Published: 2017 by Scholastic
Level: Early Years (R-2)
The story starts as a traditional tale of a king, his knights, a dragon and local villagers. Between the King, his knights and the dragon, the forest has been destroyed in the ongoing' battles and the villagers live in fear. Amongst the villagers there is a gentle boy who doesn't hear and communicates with 'dancing hands' and is not understood by the other villagers. One day the boy is caught unaware in the middle of the battle and when noticed simply asks by writing in the sand 'Why are you fighting?'. A beautiful simple story that has wonderful appeal should be shared and discussed.