When Dad disappears, it’s up to Max to take charge and look after his three little sisters: Thelma, Louise and Ripley. Just until Dad comes home. Because he’ll be home for Christmas, right?
Determined to keep the family together, Max takes his sisters to a remote village in Snowdonia, north Wales, where they can hide in a friend’s old cottage. There among the snowy mountains he finds new friends, new questions, and an ancient Welsh legend – of a sleeping dragon, guarding a lake of gold. Can Max keep his family safe, and defeat a dragon too? And is that really what he wants?
A warm, funny and emotional coming-of-age story for readers aged 8-12, about families, sheep, and what it really means to be a man.