Over at the Castle
Over at the Castle
By Boni Ashburn
Illustrator Kelly Murphy
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2010
  • Price: $15.95
  • Trim Size: 10 x 10
  • ISBN: 0-8109-8414-8
  • EAN: 9780810984141
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: 32 pages of full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All

In this clever reworking of the classic folk song “Over in the Meadow,” readers meet villagers who spent their day spinning, cleaning, cooking, dancing, and more. The text counts up from one baby dragon to ten court jesters, and kids will enjoy counting along with each of the characters as they go about their daily work. At the end of the day, all the villagers look out their windows for a special surprise from their dragon neighbors. Readers will pore over illustrations filled with the same unexpected, warm humor of Boni Ashburn and Kelly Murphy’s first book, Hush, Little Dragon.

About the author

Boni Ashburn is the author of Hush, Little Dragon. She lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband and four children. Visit her online at www.boniashburn.com. Kelly Murphy is the illustrator of Hush, Little Dragon and several other picture books. She lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.kelmurphy.com.