Long ago, in a world where dragons were the world’s protectors, a beautiful girl dragon named Ellam lived in a cool, misty cave. Although Ellam liked to have fun with her friends, she had a secret.
She liked to pull out her scales.
Ellam was always careful to cover her body-she didn’t want anyone to see that she was missing her scales. That is, until one day when Everwynn, the great king of the dragons, needed someone for a special mission. Someone without scales. Join Ellam on her exciting journey as she discovers that everyone’s wounds have a purpose, and the storms we travel through are part of a greater plan.
Note to parents: Although this book is intended for children struggling with the effects of trichotillomania-compulsive pulling out of one’s hair-it is ideal for any child (or adult) who needs to be reminded that our differences do not decrease our value.
This book is a wonderful tale for children who struggle with body-focused behaviors. It reframes the wounds that come from pain as the struggles that make us unique, and encourages self-compassion and acceptance.
William Michael Davidson is the author of the children’s book, The Dragon Who Pulled her Scales, the short work entitled “Addicted to Love” and the upcoming novel, Living Sacrifice. He lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife and two daughters. He is working on additions to his children’s book series as well as his adult fiction novels.
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