Damien Jones spent his childhood daydreaming and drawing. He
attended the Arts Institute of Bournemouth where he gained a BA
Hons in Animation Production. He worked as an animator on films
like the Oscar-nominated feature film L'illusionniste (2010)
before beginning his career in book illustration. He has worked
with publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Random House, and
Scholastic. He lives in Cornwall, UK, with his family.
Tracey West has written more than 300 books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series, the Pixie Tricks series, and the Hiro's Quest series. She has also appeared on the New York Times bestseller list as author of the Pokemon chapter book adaptations. Tracey lives with her family in New York State's western Catskills. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @TraceyWestBooks and on Facebook at @AuthorTraceyWest.
A New York Times bestselling series!Praise for Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1): In this first of the Dragon Masters series, vocabularly is accessible; sentences, paragraphs, and chapters are short; and dialogue moves the story along rapidly. Black-and-white sketch-type drawings add depth to the story and feelings to the characters (both children and dragons). Emergent readers will find happy success here. -- BooklistThe first of a new series of early chapter books, this entry is sure to attract fans. Brief chapters, large print, lots of action, attractive illustrations in every spread including a maplike panorama, an enviable protagonist -- who wouldn't want to be a Dragon Master? -- all combine to make an entertaining read. With plenty left to be resolved, the next entry will be eagerly sought after. - Kirkus ReviewsEach page features wonderfully detailed pencil illustrations which help to support the text. -- Library Media ConnectionPraise for BRANCHES books: These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections. -- School Library JournalA nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books. -- Booklist