Leonard of Quirm


  • Who is ‘Leonard of Quirm’? What/where is ‘Quirm’?
  • What is the man painting? Why does he have his eyes closed?
  • Who built the ship? Why does it have oars, a rudder, a sail, a hot air balloon and dragons pulling it? Can it travel on water too? What happened to one of the oars?
  • How do the dragons feel about pulling the boat? What about the dragon sat next to the man? Why is this dragon treated differently to the others? [Go deeper: Should animals ever be used for transportation?]
  • What’s in the bags on the side of the boat? Why are they there?
  • Where are they going? Why?
  • How long have they been travelling for?

Credit: Paul Kidby
Illustration © Paul Kidby

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