The King and the Dragon

By James Shrimpton, Illustrated by Helena Perez Garcia

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The King and the Dragon

By James Shrimpton, Illustrated by Helena Perez Garcia

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Picture Book for Kids Ages 3–5 Celebrates God’s Ultimate Victory Over Sin and Death 

When the knight slays the dragon in any story, readers and listeners all cheer in celebration. We rejoice because it echoes the Bible—the victory of good over evil is a prominent theme because the Lord came to have final victory over the devil. 

In this imaginative story, James Shrimpton teaches children the story of redemption in the Bible through the lens of dragon slaying. With a memorable rhyming style, engaging artwork, and theologically grounded storytelling, this book is perfect for teaching children the story of Christ’s defeat of sin, death, and evil. 

  • Ideal for Children Ages 3–5: Teaches children about the arc of victory and defeat in a memorable rhyming style 
  • Short Enough for Bedtime: Approachable length makes it ideal for younger children  
  • Colorful and Whimsical: Artwork by Helena Pérez Garcia will help capture the imagination of its readers 


James Shrimpton

James W. Shrimpton (MSc, University of Dundee) is a chartered accountant and hymn writer. He lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, with his wife and children, where they are members of Trinity Church Aberdeen.


Helena Perez Garcia

Helena Perez Garcia is a London-based illustrator who specializes in portraits, editorial illustration, and book illustration. Her work is inspired by art, literature, and films, and has been featured by publishing houses, publications, and newspapers, such as Penguin Random House and BuzzFeed.

Product Details

Title: The King and the Dragon
Published: July 12, 2022
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7835-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7835-9
Category: Fiction
Children & Youth
Retail Price: $14.99
Binding: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Trim: 8.5 in x 8.5 in
Page Count: 32 + self ends


“James Shrimpton’s rhyming drama The King and the Dragon brings back memories of reading with our own children and sometimes for the second or third time hearing cries of ‘Again! Again!’ I can well imagine The King and the Dragon will receive the same response in many families. Parents will enjoy reading it out loud, children’s fertile imaginations will be stimulated by its storyline, and—perhaps best of all—both will want to talk about what it all means again and again!”
Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“Our church benefits regularly from James Shrimpton’s gifts of telling the story of the gospel in poetic words which magnify the Lord Jesus and trace the beauty of the biblical drama. I am thrilled that now many others of all ages can benefit too from this wonderful book. Read and enjoy!”
David Gibson, Minister, Trinity Church, Aberdeen; author, Living Life Backward

“Fantastic book! With remarkable illustrations, The King and the Dragon is a beautiful and captivating tale. The task of communicating the gospel to our children through story is a significant work, and James Shrimpton does this excellently.”
Devon and Jessica Robyn Provencher, coauthors, Big Theology for Little Hearts