. Although I didn’t see a fairy, I drew pictures about my search for her. More recently I came up with the idea for We’re on a Dragon Quest, because I wanted to write an exciting adventure set close to a child’s home. The story takes place in the winter, as snow has a magical quality.

Why did you choose to leave the children in this story unnamed?

I left them unnamed because I wanted the children reading the story to pretend that they are the characters in the adventure, and therefore to become more involved in the quest.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The themes of the story are friendship and co-operation. I was also hoping to inspire a sense of wonder and encourage children to write imaginative stories for themselves

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I am working on a lower middle grade series of animal story books. I am currently editing the first one and I hope it will be available in 2023.

This is an enchanting picture book for young children. This book tells an story about two young children, who go on a quest to find a dragon in their garden in the wintertime. They are helped by magical creatures along the way. The children find friendship in an unexpected place.

Posted on June 14, 2022, in Interviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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