A girl and a boy watch a stranger build a dragon in the sand. The dragon must wait for the night tide to set it free. But there is danger on the beach. As the sea crawls closer, other children come. They jump and play and the dragon begins to dissolve beneath their feet. The boy and the girl must keep the dragon safe until the sea can free him.An avid reader of Grimm's fairy tales as a child, Ingrid Lee enters the world of the imagination with ease. She herself has made sandy shapes on many beaches over the years. And always, she says, she has trouble leaving them to fend for themselves at the end of the day. Ingrid is also the author of The True Story of George and George Most Wanted, both Orca Echoes. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, where, in addition to writing, she teaches art and English.When Soizick Meister was a little girl in France, she loved both real-life and storybook adventures. Soizick graduated from graphic design school in Basel, Switzerland, and has had several exhibitions in Switzerland and France. She created the illustrations for Dragon Tide using a mixed technique involving acrylics, colored pencils and airbrush on paper. Soizick currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is Soizick Meister's first book for Orca Books.Lee, Ingrid is the author of 'Dragon Tide ', published 2006 under ISBN 9781551433523 and ISBN 1551433524.