Jodi Moore

Author JODI MOORE writes for various magazines and newsletters, and is co-developer of an educational series for the hospitality industry. Writing for children has always been Jodi's passion because she strongly believes that if you nurture children's imagination, you will nourish their dreams. She lives not far from the shore in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons who are relentless in their quest to build the perfect sandcastle.  Jodi has written two picture books: When A Dragon Moves In (Flashlight Press) and Good News Nelson (Story Pie Press).

Jodi Moore, author (US)
Howard McWilliam, illustrator (UK)
When A Dragon Moves In
60,000 + copies sold in US
Scholastic Book Club selection

If you build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in.

And that's exactly what happens to one very lucky boy at the beach. Dad is busy sunbathing and Mom is busy with her book, so the boy and dragon roam the beach together, flying a kite, braving the waves, and roasting marshmallows.

But no one believes him when he shares the news of his magnificent dragon: Mom only hears the roar of the ocean, Dad thinks the dragon feather is a seagull feather, and know-it-all sis claims there's no such thing as a dragon.

That's when the sandwiches mysteriously disappear, claw prints are found in the brownies, and dragon-giggles erupt from the strangest of places. Heh-heh-heh. Is there truly a mischievous dragon running around on the beach or is someone's imagination running wild?

The sequel will be published in Fall 2015 in the US: When a Dragon Moves In Again.


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