Author: M.P. Robertson


Illustrator: M.P. Robertson

ROBERTSON, M.P. The Egg. London: Frances Lincoln [2000]. 4to, [24]pp. Color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy, without fine dust jacket, as issued. With a bookplate signed by the author/artist, M.P. Robertson, laid-in.

First edition, being issued the year before the US edition. George tends the giant golden egg till it hatches – only to reveal a baby dragon! George knows exactly what to do – a baby dragon needs to learn how to fly, how to breathe fire, and how to defeat a knight – and George is ready to teach him! The dragon learns quickly, but is anxious to find his own kind.  When George wakes up one morning to find the little dragon missing, he wonders if he’ll ever see his dragon again! The first volume in Robertson’s “George Quartet.”