King Widget has gone missing. It's all very mysterious, and brave young Digory has been sent off to find him. But along the way a baby dragon befriends Digory and he is soon mistaken for a wizard! Feared by the locals for his possible enchantments, he is knocked out by a clomp of earth at a mud slinging match. The next thing Digory knows is he is locked up in the dungeon of Warlock's Haunt. However, in a merry twist of fate, Digory may well have stumbled upon the very answer to the riddle of the lost king.
Angela McAllister is the author of several picture books on the Bloomsbury list including the irrepressible Be Good Gordon. She lives in Hampshire. Ian Beck started work as a freelance designer and illustrator for consumer magazines and newspapers. He has designed album covers including Sir Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'. Ian is well known for illustrating many wonderful and familiar nursery rhymes as well as winning gold with three of his books in the Right Start Magazine Best Toy Awards. His first novel for children 'The Secret History of Thomas Trueheart' will be published by OUP in Spring 2006. Ian is also the author of Winston the Book Wolf and he is a fantastic addition to the Bloomsbury Children's list.