Liz Flanagan is an award-winning author and educator who writes for children and young adults. Her books include Dragon Daughter and Eden Summer (nominated for the Carnegie Medal).


"As a story for our times, Dragon Daughter is luminous... This is storytelling at its very best - exciting, political, poignant and utterly enchanting." Kenilworth Books

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The dragons are here! There was a week-long blog tour in July 2019 to celebrate the launch of Dragon Daughter in paperback. Huge thanks to all these wonderful bloggers for their support and for sharing the dragon love! Please click here to navigate to the posts.

Latest News

Dragon Daughter has won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award in the primary category! This was voted for by young readers. Read more here:

Dragon Daughter  is Calderdale Book of the Year 2019, primary category!

Dragon Daughter is Calderdale Book of the Year 2019, primary category!

The Dutch edition of Eden Summer, translated by Aleid van Eeekelen-Benders and published by Gottmer as De Dag Van Eden, has been shortlisted for this wonderful award in The Netherlands: read more here.

Dragon Daughter has won the Leeds Book Awards 2019 in the 9-11 age category! This award is voted for by young readers in the city. Read more - including some wonderful reviews! - on the awards website here.

Liz with Leeds Book Award

I am delighted to share that Dragon Daughter was published by Scholastic in the USA in October 2019 under the new title of Legends of the Sky! Same book, same dragons, different title…

Legends of the Sky

Dragon Daughter

I’ve been collecting readers’ letters and fan art here. Please do get in touch - using the contact button - to share your art or reviews!

Dragon Daughter HB cover artwork by Angelo Rinaldi

Dragon Daughter is aimed at readers of around nine and upwards: 'Fiery friendships, forgotten family and the struggle for power collide in Dragon Daughter - the epic new saga from Liz Flanagan.'

The first reviews of Dragon Daughter are here! 

Dragon Daughter is 'one to watch' for October 2018, says The Bookseller, and 'a thrilling fantasy quest'. Here's the full review, below:

Bookseller Review of Dragon Daughter

I’ve been asked at school events which part of Dragon Daughter is my favourite. Here’s my answer! It’s the hatching scene:

Getting ready for Dragon-related workshops...

Getting ready for Dragon-related workshops...

Other News

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Eden Summer

Eden Summer is published in The Netherlands by Gottmer, with a translation by Aleid van Eekelen and this beautiful cover designed by Studio Marlies Visser:

Gottmer edition of Eden Summer.jpeg

Eden Summer is now available in the USA, published by Scholastic:

Eden Summer US.jpg

Eden Summer was shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2017.

Eden Summer was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017.


Eden Summer was an Editor's Choice pick in the Bookseller:



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