Susan Coursey Invites Readers On a Magical Journey to Make a Dragon Laugh

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New book ‘How do you make a Dragon Laugh?’ tells the adventurous story of a girl who will try to make Perry happy, secure and free.

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Dragons are legendary creatures typically with serpentine or reptilian traits that are featured in the myths of many cultures. There has been varying stories about them. Some dragons are said to breathe fire or to be poisonous, while others have especially large eyes to watch treasure very diligently. But aside from these characteristics, do dragons laugh too?

How do you make a Dragon Laugh?” written by author Susan Coursey is an illustrative storybook for children that tells the story of Lia, an adventurous girl with a great imagination. Her favorite book is “Puff the Magic Dragon,” but to Lia, dragons always seem so sad. One night, Lia was awakened by noises and voices from a spaceship that had crashed into the tree holding the tree house in the backyard.The strange creatures repaired the damage and introduced themselves as Commander Alpha and Ranger Aidan from Planet Eleuthera. They are on a mission on earth to take some animals to Eleuthera where they will be happy, safe and free.

Upon learning that Perry, a huge dragon that has wings, flies and breathes fire has been sad, acted out a bit lately and is put in a cage inside a zoo, Lia decided to see him and try to make him laugh. She boarded the spaceship and travels back to Planet Eleuthera with Commander Alpha and Ranger Aidan. But how will she make Perry laugh?

“How do you make a Dragon Laugh?” is a colorful and entertaining fictional read that invites readers to go on a magical journey to Planet Eleuthera to see if Lia can make Perry the dragon laugh.

This book will be featured at the 2014 National Education Association in Denver, CO, on July 1 - 2, 2014 .

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About the Author
Susan Coursey is a children’s book author and editor of the website It publishes articles providing examples about creation and use of interactive eBook elements for an eBook and how to create a talking storybook for their children. The website will also publish a free downloadable Spanish translation of the children’s picture book as well. Susan Coursey raised three sons, tutored at their schools and coached their soccer teams. She is especially interested in engaging children in reading activities that will excite them while building skills.

About the Illustrator
Bruno Lubrano Di Giunno has delighted parents and children with his illustrations for more than twenty years. A freelance illustrator based in Bologna Italy, he is best known for drawing illustrations for educational books, children’s books and comic books. He has worked in many other fields including book cover design and character design. He is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers) and Illustrators, and USk (Urban Sketchers).

How do you make a Dragon Laugh?* by Susan Coursey
Lia’s Magic Dragon
Picture Book; $21.99; 32 pages; 978-1-4836-5655-7
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-5656-4

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