Robert Burleigh lives in Chicago, Illinois, and is the author of
many acclaimed picture book biographies of sports stars.
Mary GrandPre lives in Sarasota, Florida, and is best known as the cover illustrator for the mega-hit Harry Potter series.
A fanciful poem about the last of the dragons, Ultimon, who becomes the constellation Draco. In a modern-day city, Ultimon lives alone in the sewers, worn and sad, dreaming of his former glory. One night he emerges and begs the universe to take pity on him, and he hears a faint call from the sky. He gathers his strength for one final flight and takes his place among the stars. The story of the last dragon secretly coexisting in the contemporary world is compelling, and GrandPre s illustrations do a lovely job juxtaposing the mythological and metropolitan elements. Her expressive paintings full of sad, cool blues, purples, and greens that explode with warmth as Ultimon takes his triumphant place in the sky draw viewers into the dragon s world. . . . High-fantasy lovers of all ages will enjoy this book.--"School Library Journal" School Library Journal"